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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri Online



Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies

  • Title: Interpreter of Maladies
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  • ISBN : 9780618101368
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 198 pages


Navigating between the Indian traditions they ve inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri s elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations In A Temporary Matter, published in The New Yorker, a young Indian American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with Navigating between the Indian traditions they ve inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri s elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations In A Temporary Matter, published in The New Yorker, a young Indian American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant


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




Interpreter of Maladies Reviews (31)

  • How s this for blurbs when the female author published this collection of short stories at age 32 in 1999, she won the Pulitzer Prize, the Pen Hemingway Award and the New Yorker s Debut Book of the Year Like the author s other collection of shorts that I have reviewed Unaccustomed Earth, 2008 these [..]

  • In 2000 Jhumpa Lahiri became the first Indian American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her short story collection The Interpreter of Maladies In these nine poignant stories, Lahiri relates the Indian immigrant experience, connecting the tales and creating one voice for them The stories sha [..]

  • You know a book is good when someone asks you for a synopsis, or snippet, or impression, and all you can do is smile there, enveloped in some subtle magic that only you know about, kinda forget what it was all about altogether This happened with Interpreter of Maladies , a perfectly titled collectio [..]

  • Writing short stories is not easy A novel is an easier literary form in a way it allows you the space for character and plot development and gives you the space to slowly fall in love with it Short story, on the other hand, is like literary speed dating it only has so much time to set itself apart a [..]

  • Interpreter of maladies evokes that space in limbo, that straddling identity of immigrants trying to start a new life abroad and the cultural displacement they suffer both in their native and adopted countries Enriched with colorful details of the Indian tradition, cuisine and celebrations [..]

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