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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 mehr anzeigen 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) weniger anzeigen
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Und so verlierst du sie (2012) 2,907 Exemplare
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The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016) — Herausgeber — 264 Exemplare
Global Dystopias (Boston Review / Forum) (2017) — Herausgeber — 29 Exemplare
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Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (2011) — Mitwirkender — 379 Exemplare
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100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Mitwirkender — 287 Exemplare
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Mitwirkender — 279 Exemplare
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The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Mitwirkender — 212 Exemplare
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Mitwirkender — 199 Exemplare
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Mitwirkender — 186 Exemplare
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Mitwirkender, einige Ausgaben152 Exemplare
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Mitwirkender — 146 Exemplare
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Mitwirkender — 126 Exemplare
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Mitwirkender — 110 Exemplare
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Mitwirkender — 75 Exemplare
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Mitwirkender — 60 Exemplare
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Mitwirkender — 58 Exemplare
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Mitwirkender — 54 Exemplare
Best African American Fiction (2009) (2009) — Mitwirkender — 47 Exemplare
Coming of Age in the 21st Century: Growing Up in America Today (2008) — Mitwirkender — 17 Exemplare
Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose (2016) — Mitwirkender — 7 Exemplare
The New Yorker Science Fiction Issue 2012, June 4 & 11 (2012) — Mitwirkender — 2 Exemplare

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I liked this book slightly more than his other book, mostly because I thought the short story format was better for the story he was trying to convey. I still found that his writing style was a little bit over dramatized and occasionally the stories were frustrating to read. Again, I'd recommend it to people who speak spanish more than I would to people who don't, though he uses less "spanish at critical moments" in this book than he does in Oscar Wao.
 
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mrbearbooks | 44 weitere Rezensionen | Apr 22, 2024 |
This book was okay because it was written in a cool style and reasonable fast paced. The plot wasn't really impressive, and the constant use of Spanish phrases that I didn't know was really frustrating. I would only recommend it if you speak Spanish.
 
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mrbearbooks | 486 weitere Rezensionen | Apr 22, 2024 |
My feelings on this book are complicated but also super easy to explain: I think it's probably brilliant for a lot of readers, I think Diaz is a fantastic writer, and I completely understand all of his techniques, and I think they are used masterfully... but I didn't enjoy it at all.

Which is just to say, this book and I are not compatible. I think it is very good if it suits.
 
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therebelprince | 486 weitere Rezensionen | Apr 21, 2024 |
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.… (mehr)
 
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