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In Other Words

In Other Words

  • Title: In Other Words
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  • ISBN : 9781101875551
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 233 pages


From the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful, and eloquent nonfiction debutIn Other Words is at heart a love story of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession that of a writer for another language For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college From the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful, and eloquent nonfiction debutIn Other Words is at heart a love story of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession that of a writer for another language For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college And although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery had always eluded her So in 2012, seeking full immersion, she decided to move to Rome with her family, for a trial by fire, a sort of baptism into a new language and world In Rome, Lahiri began to read, and to write initially in her journal solely in Italian In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice Presented in a dual language format, it is a book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Nabokov A startling act of self reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention


Author Jhumpa Lahiri

Nilanjana Sudeshna Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and brought up in South Kingstown, Rhode Island Brought up in America by a mother who wanted to raise her children to be Indian, she learned about her Bengali heritage from an early age Lahiri graduated from South Kingstown High School and later received her B.A in English literature from Barnard College in 1989 She then received multiple d




In Other Words Reviews (31)

  • Jhumpa Lahiri first entered the literary fiction scene with her Pulitzer Prize winning Interpreter of Maladies in 2000 A collection of short stories set in India and the United States, Maladies tugged at the reader s heartstrings Since Maladies, Lahiri has gone on to write three full length novels Y [..]

  • Holy cow snoopy lupi fluky I had no idea what Lahiri was up to since reading Lowland , having just finished it days ago A bombshell just dropped from the heavens The writing is gorgeous and intimate I m incredibly inspireda little sad yet I m not sure who I m sad for Mostly, Jhumpa Lahiri rocked my [..]

  • In altre parole In other words, Jhumpa LahiriFrom the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful and eloquent non fiction debut In Other Words is at heart a love story of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession that of a writer for another language For Jhu [..]

  • I realize that the wish to write in a new language derives from a kind of desperation I feel tormented, just like Verga s songbird Like her, I wish for something else something that I probably shouldn t wish for But I think that the need to write always comes from desperation, along with hope.

  • In Other Words Jhumpa Lahiri was born Nilanjana Sudeshna to Bengali Indian immigrants in London, she and her family moved to the United States when she was three years old Here was a woman, a translator, who wanted to be another person There was no precise reason It had always been that way She [..]

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