Monday, April 7, 2008

Dominicanos, Stand Up!

"It's perfectly fine if you don't believe in these 'superstitions.' In fact, it's better than fine--it's perfect. Because no matter what you believe, fukú believes in you."

--From Junot Diaz' The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Get with it, y'all: The fukú claims a Pulitzer.

I soaked up every single word, nuance, and image of Paterson and Northern New Jersey (my home), and now the rest of you will too, if you know what's good for you. This is a well-deserved award for an amazing author.

The fact that he's a Dominican pana doing amazing shit with English and Spanish? Even sweeter.

For your viewing pleasure:

Authors @ Google Presents Junot Diaz, 9/26/2007--



Francisco Aragón said...

Thanks for posting this, Rich. I look forward to viewing it in full.


Anonymous said...

Great clip, thanks!


Eliel Lucero said...

the most important novel of my life rich.

Eliel Lucero said...

But Check out Savage Detectives. Roberto Bolano is massive. That may be also an important novel of my life but I'm not done with it yet. Its all about poets in Mexico City DF in the 1970's. All about a group of young adults wanting to be more like Nicanor Para and less like Octavio Paz. Check it