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The Resource In Other Words

In Other Words

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In Other Words
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In Other Words
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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.From the Hardcover edition
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dictionaries
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In Other Words
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OVERDRIVE:18477276-c4ea-46c2-b7f3-9ab7a48d5586
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781101875568
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
In Other Words
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:18477276-c4ea-46c2-b7f3-9ab7a48d5586
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101875568
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      2025 Merriman St., Port Neches, TX, 77651, US
      29.981813 -93.955245
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