This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her
Author: Junot Díaz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN: 9780571294213
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is How You Lose Her Book Excerpt:

A new collection from Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, about the haunting, impossible power of love.

This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her
Author: Junot Díaz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN: 1101596953
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is How You Lose Her Book Excerpt:

Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award A Time and People Top 10 Book of 2012 Finalist for the 2012 Story Prize Chosen as a notable or best book of the year by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The LA Times, Newsday, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, the iTunes bookstore, and many more... "Electrifying." –The New York Times Book Review “Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulitzer Prize… Díaz’s prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic.” –O Magazine From the award-winning author, a stunning collection that celebrates the haunting, impossible power of love. On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In a New Jersey laundry room, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”

Junot D az and the Decolonial Imagination

Junot D  az and the Decolonial Imagination
Author: Monica Hanna,Jennifer Harford Vargas,José David Saldívar
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-12-18
ISBN: 0822374765
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Junot D az and the Decolonial Imagination Book Excerpt:

The first sustained critical examination of the work of Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz, this interdisciplinary collection considers how Díaz's writing illuminates the world of Latino cultural expression and trans-American and diasporic literary history. Interested in conceptualizing Díaz's decolonial imagination and his radically re-envisioned world, the contributors show how his aesthetic and activist practice reflect a significant shift in American letters toward a hemispheric and planetary culture. They examine the intersections of race, Afro-Latinidad, gender, sexuality, disability, poverty, and power in Díaz's work. Essays in the volume explore issues of narration, language, and humor in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the racialized constructions of gender and sexuality in Drown and This Is How You Lose Her, and the role of the zombie in the short story "Monstro." Collectively, they situate Díaz’s writing in relation to American and Latin American literary practices and reveal the author’s activist investments. The volume concludes with Paula Moya's interview with Díaz. Contributors: Glenda R. Carpio, Arlene Dávila, Lyn Di Iorio, Junot Díaz, Monica Hanna, Jennifer Harford Vargas, Ylce Irizarry, Claudia Milian, Julie Avril Minich, Paula M. L. Moya, Sarah Quesada, José David Saldívar, Ramón Saldívar, Silvio Torres-Saillant, Deborah R. Vargas

Junot D az

Junot D  az
Author: José David Saldívar
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2022-08-19
ISBN: 1478023333
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Junot D az Book Excerpt:

In Junot Díaz: On the Half-Life of Love, José David Saldívar offers a critical examination of one of the leading American writers of his generation. He explores Díaz’s imaginative work and the diasporic and immigrant world he inhabits, showing how his influences converged in his fiction and how his writing—especially his Pulitzer Prize--winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao—radically changed the course of US Latinx literature and created a new way of viewing the decolonial world. Saldívar examines several aspects of Díaz’s career, from his vexed relationship to the literary aesthetics of Whiteness that dominated his MFA experience and his critiques of the colonialities of power, race, and gender in culture and societies of the Dominican Republic, United States, and the Américas to his use of the science-fiction imaginary to explore the capitalist zombification of our planet. Throughout, Saldívar shows how Díaz’s works exemplify the literary currents of the early twenty-first century.

Symbolism 17 Latina o Literature

Symbolism 17  Latina o Literature
Author: Rüdiger Ahrens,Florian Kläger,Klaus Stierstorfer
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 3110532913
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symbolism 17 Latina o Literature Book Excerpt:

The complex nature of globalization increasingly requires a comparative approach to literature in order to understand how migration and commodity flows impact aesthetic production and expressive practices. This special issue of Symbolism: An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics explores the trans-American dimensions of Latina/o literature in a trans-Atlantic context. Examining the theoretical implications suggested by the comparison of the global North-global South dynamics of material and aesthetic exchange, this volume highlights emergent Latina/o authors, texts, and methodologies of interest in for comparative literary studies. In the essays, literary scholars address questions of the transculturation, translation, and reception of Latina/o literature in the United States and Europe. In the interviews, emergent Latina/o authors speak to the processes of creative writing in a transnational context. This volume suggests how the trans-American dialogues found in contemporary Latina/o literature elucidates trans-Atlantic critical dialogues.

