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Ocean Vuong

Autor/a de On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

11+ obres 5,364 Membres 165 Ressenyes 4 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Ocean Vuong, 2019

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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 | Hi ha 133 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 133 ressenyes més | 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)
… (més)
 
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Griffin_Reads | Hi ha 133 ressenyes més | May 4, 2024 |
This book has eviscerated me.
 
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punkinmuffin | Hi ha 133 ressenyes més | Apr 30, 2024 |

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Obres
11
També de
10
Membres
5,364
Popularitat
#4,644
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
165
ISBN
75
Llengües
16
Preferit
4

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