PREMIO PULITZER PER LA NARRATIVA 2000 A Boston, complice un blackout, una giovane coppia indiana in crisi riesce a dirsi cose a lungo taciute. In India, il signor Kapasi, «interprete» alle dipendenze di un medico, accompagna in un giro turistico una famiglia di indiani ormai americanizzati; l’interesse della donna per la strana professione di Kapasi susciterà in lui un sogno romantico che dovrà presto abbandonare. Un bengalese ricorda la giovinezza a Londra e la prima casa a Boston, e insegna al figlio che, se è riuscito a sopravvivere in tre continenti, non ci sono ostacoli che lui non possa superare... Attraverso nove storie di vita quotidiana, Jhumpa Lahiri ci consegna un’India variegata, assumendo ora lo sguardo di chi sta ancora affrontando l’urto della diversità, ora quello degli immigrati di seconda generazione impegnati a tener viva la propria identità originaria, ora quello di chi dall’India, con la sua civiltà millenaria ormai aperta agli echi dell’Occidente, non se n’è mai andato.
- ISBN: 8823509114
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 240
How’s this for blurbs: when the female author published this collection of short stories at age 32 in 1999, she won the Pulitzer Prize, the Pen/Hemingway Award and the New Yorker’s Debut Book of the Year. Like the author’s other collection of shorts that I have reviewed (Unaccustomed Earth, 2008) th Leggi tutto
You know a book's good when someone asks you for a synopsis, or snippet, or impression, and all you can do is smile there, enveloped in some subtle magic that only you know about, & kinda forget what it was all about altogether. This happened with "Interpreter of Maladies", a perfectly-titled collec Leggi tutto
In 2000 Jhumpa Lahiri became the first Indian American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her short story collection The Interpreter of Maladies. In these nine poignant stories, Lahiri relates the Indian immigrant experience, connecting the tales and creating one voice for them. The stories s Leggi tutto
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri Interpreter of Maladies is a book collection of nine short stories by Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri published in 1999. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in the year 2000. The stories are about the lives of Indian Leggi tutto
I usually don't enjoy short stories that much. Collections of short stories tend to have stories that are really strong mixed together with ones that aren't and this was no exception. I do think the foreward for the kindle edition that I had contributed a lot to my enjoyment of the stories. It reall Leggi tutto
Writing short stories is not easy. A novel is an easier literary form in a way - it allows you the space for character and plot development and gives you the space to slowly fall in love with it. Short story, on the other hand, is like literary speed dating ; it only has so much time to set itself ap Leggi tutto
“Interpreter of maladies” evokes that space in limbo, that straddling identity of immigrants trying to start a new life abroad and the cultural displacement they suffer both in their native and adopted countries. Enriched with colorful details of the Indian tradition, cuisine and celebrations, this Leggi tutto
In this stirring collection of short stories, Jhumpa Lahiri displays the diasporic struggle of men, assailed by nightmares of home, over the dilemma of assimilating into the new world or holding on to the past culture. The author exhibits her majestic power of story telling with such grace and allur Leggi tutto
There are certain things in life that bewilder and baffle us with their staggering normality. Things so simple yet unmistakably captivating, common-place yet elegant, subtle yet profound. Jumpa Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize winning collection of short stories is one of those things. She writes with a grac Leggi tutto
I really enjoyed this collection pf short stories that won the Pulitzer in 2000. Lahiri's limpid text evokes the sadness and nostalgia of being an ex-par - something I can definitely identify with. She has a wonderful word palette allowing her to create these small snapshots of life as a Bengali. My Leggi tutto
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