Neobaroque and the experience of America in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Karolina Majkowska

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The article discusses the immigrant experience of America in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz and analyses it with the use of the neobaroque esthetics. The paper seeks to present neobaroque elements present in the text, such as hybridity and the tension between the center and the peripheries to show that neobaroque poetics can be successfully employed to talk about the experience of exile, the migrant condition and the search for identity.


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immigrant experience; hybridity; Junot Díaz; neobaroque; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2017.41.2.126
Data publikacji: 2018-01-02 15:01:08
Data złożenia artykułu: 2017-03-31 23:17:47

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