Dominican-American Gothic

There was an interesting interview with Junot Diaz on WNYC this morning.  This guy is awesome.  A caller asked him a question about including some sort of Spanglish dictionary in the back of his book to help readers who are not familiar with the culture understand some of the language that is used.  Diaz explains that doing this would destroy the beauty of books; because they are not meant to be viewed the same way by everyone.  If a reader doesn’t understand something in the book, well, that’s the point.  Go out and ask someone, start a conversation about it, realize you’re not perfect and learn something from the book.  Listen to the interview it here.

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