Reading Junot Diaz

Reading Junot Diaz
Author: Christopher Gonzalez
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2015-12-28
ISBN: 0822981246
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Junot Diaz Book Excerpt:

Dominican American author and Pulitzer Prize–winner Junot Díaz has gained international fame for his blended, cross-cultural fiction. Reading Junot Díaz is the first study to focus on his complete body of published works. It explores the totality of his work and provides a concise view of the interconnected and multilayered narrative that weaves throughout Díaz’s writings. Christopher González analyzes both the formal and thematic features and discusses the work in the context of speculative and global fiction as well as Caribbean and Latino/a culture and language. Topics such as race, masculinity, migration, and Afro-Latinidad are examined in depth. González provides a synthesis of the prevailing critical studies of Díaz and offers many new insights into his work.

The Fiction of Junot D az

The Fiction of Junot D  az
Author: Heather Ostman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-11-28
ISBN: 1442272473
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fiction of Junot D az Book Excerpt:

This book looks at the work of acclaimed author Junot Díaz, closely examining the linguistic, popular culture, and literary references that are woven throughout his work. Ostman also considers Diaz’s work as it relates to issues of identity, citizenship, culture, language, class, gender, and race.

Walk the Barrio

Walk the Barrio
Author: Cristina Rodriguez
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2022-06-15
ISBN: 081394807X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk the Barrio Book Excerpt:

Immigrant communities evince particular and deep relationship to place. Building on this self-evident premise, Walk the Barrio adds the less obvious claim that to write about place you must experience place. Thus, in this book about immigrants, writing, and place, Cristina Rodriguez walks neighborhood streets, talks to immigrants, interviews authors, and puts herself physically in the spaces that she seeks to understand. The word barrio first entered the English lexicon in 1833 and has since become a commonplace not only of American speech but of our literary imagination. Indeed, what draws Rodriguez to the barrios of Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and others is the work of literature that was fueled and inspired by those neighborhoods. Walk the Barrio explores the ways in which authors William Archila, Richard Blanco, Angie Cruz, Junot Díaz, Salvador Plascencia, Héctor Tobar, and Helena María Viramontes use their U.S. hometowns as both setting and stylistic inspiration. Asking how these writers innovate upon or break the rules of genre to render in words an embodied experience of the barrio, Rodriguez considers, for example, how the spatial map of New Brunswick impacts the mobility of Díaz’s female characters, or how graffiti influences the aesthetics of Viramontes’s novels. By mapping each text’s fictional setting upon the actual spaces it references in what she calls "barriographies," Rodriguez reveals connections between place, narrative form, and migrancy. This first-person, interdisciplinary approach presents an innovative model for literary studies as it sheds important light on the ways in which transnationalism transforms the culture of each Latinx barrio, effecting shifts in gender roles, the construction of the family, definitions of social normativity, and racial, ethnic, national, and linguistic identifications.

Embodied Economies

Embodied Economies
Author: Israel Reyes
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2022-05-13
ISBN: 1978827857
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embodied Economies Book Excerpt:

Embodied Economies compares works of Latinx Caribbean fiction and theater that explore the pitfalls and successes of economic upward mobility in diasporic communities. Each chapter compares two works in a counterpoint analysis that reveals the contradictions of using Latinx Caribbean culture to get ahead in the competitive fields of education, business, entertainment, and finance.

Latino a Literature in the Classroom

Latino a Literature in the Classroom
Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2015-06-19
ISBN: 1317933982
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latino a Literature in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

In one of the most rapidly growing areas of literary study, this volume provides the first comprehensive guide to teaching Latino/a literature in all variety of learning environments. Essays by internationally renowned scholars offer an array of approaches and methods to the teaching of the novel, short story, plays, poetry, autobiography, testimonial, comic book, children and young adult literature, film, performance art, and multi-media digital texts, among others. The essays provide conceptual vocabularies and tools to help teachers design courses that pay attention to: Issues of form across a range of storytelling media Issues of content such as theme and character Issues of historical periods, linguistic communities, and regions Issues of institutional classroom settings The volume innovatively adds to and complicates the broader humanities curriculum by offering new possibilities for pedagogical practice.

