Questa è la storia di un colpo di fulmine, di un lungo corteggiamento, di una passione profonda: quella di una scrittrice per una lingua straniera. Jhumpa Lahiri è una giovane neolaureata quando visita per la prima volta Firenze; appena sente parlare l’italiano capisce che le è stranamente familiare, che le è necessario e deve apprenderlo. Non sa spiegarsi il perché di un simile, repentino bisogno, ma sa che farà di tutto per soddisfarlo.
In altre parole è il primo libro che nasce direttamente in italiano da un’autrice di madrelingua bengalese che ha sempre parlato e scritto in inglese. È la testimonianza di un tenace percorso di scoperta e di apprendimento e di un obiettivo, raggiunto, di potenza e fluidità espressiva, ancora più preziosa perché conserva tra le righe l’eco affascinante di una distanza, quella che sempre ci separa dall’oggetto d’amore: la distanza impercettibile e infinita del desiderio.
- ISBN: 8823513456
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 176
- Data di uscita: 21-04-2016
In Altre Parole = In Other Words, Jhumpa Lahiri Lahiri was born in London, the daughter of Indian immigrants from the Indian state of West Bengal. Her family moved to the United States when she was three. From the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful and eloquent non-fiction debut. In Other W Leggi tutto
Jhumpa Lahiri first entered the literary fiction scene with her Pulitzer Prize winning Interpreter of Maladies in 2000. A collection of short stories set in India and the United States, Maladies tugged at the reader's heartstrings. Since Maladies, Lahiri has gone on to write three full length novels Leggi tutto
'Holy-cow- snoopy- lupi- fluky'!!! I had 'no' idea what Lahiri was up to since reading "Lowland", having just finished it days ago. A bombshell just dropped from the heavens!!! The writing is gorgeous - and intimate. I'm incredibly inspired......a little sad...( yet I'm not sure 'who' I'm sad for).
I realize that the wish to write in a new language derives from a kind of desperation. I feel tormented, just like Verga’s songbird. Like her, I wish for something else — something that I probably shouldn’t wish for. But I think that the need to write always comes from desperation, along with hope. Leggi tutto
In Other Words Jhumpa Lahiri was born Nilanjana Sudeshna to Bengali Indian immigrants in London, she and her family moved to the United States when she was three years old "Here was a woman, a translator, who wanted to be another person. There was no precise reason. It had always been that way.
When I finished this book, I immediately wondered if Jhumpa Lahiri’s next novel would be in Italian. What a funny idea to come up with a full book solely engaged with her reasoning for wanting to learn Italian and her experiences while doing it. Granted, wanting to learn Italian on my part is why I d Leggi tutto
Where was the romance in learning a new language? I didn't think I'd be asking this question constantly while reading "In Other Words," and as much as I love Jhumpa Lahiri and her past works, this was a sorely disappointing bore. So, talk about talking in circles! "In Other Words" felt like the same Leggi tutto
Jhumpa Lahiri won a shedload of prizes and acclaim for her first three books, but in 2012, after writing The Lowland , she took a strange and drastic decision: to abandon the English language altogether. And this was not a case of returning to a smaller, more ‘authentic’ first language, like Ngũgĩ wa Leggi tutto
I'm an administrator in a language school. Every year I see hundreds of people struggling, just as Jhumpa Lahiri describes, with a new language. Most our students come from abroad to immerse themselves in English, but many are US citizens, serious about learning (last year alone) Chinese, Hebrew, Hi Leggi tutto
[4+] Lahiri's essays about her transformation from a writer who writes in English to one who writes in Italian, struck me on a visceral level. She writes beautifully and with vulnerability about her decision to restart her career from scratch. As Lahiri says about her book: It recounts an uprooting, Leggi tutto
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