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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. From the Hardcover edition.


  • | Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • | Publisher: Vintage
  • | Publication Date: February 07, 2017
  • | Number of Pages: 256 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1101911468
  • | ISBN-13: 9781101911464
Author:
Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher:
Vintage
Publication Date:
February 07, 2017
Number of pages:
256 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1101911468
ISBN-13:
9781101911464