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A Conversation with Junot Díaz

Friday, September 5, 2008 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz

A conversation with Junot Díaz, regarding questions of genre and secondary world construction in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and the Caribbean, and the failure of realism as a narrative strategy to describe the deep history of the New World. Díaz is the Rudge (1948) and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at MIT. He is the author of Drown and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the John Sargent First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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Friday, September 5, 2008
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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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MIT Building 2, Room 105
182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=2