The diction in Diaz’s novel varies greatly, from that of Spanish language to English language, from elevated, passionate passages to dirty, sexual descriptions. Similarly, Diaz addresses the reader in multiple ways throughout the book. He refers to the reader with phrases ranging from “folk” to “nigger” to “plataneros” .
Diaz clearly envisions a reader with some knowledge in the cultural world. While Diaz expects multicultural knowledge from the reader, this comical yet profound book that touches on many issues such as sexism to immigration is a good read for any scholar ranging from high schoolers to adults.
Who should read it?
19 Mar This entry was published on March 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm and is filed under Audience.