In Other Words is at heart a love story - of a writer's passion for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery eluded her. So in 2012, she decided to move to Rome where she began 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.
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To the love of Language!
A memoir of finding your identity through language
Evocative, self-indulgent, labourious
Another smash-hit from Lahiri!
A journey and a love-affair with a language
Inspired me to learn a new language!
In Other Words - A highly recommended read!
Favourite author does it again
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