1-20 of 64 Search Results for

Junot Díaz

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
Published: 03 April 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387619-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8761-9
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter examines the Greater Antillean routes in Díaz’s work to unveil how the Caribbean, a central site of the modern era’s most intense mobility of people, as a point of departure or destination, has given rise to diasporic formations. It places Díaz in relation to his peers in the...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter reads Díaz alongside the black lesbian poet Audre Lorde to highlight Díaz’s concern with race, class, gender, and sexuality as mutually constituting and consequential aspects of identity. It begins with a consideration of the place of race in Díaz’s fiction to engage recent...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... The introduction theorizes Junot Díaz’s decolonial imagination, arguing that Díaz employs the creative faculty of the imagination to envision a radically different world, a world not structured through dominance but through solidarity. The introduction gives a biographical account of Díaz’s...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter provides a black, Atlantic reading of Díaz’s diasporic craft, particularly his sharp-witted eloquence in representing the complexities of Afro-Latinidad and black-brown alliances. It argues that Díaz breaks from conventions set by U.S. immigrant classics like Roth’s Call It Sleep...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter examines aesthetics, dispossession, trauma, and decolonial love in Díaz’s fiction. It theorizes a footnote from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao that critically reflects on Oscar’s spectacularly closeted reading of science fiction and fantasy books and the effects Oscar’s...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter examines two elements that are central to Díaz’s interventions into contemporary Latino/a cultural politics. The first is Diaz’s critical and assertive engagement with Latinidad and how this position impacts his work as well as his political involvements and activism. The second is...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter analyzes Díaz’s work through his critique of U.S. neocolonialism. His attention to classism, intraethnic racism, and internalized racism illustrates Drown’s effectiveness as what the chapter terms a narrative of loss. Díaz’s text grapples with the immediate, measurable losses...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter addresses the identity of the mysterious narrator of Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. It traces Yunior de las Casas’s artistic coming of age, his Künstlerroman, arguing that what emerges in his narrative is an aesthetics of artistic consumption, which reflects Díaz’s...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... superior to them. Bakhtin expanded the Western approach to laughter when he underscored how carnivalesque laughter resists the political status quo. This chapter contends that Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao structures a fascinating interplay between sudden glory and the carnivalesque...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter investigates the significance of the apocalyptic landscape and zombie figure in Díaz’s short story “Monstro.” It focuses on the zombie within the Caribbean context to suggest that this particular incarnation mirrors the history of capital-based societies with their Western...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... creating progressive political imaginaries. Disability is a central concern in Junot Díaz’s work. His characters’ bodies show the effects of poor nutrition, addiction, overwork, inadequate housing, and cancer. The stories “Ysrael” and “No Face,” from Drown, depict a young boy in the Dominican...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... Disability is a central concern in Junot Díaz’s work. His characters’ bodies show the effects of poor nutrition, addiction, overwork, inadequate housing, and cancer. The stories “Ysrael” and “No Face,” from Drown, depict a young boy in the Dominican Republic whose face is disfigured after a pig...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... of new Latin American cultural practices, as taken up by this U.S. population, places their oeuvres in a new regional context, navigating mass migrations, transnational communities, cultural alterations, and millennial transitions. This chapter frames broader Latined signification in Díaz’s work as...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter argues that Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a central text in an emerging set of dictatorship novels written by Latinos/as. Considering the tradition of the Latin American dictatorship novel within a broader hemispheric framework reveals that Latino/a novelists...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... political power and aesthetics, especially the aesthetic form of knowledge in books, using examples from both Díaz’s novel and Shakespeare’s play to demonstrate that politics is itself an aesthetic practice. It is an endeavor rooted in individuals’ desire to impose their imprint upon particular situations...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... rereading of current Latino/a literary practices as one of deracination that exceeds ideological, U.S.-based Americanness. This chapter argues that Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a central text in an emerging set of dictatorship novels written by Latinos/as. Considering the...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter reads Díaz alongside the black lesbian poet Audre Lorde to highlight Díaz’s concern with race, class, gender, and sexuality as mutually constituting and consequential aspects of identity. It begins with a consideration of the place of race in Díaz’s fiction to engage recent...