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The Fiction of Junot Diaz : Reframing the Lens, EPUB eBook

The Fiction of Junot Diaz : Reframing the Lens EPUB

Part of the Contemporary American Literature series

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The influence of Latin American writersas well as other immigrant writers and their first-generation peershas reframed the literary lens to include multiple views and codify the shift away from the tradition of white male writers who formed the core of the American literary canon for generations. Junot Daz is one of the most prominent and influential writers in contemporary American literature. A first-generation Dominican American, the New Jersey native is at the forefront of a literary renaissance, portraying the significant demographic shifts taking place in the United States.

In The Fiction of Junot Daz: Reframing the Lens, Heather Ostman closely examines the linguistic, popular culture, and literary references woven throughout Daz's fiction, including the short story collections Drown and This Is How You Lose Her, as well as the Pulitzer prizewinning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Ostman also considers Daz's work as it relates to issues of identity, citizenship, culture, aesthetics, language, class, gender, and race.

By exploring how Daz reframes the immigrant narrativehighlighting his innovative linguistic and genre-based approachOstman provides crucial insights into how Daz's writings relate to key issues in today's world. The Fiction of Junot Daz will be of interest to scholars and students of the immigrant experience as well as fans of this gifted writer.


  • Format: EPUB
  • Pages: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781442272477

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