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Junot Díaz and the decolonial imagination

Author: Monica Hanna; Jennifer Harford Vargas; José David Saldívar
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first sustained critical examination of the work of Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz, this interdisciplinary collection considers how Díaz's writing illuminates the world of Latino cultural expression and trans-American and diasporic literary history. Interested in conceptualizing Díaz's decolonial imagination and his radically re-envisioned world, the contributors show how his aesthetic and activist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Junot Díaz; Junot Díaz; Junot Díaz; Junot Díaz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Hanna; Jennifer Harford Vargas; José David Saldívar
ISBN: 9780822360247 0822360241 9780822360339 0822360330
OCLC Number: 908374950
Description: viii, 437 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Junot Díaz and the decolonial imagination : from island to empire / Monica Hanna, Jennifer Harford Vargas, and José David Saldívar --
Activist Aesthetics. Against the "discursive Latino" : on the politics and praxis of Junot Díaz's Latinidad / Arlene Dávila --
The decolonizer's guide to disability / Julie Avril Minich --
Laughing through a broken mouth in The brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao / Lyn Di Iorio --
A portrait of the artist as a young cannibalist : reading Yunior (writing) in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao / Monica Hanna --
Mapping Literary Geographies. Artistry, ancestry, and Americanness in the works of Junot Díaz / Silvio Torres-Saillant --
This is how you lose it : navigating dominicanidad in Junot Díaz's Drown / Ylce Irizarry --
Latino/a deracination and the new Latin American novel / Claudia Milian --
Dictating a Zafa : the power of narrative form as ruin-reading / Jennifer Harford Vargas --
Doing Race in Spanish. Dismantling the master's house : the decolonial literary imaginations of Audre Lorde and Junot Díaz / Paula M.L. Moya --
Now check it : Junot Díaz's Wondrous Spanglish / Glenda R. Carpio --
A planetary warning? : the multilayered Caribbean zombie in "Monstro" / Sarah Quesada --
Desiring Decolonization. Junot Díaz's search for decolonial aesthetics and love / José David Saldívar --
Sucia love : losing, lying, and leaving in Junot Díaz's This Is How You Lose Her? / Deborah R. Vargas --
"Chiste Apocalyptus" : Prospero in the Caribbean and the art of power / Ramón Saldívar --
The search for decolonial love : a conversation between Junot Díaz and Paula M.L. Moya.
Responsibility: Monica Hanna, Jennifer Harford Vargas, and José David Saldívar, editors.
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"A groundbreaking publication which unpacks the levels of complexity of Diaz's writing and paves the way for future lines of inquiry into his work." -- Laura Gallon * Textual Practice * "Essential Read more...

 
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