Vi siete mai chiesti come si vestano i libri? Per la vincitrice del Premio Pulitzer Jhumpa Lahiri il processo di scrivere è un sogno, e la copertina del libro rappresenta il risveglio. È una sorta di traduzione ulteriore delle sue parole in un nuovo linguaggio, quello visivo. Rappresenta il testo, ma non è parte di esso. Come una traduzione, può essere fedele, o può tradire. In questa personalissima e intima riflessione, Jhumpa Lahiri esplora il processo creativo che sta dietro alle copertine dei libri, tanto dalla prospettiva di autrice quanto da quella di lettrice. Sondando le complesse relazioni tra testo e immagine, autore e designer, arte e mercato, riflette sul ruolo di questa particolarissima uniforme, arrivando al cuore della questione: le copertine per lei hanno sempre significato molto, e a volte sono riuscite a diventare «parte di lei».
- ISBN: 882351746X
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 72
Jhumpa Lahiri is fast becoming one of my favorite go-to contemporary authors. She writes luscious prose about timely issues in both English and Italian, and her short stories contain such depth that she practically tells an entire novel in each one. I am always on alert to see if one my preferred au Leggi tutto
74 pages on thoughts on book covers. Yup. But it was quite fascinating. I'm a huge Jhumpa Lahiri fan and have read all her books. I was recently looking at my library list of new audio books and saw this was there. I was so excited and immediately started it. In The Clothing of Books, Lahiri details Leggi tutto
Believe me, it’s such a glorious feeling to find out that one of your favourite authors has written a book on the topic you feel passionate about. And as far as Jhumpa Lahiri is concerned, it has happened to me twice. In 2015 she published 'In Altre Parole' ('In Other words'), a book about her love Leggi tutto
When I saw the blurb for this book, I was really intrigued. As a former art history major in college and a voracious reader, I was immediately interested in the relationship between a book cover and the content inside. Understanding and interpreting art has been a passion of mine, so I figured that
I meaaaan, it is a book about books (well, book covers) by Jhumpa Lahiri. I am literally the exact target audience for this essay collection.
This interesting short work from Lahiri is from a speech given fairly recently. It is very specifically on book covers as the outer presentation of the words they represent. It is not about the art of book covers but more about the theoretical presence, existence of book covers themselves. It is a v Leggi tutto
This was a cute little essay, readable in less than an hour. An interesting dissection into the thought behind the book jacket, what it means and does for the book, and what it represents to both reader and author. I liked it because it's sort of an awakening. Often readers don't give much thought to Leggi tutto
The Clothing of Books was a delightful essay by one of my favorite contemporary authors, Jhumpa Lahiri, as she explores the meaning of book covers. Quite a few years ago when we were in the process of renovating our home, I remember being horrified at the suggestion of an interior designer that I sh Leggi tutto
Lahiri's essay, clothed as a small book, is a wonderful ode to book covers. I am reminded that sometimes a book cover has as much meaning as the pages within. When I remove a book from my shelf, the worn cover often brings back a sensory rush and I am reminded of the experience of reading that book
A perfect gift for any book lover, this little essay delves into how a book's cover changes our perception of the book's contents. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri perfectly describes the transformation that comes over a book by the simple act of changing its clothes. I adored this essay
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