Daily Lessons for Teaching The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Díaz
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Lesson 1 (from Part I, Chapter One)

Objective

Junot Diaz is the author of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." The aim of this lesson is to examine Diaz's life and writing, and how he came to write the novel.

Lesson

Class Discussion: How did Diaz write after his first stories were published? What blocked him? How long did he keep writing without success? At what point did he decide that he had written all he would ever write? Why did Diaz take his manuscript out again and read it over? How long did it take for his novel to reveal itself? How much additional time did it take for Diaz to finish the novel? What is Diaz's definition of a writer? How does he encourage other writers? How was he rewarded for his encouragement of other writers? What two types of writers does Diaz say there are? Why does Diaz write for...

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