Una crónica familiar que abarca tres generaciones y dos países, La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao cuenta la historia del gordiflón. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao has ratings and reviews. Cameron said: How this book won the Pulitzer Prize AND the National Book Cri. Readers’ questions about La maravillosa vida breve de Oscar Wao. 12 questions answered.

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Plus in his acknowledgements, Diaz mentioned one of my all-time literary crushes, Francisco Goldman. Imagine if, before Macomber marafillosa “accidentally” shot by his wife on that safari, Hemingway decided to pad the narrative with a couple hundred pages about Macomber’s mother, sister, and grandfather — tangents that only serve to betray the proper focus of the story, its title, and the reader’s trust.

View all 12 comments. The miles of stretch marks!

La maravillosa vida breve de Oscar Wao — Reader Q&A

By utilizing her appearance, she gained a complete understanding of the influences of her body. For an author who is so lauded, I am left confused at what he has to offer. Because the story of Oscar’s life is nothing without the background remembrance of Abelard, Beli, Lola wondrous’ lives. Not need to say more. And, finally, a sliver of redemption through all the sadness, like a brief, small smile or laugh at the end of a long crying jag. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Retrieved April 7, They said no matter how far a mule travels it can never come back a horse, but she would show them all. She was wearing stockings and a lovely pastel cardigan and stared straight ahead with this blank expression.

La maravillosa vida breve de Óscar Wao [The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao]

But if I need to wade through a boy because Oscar is NOT a man in my book who just wants to wallow in self-pity and whine about not having sex, no. It’s a mix of things but i’ts interesting, funny, tragic and highly relatable. Well, I told you a half-truth.


The phrase originated in the Frank Herbert novel Dune and Oscar uses it to try and quell his own fear near the end of the story, to viida avail. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Dec 24, Andy rated it it was ok.

He was hosted by an amazing reading series in Houston, Inprint. But when you boil this thing down, it’s just the story of a loser vda trying to get laid.

The different perspectives, the family, the entire history and origin story of their curse and the island itself, no matter maraavillosa far they we I wasn’t expecting this book to be so sad. I bought Oscar Wao as a birthday gift for my mother in October based on scores of sterling reviews.

There are a lot of bad words in here, so for someone who is easily offended, it might be a problem.

Oscar Wao also oscillates between English and Spanish. Maybe it was the fact that I started this during the holidays, and that’s not fair to any book, I’m the biggest wench from November 15th to January 15th. Like keeping the Ring from Sauron.

Immigrants straddle two worlds, belong to none and are beset by both. The stories here are as real as they are surreal. View all 13 comments.

Oscar desperately wants to be successful with women but, from a young age, is unable to find love, largely because he is vids nerd obsessed with science fiction and comic books.

Diaz also assumes his readers will come to the table with some knowledge of Dominican history, specifically the tyrannical regime of Rafael Trujillo, who ruled the Dominican Republic from to and who, if Oscar is to laa believed, was master of the fuku.

View all 11 comments. Oscar’s infinite capacity for empathy and connection with other human beings is a superpower in its own right. I stand by this completely. She eventually was tossed around the extended family and eventually “sold”, yes “That’s right-she was sold” Otherwise you have pscar work at it- and honestly, it isn’t that hard if you try a little and use your context clues- you’ll get a lot of it, and if you don’t, you’ll get the gist, believe me.


In an interview, Junot Diaz said that he offered up the Spanish without translation because he wanted to give English readers an idea of the immigrant experience. Read more Read less. Mravillosa, no me digas que tu todavia tienes hambre. We follow the life of his mother, Belicia, who was even more a force of nature.

Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim. As we follow him into college at Rutgers, where his sister studies, we can only be sad over how he has never grown up. For Diaz to bear witness to this aspect of history through the tragedy of Abelard was powerful and disturbing. He was not out to impress or shock us and instead came across as charming and candid.

They first appear when Beli is kidnapped and taken to be beaten in a canefield. There are some times when the narrator slips maravillosz first person, suggesting that vira is some pa to Oscar and his family. Oscar misfortunes caused by the FUKU are what pulls the story and how the past of his family is mportant in his future.

The longevity of his barbarous reign led to the slaughter of 50, Dominicans.