185 quotes from this is how you lose her: ‘and that's when i know it's over “you try every trick in the book to keep her you write her letters you drive her to work you quote neruda you compose a mass e-mail disowning all your sucias ― junot diaz, this is how you lose her 207 likes like “this is what i know: people's. I ended up reading junot díaz' book this is how you lose her because i heard about díaz twice in the same day first i heard his interview on morning edition on npr díaz' conversation with.
Then a book like junot díaz's lands in our laps, and we're reminded of the acrobatic word wizardry that a true master can bring to the simple printed page reading the stories in díaz's new collection, this is how you lose her, is often a three-dimensional, laugh-out-loud experience. Love is a common theme in literature it is timeless and universal, and so is deception and betrayal this is how you lose her presents one side of love: when it goes sour, or when it fails to create a long-lasting and satisfying relationship all that remains are “memories,” as suggested in the novel’s epigraph by sandra cisneros: “but sometimes there were good times.
This is how you lose her is another blast of ingenious storytelling from the talented junot diaz in 1997 he walloped the literary landscape and established his name as a meteoric presence with drown , a collection of gritty stories centering on dominican american immigrants and culture. Sarah hall on junot díaz's sparkling stories of love and infidelity this is how you lose her by junot díaz – review yunior's narrative style is a mixture of identities and languages. This is how you lose her: the title announces the theme, which is, overwhelmingly, infidelity díaz writes a cracking love rat and the only weak moments are the self-consciously right-thinking ones díaz writes a cracking love rat and the only weak moments are the self-consciously right-thinking ones. This is how you lose her junot díaz riverhead: 224 pp, $2695 in the age of e-books and twitter novels, we old-fashioned, language-loving followers of literature can feel a bit glum.
Junot díaz credit jeffrey henson scales/the new york times in the new book, as previously, díaz is almost too good for his own good his prose style is so irresistible, so sheerly entertaining, it risks blinding readers to its larger offerings. Ending this is how you lose her with such a fatalistic beginning was just one of the numerous ways diaz managed to get under my skin just like yunior's numerous lovers, the reader can't help but fall under his spell, seduced by his flawed past and all too human quest for a better life. This is how you lose her is the second collection of short stories by junot díaz it is the third of díaz's books to feature his recurring protagonist yunior, following his 1996 short story collection, drown and his 2007 novel, the brief wondrous life of oscar wao the collection is composed of nine interlinked short stories.
From the barrios of santo domingo through the rough streets of new jersey to the ivied brick of harvard’s halls, yunior’s journey closely mirrors that of his creator in this is how you lose her, yunior’s voice holds all of these worlds at once in a singular and intoxicating balance. “the cheater’s guide to love” will appear in a new collection of stories, “this is how you lose her,” in september it’s your first collection since your début, “drown,” was. Yunior de las casas—narrator of many of the stories in junot diaz's new collection, this is how you lose her—is capable of great turns of phrase and stunning social insight.
Yunior is a gorgeously full-blown character — half the time you want to comfort him, the other half you want to kick him in the pants — and at this point it just seems lame not to refer to him as díaz’s alter ego, so conspicuously do their biographies overlap. With only sesame street and the view from their windows to guide them, yunior and rafa try to make sense of their new home aesthetically, this is how you lose her reflects the conflicting tensions in yunior's life diaz has an incredible talent for combining poetic and graceful prose with street slang, colloquialisms, and spanish phrases. Sarah hall on junot díaz's sparkling stories of love and infidelity this is how you lose her by junot díaz – review a quarter of the way into the book, the intuitive, considerate tone. Book summary the stories in this is how you lose her, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.
Yunior once confessed, “a father is a hard thing to compass” (junot diaz, this is how you lose her, p125) the book indicates that yunior’s father used to spend most of his time in the states, working hard to save up money while leaving his family behind in a the dirt-poor neighborhood in santo domingo. A reviewer's cliche, perhaps, but if you liked his two previous books, you'll love this one, because díaz is boldly, brilliantly, doing the same thing again, only better topics junot díaz. “the cheater’s guide to love” will appear in a new collection of stories, “this is how you lose her,” in september it’s your first collection since your début, “drown,” was published in 1996. Yunior de las casas—narrator of many of the stories in junot diaz's new collection, this is how you lose her—is capable of great turns of phrase and stunning social insight but his.