This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her
Author: Junot Díaz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 9780571312276
Category: Dominican Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is How You Lose Her Book Excerpt:

Jaime Hernandez-deemed "one of the twentieth century's most significant comic creators" -has produced full-page, original illustrations for this stunning slipcased edition, one for each story, that perfectly capture the love-haunted spirit of the book. This Is How You Lose Her, is a collection of linked narratives about love - passionate love, illicit love, dying love, maternal love - told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle to find a point where their two worlds meet. In prose that is endlessly energetic and inventive, tender and funny, it lays bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of the human heart. Most of all, these stories remind us that the habit of passion always triumphs over experience and that 'love, when it hits us for real, has a half-life of forever.'

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights
Author: Sophia A. McClennen,Alexandra Schultheis Moore
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2018-02-05
ISBN: 131769628X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to this emerging field, offering a broad overview of human rights and literature while providing innovative readings on key topics. The first of its kind, this volume covers essential issues and themes, necessarily crossing disciplines between the social sciences and humanities. Sections cover: subjects, with pieces on subjectivity, humanity, identity, gender, universality, the particular, the body forms, visiting the different ways human rights stories are crafted and formed via the literary, the visual, the performative, and the oral contexts, tracing the development of the literature over time and in relation to specific regions and historical events impacts, considering the power and limits of human rights literature, rhetoric, and visual culture Drawn from many different global contexts, the essays offer an ideal introduction for those approaching the study of literature and human rights for the first time, looking for new insights and interdisciplinary perspectives, or interested in new directions for future scholarship. Contributors: Chris Abani, Jonathan E. Abel, Elizabeth S. Anker, Arturo Arias, Ariella Azoulay, Ralph Bauer, Anna Bernard, Brenda Carr Vellino, Eleni Coundouriotis, James Dawes, Erik Doxtader, Marc D. Falkoff, Keith P. Feldman, Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Audrey J. Golden, Mark Goodale, Barbara Harlow, Wendy S. Hesford, Peter Hitchcock, David Holloway, Christine Hong, Madelaine Hron, Meg Jensen, Luz Angélica Kirschner, Susan Maslan, Julie Avril Minich, Alexandra Schultheis Moore, Greg Mullins, Laura T. Murphy, Hanna Musiol, Makau Mutua, Zoe Norridge, David Palumbo-Liu, Crystal Parikh, Katrina M. Powell, Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Mark Sanders, Karen-Magrethe Simonsen, Joseph R. Slaughter, Sharon Sliwinski, Sidonie Smith, Domna Stanton, Sarah G. Waisvisz, Belinda Walzer, Ban Wang, Julia Watson, Gillian Whitlock and Sarah Winter.

The Cheater s Guide to Love

The Cheater s Guide to Love
Author: Junot Diaz
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 0571356451
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cheater s Guide to Love Book Excerpt:

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. You try every trick in the book to keep her. You write her letters. You drive her to work. You quote Neruda ... You try it all, but one day she will simply sit up in bed and say, No more. In Yunior, a Dominican-American writer and Harvard professor, Junot Díaz has created an irresistibly erratic protagonist, who sweeps you up in the poetic energy of his speech as he rehearses a broad repertoire of bad behaviour. Originally the climactic tale in the chain-linked This is How You Lose Her, 'The Cheater's Guide to Love' is a superb standalone song of decadence and experience.

This Is How You Lose the Time War

This Is How You Lose the Time War
Author: Amal El-Mohtar,Max Gladstone
Publsiher: Gallery / Saga Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1534430997
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is How You Lose the Time War Book Excerpt:

“[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay...This short novel warrants multiple readings to fully unlock its complexities.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review). From award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone comes an enthralling, romantic novel spanning time and space about two time-traveling rivals who fall in love and must change the past to ensure their future. Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandment finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, becomes something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean the death of each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win. That’s how war works, right? Cowritten by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.

Children of the Raven and the Whale

Children of the Raven and the Whale
Author: Caroline Chamberlin Hellman
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN: 0813943612
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of the Raven and the Whale Book Excerpt:

Taking its cue from Perry Miller’s 1956 classic of American literary criticism, The Raven and the Whale: The War of Words and Wits in the Era of Poe and Melville, Caroline Chamberlin Hellman’s new book examines ways in which contemporary multi-ethnic writers of the United States have responded to nineteenth- and early twentieth century texts historically central to the American literary canon. Each chapter of Children of the Raven and the Whale looks down the roads American literature ultimately traveled, examining pairs and constellations of texts in conversation. In their rewritings and layerings of new stories over older ones, contemporary writers forge ahead in their interrogations of a spectrum of American experience, whether they or their characters are native to the United States, first- or second-generation immigrants, or transnational. Revealing the traces of texts by writers such as Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, and James Baldwin lying beneath contemporary American literature by Chang-rae Lee, Jonathan Lethem, Jhumpa Lahiri, Junot Díaz, Joseph O’Neill, Colum McCann, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hellman posits the existence of a twenty-first-century American renaissance.

