In Other Words

ISBN9781101947654
PublisherRANDOM HOUSE INC
Published2016/02/09
Pages233
AuthorJhumpa Lahiri
FormatPaperback
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.7 in.

In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri

Paperback

2016/02/09

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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. 

Get In Other Words By Jhumpa Lahiri online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches nationwide in the Philippines. 

In Other Words

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ISBN9781101947654
PublisherRANDOM HOUSE INC
Published2016/02/09
Pages233
AuthorJhumpa Lahiri
FormatPaperback
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.7 in.

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Read our #FullyBooked review here.

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. 

Get In Other Words By Jhumpa Lahiri online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches nationwide in the Philippines. 

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