In Other Words

In Other Words

Audiobook CD - 2016
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From the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful, and eloquent work In Other Words is at its 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. And although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery had always eluded her. So in 2012, 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. In Rome, Lahiri 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. It is a book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Nabokov. A startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9781504683289
1504683285
Branch Call Number: CDT 921 LAHIRI, JHUMPA
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Additional Contributors: Goldstein, Ann 1949-- Translator

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