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Brief Wondrous Life

Examining Language in 'Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao'

Led Black | Posted 11.25.2012 | Books
Led Black

The term "un pie aqui y uno alla" (one foot here and one foot there) succinctly describes the bi-national existences led by many of the Dominicans and Dominican-Americans in the United States.

Cataloguing Cultural References In 'Oscar Wao'

Ariana Lenarsky | Posted 11.14.2012 | Books
Ariana Lenarsky

I'm not a huge geek, as far as I know. I'm an avid reader, yes, but after I read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, I only knew two things for certain: 1) I believe Junot Díaz to be a genius and a beast, and 2) I only caught 1/4th of the novel's pop culture references, tops.