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About the Author

Junot Díaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and was raised in New Jersey. His fiction has appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, African Voices, and Best American Short Stories. He wrote the story collection Drown and the novel The Brief Wondrous mostrar mais Life of Oscar Wao, which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. His debut picture book is entitled Islandborn, published June 2018. He is a professor of creative writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Junot Díaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) 13,054 exemplares
This Is How You Lose Her (2012) 2,904 exemplares
Drown (1996) 2,607 exemplares
Islandborn (2018) 613 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016) — Editor — 262 exemplares
Global Dystopias (Boston Review / Forum) (2017) — Editor — 29 exemplares
Beacon Best of 2001 (Beacon Anthology) (2001) — Editor — 27 exemplares
The Cheater's Guide to Love (2019) 23 exemplares
Miss Lora 4 exemplares
Ysrael (short story) 3 exemplares
Sådan mister du hende (2013) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,132 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 450 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 393 exemplares
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (2011) — Contribuidor — 379 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 353 exemplares
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 285 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 246 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 199 exemplares
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuidor, algumas edições151 exemplares
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Best African American Fiction (2009) (2009) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Coming of Age in the 21st Century: Growing Up in America Today (2008) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose (2016) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The New Yorker Science Fiction Issue 2012, June 4 & 11 (2012) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



*** February - What are you reading? em Club Read 2013 (Abril 2013)


I wanted to like this book more than I did. I could see on an intellectually level what was being done. The contrast that's drawn between Oscar, the decidedly irregular Dominican man, and Yunior, the clear authorial stand-in and ultimate player is engaging at times. Clearly there's a lot to uncover there about masculinity, stereotypes and expectations, but I just wasn't that into the language and the voice, particularly the chapters narrated by Yunior.

Glad I finally read it though, it is interesting even if I didn't necessarily enjoy it all the way through.… (mais)
rknickme | 484 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
I was a bit disappointed in this book, as its Pulitzer had raised my expectations. But I never really became invested in any of the characters, save Beli during her back story. It's also worth noting that anyone planning to read this should have a Spanish dictionary close by while reading; there are an abundance of phrases I didn't understand. Maybe I'd have enjoyed it a little more if I had!
gonzocc | 484 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
It has elements that appeal to me, but there are two big problems with the novel from my perspective. The narrative voice became more grating as the story went on; strong in machismo and a tone of ironic distance, Yunior’s voice was not the voice to tell this story for me. How much this is affected by the controversy surrounding Díaz’s own behavior and a sense that this voice is how Díaz likes to see himself, as a Don Juan who sees himself a bit above it all, I’m not sure, but I feel I would have enjoyed the novel more told in Oscar’s voice. There’s a reason the novel isn’t called The Continuing Irritating Life of Yunior.

Secondly the novel’s structure impeded my enjoyment. This is a personal preference to be sure, but in general I prefer not to hop around between characters and time periods back and forth, forth and back, in lengthy sections. In some novels it works great but generally I like a more time linear construction.
… (mais)
lelandleslie | 484 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
This book featured fabulous illustrations! It was about a little girl from an island she doesn't remember who has to write about her home country for a school assignment. Since she doesn't remember, she asks her family and community about the island and what life was like. She learns not to be ashamed that she cannot remember her home, but realizes that her home lives in her heart even if she can't remember.
This would be a super cool book to read and talk about where everyone is from! Even if students are from the same town we are currently in, it would be so wonderful for students to be able to share their connection with the place they live. They could do a similar project as the student was assigned in the book. This is probably appropriate for 1st and 2nd grade students.… (mais)
mmulvany22 | 51 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |


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