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In other words [electronic resource]. Jhumpa Lahiri.

Lahiri, Jhumpa. (Author). Lahiri, Jhumpa. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780399566233 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (6 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2016.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Jhumpa Lahiri.
Summary, etc.: From the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful, and eloquent nonfiction debut In Other Words 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. 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. Presented in a dual-language...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 194114 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Foreign Language Study.
Travel.
Genre: Electronic books.

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