In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

In Other Words Paperback Feb 9 2017

By Jhumpa Lahiri
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In Other Words is a revelation. It 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. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterwards, true mastery had always eluded her. 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. There, she 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, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date
Feb 9 2017
Language
English
Pages
256
ISBN-13
9781408866139
ISBN-10
1408866137
Weight
197g
Dimensions
129.0mm x 198.0mm