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ITA587
Jhumpa Lahiri
Random House
2017
256
1101911468
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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In this complex memoir of longing and self-reflection, Jhumpa Lahiri immerses herself in Italian and moves to Rome with her family, where she reinvents herself in the foreign culture. Her dual-language book chronicles her courtship with the language, her interactions with the Italians and the difficulties of linguistic exile. Lahiri also wrote Interpreter of Maladies (IDA243), The Lowland (IDA686) and has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award.

ISBN: 9781101911464
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Language can be seen as a barrier to travel, or it can be part of the adventure. For Jhumpa Lahiri, author of bestselling short story collections and novels like Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake, it is the latter. In her latest book Lahiri abandons not only her preferred genre of fiction but even the comfort of the English language and embarks on a new journey to document, in Italian, the process of learning a language. ... more

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