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In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri

From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut-an "honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) 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 afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for "a trial by fire, a sort of baptism" into a new language and world. There, she begins 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. Read by the Author, in both English and the original Italian From the Compact Disc edition.

From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut-an "honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) 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 afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for "a trial by fire, a sort of baptism" into a new language and world. There, she begins 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. Read by the Author, in both English and the original Italian From the Compact Disc edition.
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From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut-an "honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) 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 afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for "a trial by fire, a sort of baptism" into a new language and world. There, she begins 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. Read by the Author, in both English and the original Italian From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:13


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:36