Open Books--Open Minds is the Rhode Island College common book program. This initiative brings together first-year students early in their first semester at RIC, and links them with upper classmen, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and the greater Rhode Island community through book discussions and participation in a rich array of programs and activities.
In this program from Open Book Club TV, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz joins distinguished guests for a discussion of his book The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, its themes of family curses and political tyranny, the way in which it hides its meaning and what it is about, and its references to comic book and science fiction genres.
"I give absolutely zero warranties as to its accuracy or thoroughness, you follow all links at your own risk, blah blah etc etc. Translations mostly taken from Google Translate ( http://translate.google.com/ ) Page numbers are for the paperback version. ... If you can help improve this in any way, please drop me an email (in English) and I'd be happy to change it - this is just what I was able to cobble together. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!
And yes, this project is a little weird, but what the heck - Oscar Wao is all about embracing your inner geek, right? ;-) "