In Other Words

Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Feb 09, 2016
Product Number: EB00611559
Released: Feb 09, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101875568
Publisher: Vintage
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National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an "honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words." —Kirkus Reviews (starred) 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 afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for "a trial by fire, a sort of baptism" into a new language and world. There, she begins 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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Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
Narrator(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
Product Number Z100098489
Released: Feb 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780399566233