In Other Words

In Other Words

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2016]
New York : Random House Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780399566219
Branch Call Number: EAUDIO OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
1 online resource (1 audio file (6 hr., 37 min., 28 sec.)) : digital
Language Note: Read in English and the original Italian
Additional Contributors: Goldstein, Ann 1949-


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Jul 27, 2018

This comment is solely on narration. This performance was unsatisfactory. The reading voice was whinny and monotonic. Then I found out this was narrated by the author. I couldn't help but to wonder if this written work could have been given its fair chance as audiobook in the hand of a professional?


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