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!!> BOOKS ✰ Drown ⚦ Author Junot Díaz – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us

Drown With Ten Stories That Move From The Barrios Of The Dominican Republic To The Struggling Urban Communities Of New Jersey, Junot Diaz Makes His Remarkable Debut Diaz S Work Is Unflinching And Strong, And These Stories Crackle With An Electric Sense Of Discovery Diaz Evokes A World In Which Fathers Are Gone, Mothers Fight With Grim Determination For Their Families And Themselves, And The Next Generation Inherits The Casual Cruelty, Devastating Ambivalence, And Knowing Humor Of Lives Circumscribed By Poverty And Uncertainty In Drown, Diaz Has Harnessed The Rhythms Of Anger And Release, Frustration And Joy, To Indelible Effect.

!!> BOOKS ✰ Drown  ⚦ Author Junot Díaz – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Drown
  • Junot Díaz
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 1573226068

    10 thoughts on “!!> BOOKS ✰ Drown ⚦ Author Junot Díaz – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us


  1. says:

    As when you re listening to some old piece of music you never thought much of, it could be a long ago seemingly throwaway pop dance number like This Old Heart of Mine by the Isley Brothers, or some slyercollege degreed album track like let s say Life During Wartime by Talking Heads, and you suddenly jump up and think but but really, this is a masterpiece it s not just another painting by numbers from Motown, it s not just another sneery too cleve...


  2. says:

    There are several recurrent themes running through this collection the lost father, the regained father, the lost love, brotherhood, betrayal often sexual but the one I found most striking was that of facelessness You would think that facelessness is synonymous with invisibility, but here it is not There is something within that facelessness, which makes the person all thevisible scorned, pitied, hated, feared, and by some, treated with great kindness The faced want the faceless to There are several recurrent themes running through this collection the lost father, the regained father, the lost love, brotherhood, betrayal often sexual but the one I found most striking was that of facelessness You would think that facelessness is synonymous with invisibility, but here it is not There is something within that facelessness, which makes the person all thevisible scorned, pitied, hated, feared, and by some, treated with great kindness The faced want the faceless to be gone for good because they represent the worst fear That you, t...


  3. says:

    Yeah, yeah, once you get the Pulitzer your earlier works may be scavenged retold and republished and possibly if you ARE the literatti re read.This is my first foray into the infamous short story terrain animated by Junot Diaz Yes his first novel was outstanding, and just its level of genius is constantly debated everyone is aware it s really f in good Drown is endearing An autobiography of ten short stories that are exquisite maps into the writer s early life in the D.R and i Yeah, yeah, once you get the Pulitzer your earlier works may be scavenged retold and republished and possibly if you ARE the literatti re read.This is my first foray into the infamous short story terrain animated by Junot Diaz Yes his first novel was outstanding, and just its level of genius is constantly debated everyone is aware it s really...


  4. says:

    There s this white boy in the class that assigned this collection taking pot shots at it for misogyny, which is real easy when you re white and male and your eyes glaze over how deeply white girls and their white skin and their white features inspire both veneration and self hatred Objectification, to an extent, but when white s the standard of beauty and safety and the Dominican Republic s the name of the game, either you talk imperialism and intercommunity issues or you re just another coloni There s this white boy in the class that assigned this collection taking pot shots at it for misogyny, which is real easy when you re white and male and your eyes glaze over how deeply white girls and their white skin and their white features inspire both veneration and self hatred Objectification, to an extent, but when white s the standard of beauty and safety and the Dominican Republic s the name of the game, either you talk...


  5. says:

    I can t do it I can t listen to books on tape Listening to tapes allows me one opportunity one time only to experience the writing That s not my paradigm It s not the way I ve grown to experience books I need to look at the physical words they mean something I need to reread sentences and paragraphs I need to touch pages and manipulate the weight and rectilinear dimensions of the book I need to interpret and define and orient and catalog the story into my own retrievable cranial netwo I can t do it I can t listen to books on tape Listening to tapes allows me one opportunity one time only to experience the writing That s not my paradigm It s not the way I ve grown to experience books I need to look at the physical words they mean something I need to reread sentences and paragraphs I n...


  6. says:

    I was lucky enough to have seen Junot Diaz read, and that cabr n was hilarious His talk was fresh, lewd, direct, sly, sweet, and honest Exactly like his writing He spoke of how Hip Hop had informed his life and work, and how a writer must use experience to shape their art auto biography and fiction helix together His street talk and easy manner reminded me of the slick Mexican kids I grew up with with due respect for the differences in Latino cultures No amount of vernacular speech could I was lucky enough to have seen Junot Diaz read, and that cabr n was hilarious His talk was fresh, lewd, direct, sly, sweet, and honest Exactly like his writing He spoke of how Hip Hop had informed his life and work, and how a writer must use experience to shape their art auto biography and fiction helix together His street talk and easy manner reminded me of the slick Mexican kids I grew up with with due respect for the differences in Latino cultures No amount of vernacular speech could front on the fact that he s an insightful and sensitive academic however, which is again mirrored in his writing Drown depicts poverty and struggle in a matter of fact way It doesn t inspire pity or admiration, it s neither saccharine nor acrid but there are moments of each of these things.To be able to describe finding a pair of jeans with the pockets tur...


  7. says:

    The cursor keeps blinking at me, daring me to try and convey the magnitude of love I have for Diaz s writing but I can tI m a failure Every story needs is filled with sentences dialogue that are gaspably good My fovorite sentence in the collection is from the story, How To Date a Brown Girl, Black G...


  8. says:

    Video review of cultures clashing and life sucking between the Dominican Republic and New Jersey The stories are hard hitting and Diaz writes like a motherfucker almost too well for a project so simple.


  9. says:

    This book is made out of short stories, but they all explore Yunior s experience as a Dominican Republic immigrant, his relationship with his family, the idea of masculinity, race and women The writing makes this book stand out, Yunior s life being a fairly average one It just sticks with you and pops in my head unexpectedly It s not plot heavy, but focuses on the main character and how he interacts with others.I like how the events are not portrayed in order, because the author uses this to This book is made out of short stories, but they all explore Yunior s experience as a Dominican Republic immigrant, his relationship with his family, the idea of masculinity, race and women The writing makes this book stand out, Yunior s life being a fairly average one It just sticks with you and pops in my head unexpectedly It s not plot heavy, but focuses on the main character and how he interacts with others.I like how the events are not portrayed in order, because the author uses this to get us to sympathize with Yunior s pain so that, when we find out that often times he is complicit in the outco...


  10. says:

    Ten short stories about growing up first in the Dominican Republic and then New Jersey It reminded me a litte of Sherman Alexie s stories, albeit a little less poetic But still very well done We discussed How To Date A Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie at particular length in my fiction writing class, so I ll quote one of my favorite bits from that story Clear the government cheese from the refrigerator If t...

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