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Ocean Vuong

Autor(a) de On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

11+ Works 5,330 Membros 165 Reviews 4 Favorited

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Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
Granta 140: State of Mind (2017) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Poetry Magazine Vol. 208 No. 1, April 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Poetry Magazine Vol. 205 No. 3, December 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias

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Gorgeous. A bit thematically dense for me to get everything the first time around, so it might be worth a reread. Several passages made me ugly cry.
 
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Amateria66 | outras 133 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |
Not a good match for me. There were parts that were good- the immigrant experience, the underbelly of US society, the character of his grandmother Lan, but also parts that were gratuitous like cruelty to animals and the mechanical details of sex that seemed to have been randomly inserted just because. The prose is fine in general and there are some good lines, though I wasn’t enraptured as others seem to have been, which is a similar experience to how his poetry has struck me.
 
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diveteamzissou | outras 133 resenhas | May 6, 2024 |
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous follows Little Dog through a letter to his mother. His whole life, he has lived in a limbo between two different cultures and languages, which have hindered his ability to connect with his mother. So, he uses this letter, despite his mother being illiterate, to create a form of connection with her through language, which he has never been able to fully achieve.

The writing is exquisite and beautiful, filled with poetry, prose, and musings on life and human connections. It works really well at showing the disconnect Little Dog has with language and communicating, specifically with his mother.

I listened to this on audiobook, and I will absolutely be purchasing this book so I can re-read and annotate it.

Trigger warnings:
- Drug abuse/addiction
- Vietnam war
- Animal abuse
- Homophobia
- Xenophobia/racism
- Abuse (domestic, child, sexual)
… (mais)
 
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Griffin_Reads | outras 133 resenhas | May 4, 2024 |
This book has eviscerated me.
 
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punkinmuffin | outras 133 resenhas | Apr 30, 2024 |

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Obras
11
Also by
10
Membros
5,330
Popularidade
#4,670
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
165
ISBNs
75
Idiomas
16
Favorito
4

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