Hartas Maturin

Hartas Maturin
Author: Horace Frank Lester
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hartas Maturin Book Excerpt:

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sports
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes Book Excerpt:

Love War Stories

Love War Stories
Author: Ivelisse Rodriguez
Publsiher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-07-10
ISBN: 1936932288
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love War Stories Book Excerpt:

“Arrests the heart with its stunning exploration of women who are put through a kind of hell in their determination to find true love . . . extraordinary.” —Angie Cruz, author of Dominicana Finalist for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalist for the 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES Award Best Book/Most Anticipated Book/Recommended Read of 2018: Cosmopolitan.com, The Root, Electric Literature, Bustle, Book Riot, PEN America, PopSugar, The Rumpus, B*tch, Remezcla, Mitú, and other publications. Puerto Rican girls are brought up to want one thing: true love. Yet they are raised by women whose lives are marked by broken promises, grief, and betrayal. While some believe that they’ll be the ones to finally make it work, others swear not to repeat cycles of violence. This collection documents how these “love wars” break out across generations as individuals find themselves caught in the crosshairs of romance, expectations, and community. “A tough smart dazzling debut by a tough smart dazzling writer. Ivelisse Rodriguez is a revelation.” —Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of This Is How You Lose Her “[An] exceptional collection of short stories . . . Filled with memorable characters and sharp writing, this book will leave you breathless.” —Bustle “Rodriguez conceives exquisite misery and makes alchemy of hopelessness in her debut short story collection.” —Electric Literature “[A] perceptive exploration of love, heartbreak, and womanhood.” —The Seattle Review of Books “This reviewer kept returning to [these stories] for their freshness, urgency, and sheer heart.” —Library Journal “Throughout the collection, Rodriguez’s prose pulls you in, and her characters will stay with you even when the stories are only a few pages long.” —BUST “Both heartbreaking and insightful.” —Publishers Weekly “Stunning.” —MyDomaine

Drown

Drown
Author: Junot Díaz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1997-07-01
ISBN: 1101147148
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drown Book Excerpt:

From the beloved and award-winning author Junot Díaz, a spellbinding saga of a family’s journey through the New World. A coming-of-age story of unparalleled power, Drown introduced the world to Junot Díaz's exhilarating talents. It also introduced an unforgettable narrator— Yunior, the haunted, brilliant young man who tracks his family’s precarious journey from the barrios of Santo Domingo to the tenements of industrial New Jersey, and their epic passage from hope to loss to something like love. Here is the soulful, unsparing book that made Díaz a literary sensation.

How to be Well Read

How to be Well Read
Author: John Sutherland
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN: 1409039153
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to be Well Read Book Excerpt:

As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater, it’s a hard a job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that. In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding, most remarkable and, on occasion, most shamelessly enjoyable works of fiction ever written – the perfect reading list for the would-be literary expert. His taste is impressively eclectic. An appreciation of Apuleius’s The Golden Ass – arguably the first-ever novel – is followed by a consideration of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger. The Handmaid’s Tale is followed by Hangover Square, Jane Eyre by Jaws. There are imposing Victorian novels, entertaining contemporary thrillers and everything in between, from dystopian works to romance. The flavour of each is brilliantly evoked and its relative merits or demerits assessed. At the same time, John Sutherland shows how the work fits into a broader context – whether that of the author’s life or of other books from the same genre or period. And he offers endless snippets of intriguing information: did you know, for example, that the Nazis banned Bambi or that William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying on an upturned wheelbarrow; that Voltaire completed Candide in three days, or that Anna Sewell was paid £20 for Black Beauty? Encyclopedic and entertaining by turns, this is a wonderful dip-in book, whose opinions will inform and on occasion, no doubt, infuriate. It is also effectively a history of the novel in 500 or so bite-sized pieces.