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The Clothing of Books

Jhumpa Lahiri

How do you clothe a book? In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, "the covers become a part of me."

How do you clothe a book? In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, "the covers become a part of me."
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How do you clothe a book? In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, "the covers become a part of me."

Language:

English

Length:

59m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:33