About This Show
In Contrast, explores culture in the making with host Ilan Stavans. Join us for a look at creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians, in a space that encourages diverse perspectives and where divergent voices can be heard. From New England Public Radio (NEPR), In Contrast is released twice a month. Music heard on In Contrast is provided by the Fresh Cut Orchestra.Read more »
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Episode #24: The End of Representation - Junot Diaz
Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. His novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Diaz is also the author of Drown and This is How You Lose Her . His most recent book is Islandborn , a children’s book about immigration. This interview was recorded on March 2, 2018 when Diaz was at Amherst College for the annual Lit-Fest, a gathering of noted authors. On April 16, The New Yorker published Diaz’s The Silence , The Legacy of Childhood Trauma , in which he chronicles the abuse he suffered as a child and the impact that trauma had on his life and relationships. Subsequent to the publication of that article, several women have accused Diaz of inappropriate behavior and verbal abuse. After much deliberation, we decided to offer this interview which deals with the role of the minority writer in American culture and with Diaz’s physical and mental disposition in hope that it can provide some insight before the events occurred.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Love this podcast! Ilan Stavans covers great topics on culture, sometime delving into the Western Massachusetts culture while considering the bigger picture.
Date published: 2017-07-14