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Non-fiction Non-fiction: In other words

  • By Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9781408866139
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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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Title details

Series Non-fiction Title In other words
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date February 2017 Authors Jhumpa Lahiri
Binding Paperback Pages 256
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 200
ESB Code 55061 ISBN 9781408866139
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £9.99

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