Teaching Junot Díaz, Now

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“Of what import are brief, nameless lives…to Galactus??” Junot Díaz’s decision to launch his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao with this quote from the Marvel comic book The Fantastic Four resonates like a livid thread throughout the novel, as all epigraphs should. Galactus is literally an all-powerful being that consumes whole planets, indifferent … Continue reading Teaching Junot Díaz, Now