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Jhumpa Lahiri

Autor(a) de The Namesake

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About the Author

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London, England on July 11, 1967. She received a B.A. in English literature from Barnard College in 1989, and a M.A. in English, a M.A. in Creative Writing, a M.A. in Comparative Studies in Literature and the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies from Boston University. mostrar mais Lahiri taught creative writing at Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her debut work, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000. She has also won the PEN/Hemmingway Award, an O. Henry Award, The New Yorker's best debut of the year award, and an Addison Metcalf award. Her other works include The Namesake, which was made into a movie in 2007, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland, which won 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake (2003) 12,368 cópias
Interpreter of Maladies: Stories (1999) 12,104 cópias
Unaccustomed Earth (2008) 5,560 cópias
The Lowland (2013) 3,306 cópias
In Other Words (2013) 739 cópias
Whereabouts (2018) 700 cópias
The Clothing of Books (2015) 252 cópias
Roman Stories (2023) 175 cópias
The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories (2019) — Editor — 139 cópias
Hell-Heaven {short story} (2015) 13 cópias
Romeinse verhalen (2023) 8 cópias

Associated Works

A Divina Comédia (1308) — Introdução, algumas edições21,739 cópias
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (2005) — Contribuinte — 1,216 cópias
Malgudi Days (1943) — Introdução, algumas edições1,008 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 615 cópias
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Contribuinte — 517 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 463 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Contribuinte — 451 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 393 cópias
Ties (2014) — Tradutor, algumas edições315 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 289 cópias
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 262 cópias
Forbidden Notebook (1952) — Prefácio, algumas edições248 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
Trick (2016) — Tradutor, algumas edições167 cópias
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Story-Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers (2004) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories (2009) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Trust (1981) — Tradutor, algumas edições90 cópias
The Namesake [2006 film] (2007) — Original story — 62 cópias
Best Food Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing (2001) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Selected Shorts: New American Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories (Signet Classics) (2009) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Paris Review 247 2024 Spring (2024) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
新潮クレスト・ブックス創刊15周年 物語の生まれる場所 (2013) — インタビュー — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



March 2022: Jhumpa Lahiri em Monthly Author Reads (Abril 2022)
Interpreter of Maladies: Introduce yourself! em One LibraryThing, One Book (Março 2017)
Welcome! Book club week 1 (Jan82017) em Madam Irma Pince's Library Book Club (Janeiro 2017)


I read these for my OU course. In general I am not a fan of short stories, but these were exquisite. Most of them were premised on being part of a family which had migrated from Bengal to the US, and this aspect was very interesting, but there were also universal themes about family expectations, mother-daughter relationships, addiction, bereavement.

They were all sad in a subdued sort of way.

Highly recommended.
pgchuis | outras 199 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |

Media: Audio
Read by: Deepti Gupta, Carlotta Brentan, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos, Michael Obiora
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins

Lahiri is such an adept story-teller, and it’s always a delight to read her collections. There are eight stories ranging in listening length from 20 minutes to almost one hour. If there’s any commonality between the stories it is that they were all written in Italian - not Lahiri’s main language - and translated by her, to her primary language of English. It was because of this that I put off reading the book, not seeing the point, and fearing something’s may have been lost in translation.

There are several themes that reappear in the stories, the main one being that they all involve people moving continents for major slabs of their lives. Some for professional reasons, others for reasons of life or death.

She describes an aspect of expat life in her last story of the book, mysteriously entitled, “Dante Alighieri”. In it one of the characters travels twice yearly between the East coast of America to Italy and back, twice yearly. She’s so blasé about this long air flight that she doesn’t even look at the scenery from the cab window as she leaves the airport to travel to her homes. I know the feeling, having split my life between Australia and America for over ten years.

Most of the short stories are set in Rome, but I didn’t get much feel of Italian life coming through. The stories could have been set in any Western European country experiencing mass migration from Africa and Asia.

Many of the stories, “The Steps” in particular, hinge upon individuals doing innocuous acts that end up having severe and unexpected consequences. Set on the Steps in Rome, where young people lark around as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, we get the feel of the ancient city and the unchanging nature of the human condition. “The Steps” and “The Well-lit House” which quietly describes the bigotry and poverty that refugees can be subject to in western countries, were my favorite stories.

Roman Stories is a quiet and gentle read that packs its punches when least expected. Recommended.
… (mais)
kjuliff | outras 5 resenhas | Mar 31, 2024 |
Essays or thought pieces working together as a novel of a life. Lovely, engaging in the translation and attention to language and evocation of a place.
Kiramke | outras 46 resenhas | Mar 10, 2024 |


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