Oscar Hijuelos on Thoughts Without Cigarettes

Monday, June 06, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos talks about the real people and places that have influenced his life and, in turn, his writing. His memoir Thoughts Without Cigarettes is an account of growing up in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, his stay at a Dickensian home for terminally ill children, and his quest for his true identity into adulthood, revealing the true stories and indelible memories that shaped his work.


Oscar Hijuelos

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The fringe was 110th street on the Westside--not anymore. I couldn't get my friends from below 95th street to come visit--ever!

Jun. 06 2011 12:46 PM
a g from n j

does mr hijuelos have any thoughts, regarding being perceived as a political entity. the notion of personal humanity and diferentiation from other spanish speaking groups, for better or worse,is also a large part of the cuban experience in north america. in the clash and interface of race,ethnicity,and class, caricature abounds;and political football,is often the default conversation theme.

Jun. 06 2011 12:24 PM

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