Introduction to Part Three, Chapters Seven, Eight, unnamed section, The Final Letter (paperback pages 311 - 335) [home stretch!] for "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

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Term Description Page #
rabo "cock"
broke up a dutch 311
Final Voyage Not sure if this is referring to anything specific. Someone writes in that this might reference the final journey of Elves to Valinor in Tolkien's mythology.
Ancient Powers Not sure if this is referring to anything specific. Someone writes in that this might reference the Valar in Tolkien's mythology.
Zafra The zafra refers to the late summer or early autumn harvest (here being sugar cane) and is a common term in countries with Arabic or Spanish influence.
triffids The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel written in 1951 by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. Triffids are fictional plants capable of animal-like behaviour: they feed on rotting meat, are able to uproot themselves and move about on their three "legs", possess a deadly whip-like poisonous sting, and appear to communicate with each other. 320
krïyol {kriyol} probably "Creole" 320
cobrador "collector" - maybe ticket collector? 321
Saturn Return The Saturn Return is an astrological phenomena that occurs at the ages of 28-30, 58-60, and finally from 86-88, coinciding with the time it takes the planet Saturn to make one orbit around the sun. As Saturn "returns" to the degree in which it occupied at the time of birth -- approximately every 29.5 years -- we cross over a major threshold and into the next stage of life. With the first Saturn Return, we leave youth behind and enter adulthood. With the second Return, maturity. And the third and usually final Return, we enter wise old age.
Hair of Hypatía {Hypatia} Hypatia is Oscar and Lola's mother 327
Blue Area of the Moon The Blue Area of the Moon is a fictional location in the Marvel Comics universe.
Last Days The End times, a time of tribulation that Christians believe will precede the Second Coming of Jesus
jurona perhaps "savage animal"?
malapalabras "bad words" 329
azabaches In Latin America, Azabache Bracelets are worn to protect against the Mal de ojo, or evil eye. The evil eye is believed to result of excessive admiration or envious looks by others. Having newborn babies wear an azabache (a gold bracelet or necklace with a black or red coral charm in the form of a fist), is believed to protect them from the evil eye.
plinth In architecture, a plinth is the base or platform upon which a column, pedestal, statue, monument, or structure rests.
madrinas "godmothers" 329
Isis Isis was a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshiped as the ideal mother, wife, matron of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, the downtrodden, as well as listening to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers. Isis is the Goddess of motherhood and fertility.
Count Fenring Count Hasimir Fenring is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. In Dune, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen describes Fenring as "a killer with the manners of a rabbit... the most dangerous kind."
The beauty! The beauty! Referencing "The horror! The horror!" from Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
ahijada goddaughter 339