Item Details

Junot Diaz [electronic resource]: The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

John McLean Media
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In this program from Open Book Cluv TV, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz joins distinguished guests for a discussion of his book The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, its themes of family curses and political tyranny, the way in which it hides its meaning and what it is about, and its references to comic book and science fiction genres.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 17, 2014.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Contents
  • Introduction: Oscar Wao (1:15)
  • Breaking the Rules (3:50)
  • Finding Meaning of Book (1:16)
  • Main Characters (2:42)
  • Hidden Story (2:12)
  • Curses (1:15)
  • Family Problems (2:31)
  • Response to Characters (0:42)
  • Capturing Extreme Experiences (3:18)
  • Complexity of Characters (3:06)
  • Joy of Writing (1:00)
  • Introduction: Oscar Wao (0:44)
  • Description of "Oscar Wao" (1:53)
  • Old-World Parenting (4:44)
  • Trujillo (3:43)
  • Nation and Individual (2:41)
  • American Wrongdoing (3:43)
  • Multiple Interpretations (4:16)
  • Diaz Reading (1:51)
  • Credits: Open Book Club TV (0:25)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2008.
Publisher no.
55227 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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