Junot Diaz 's The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao Essay

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The Life of Junot Diaz and His Notable Works
Junot Diaz is known for incorporating different genres in his works that stem from the traumatic events that he and his family experienced under the wrath of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, who ruled the Dominican Republic for more than 30 years, before becoming immigrants (Contreras 5).“Diaz establishes an interesting technique that brings together different genres of North American pop culture: the comic book, science fiction film, and 1960’s television programs. It’s a clever way to sensitize the Hispanic-American readers in the United States about the complicated series of tragedies that the Dominican Republic has had to face over the years”(Contreras 5). Diaz’s talent to combine different genres is expressed in the novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, because it possesses a seemly flawless transition between fantasy, science fiction, and comic books, which is why many people cannot restrain it to one genre. “Mr. Díaz’s achievement in this galvanic novel that he’s fashioned both a big picture window that opens out on the sorrows of Dominican history, and a small, intimate window that reveals one family’s life and loves” (Kakutani) can be credited for the transition skills because of the fast transition that his family had to endure. Because The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao use of American movies and Latin American popular culture intertext was remarkably unique and inspiring, it was awarded the second…

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