Junot Díaz: down and dirty

By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  September 21, 2012

WELL, GOOD. I WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE GUY. Well, one should be. One should be worried about the masculinities he represents.

WHEN I FINISHED THE BOOK, I WAS SO SAD. READING A WHOLE BOOK ABOUT THE WAY YUNIOR INTERACTS WITH WOMEN, IT WAS LIKE THERE WAS ALMOST NO POSSIBILITY FOR UNDERSTANDING THERE. Well . . . I think it’s a good sign that one can be powerfully moved by art. Or maybe the core of utopian change comes out of moments like this one. Not only this one but like this one. I mean, Jesus, the fact that we can be moved by just some scratching on paper and feel our own heart at the end of a small book — I don’t know, I don’t know anything more hopeful than that.

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