Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies (English, Paperback, Jhumpa Lahiri)

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Interpreter of Maladies  (English, Paperback, Jhumpa Lahiri)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780008268985, 0008268983
    • Edition: 2017
    • Pages: 208
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    Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise.

    A couple exchange unprecedented confessions during nightly blackouts in their Boston apartment as they struggle to cope with a heartbreaking loss; a student arrives in new lodgings in a mystifying new land and, while he awaits the arrival of his arranged-marriage wife from Bengal, he finds his first bearings with the aid of the curious evening rituals that his centenarian landlady orchestrates; a schoolboy looks on while his childminder finds that the smallest dislocation can unbalance her new American life all too easily and send her spiralling into nostalgia for her homeland...

    Jhumpa Lahiri' prose is beautifully measured, subtle and sober, and she is a writer who leaves a lot unsaid, but this work is rich in observational detail, evocative of the yearnings of the exile (mostly Indians in Boston here), and full of emotional pull and reverberation.

    About the Author

    Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and author of two previous books. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications.
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    • 2017 June
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    Flawless Prose

    Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Interpreter of Maladies, stories of Bengal, Boston and beyond’ caught my eye in a book store as the cover page boasted about it being the Pulitzer Winner in 2000. This book is a collection of 9 different stories of Indian people living abroad. Each story portrays a different picture of how these Indians who have been born and brought up in India with orthodox traditions and values, struggle to survive on a land several thousand miles away from their homeland. These stories te...
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    Pooja Patel

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    Any immigrant's dream

    Any immigrant, who loves to read, should pick up this book. A lovely set of stories, on lvies of people who may reside overseas, or visit their homeland.

    Especially heart warming is the last story in the set, about a newly married couple and their initial days in a new city in USA. The story plots the initial incidents of the hero, with his old landlord, and how he remembers her later, once he finds himself settled in Boston.

    The title story also, has its twists, like many of Jhumpa's other...
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    SANJEEV KUMAR

    May, 2016

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    Worth the money

    Good delivery. Now about the book,firstly the storytelling style of Jhumpa Lahiri is excellent-fresh and try.Stories are not bad also.But somehow the description are same.I think the price is also a bit expensive for a paperback book of 198 page.
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    This Book SUCKS pretty bad

    All the stories of this books are extremely boring.At some point it'll make you want to kill yourself.All she does throughout the book is lavish description of the food.Stories are silly, I wonder how it managed to win so many awards.Don't get carried away by the name JHUMPA LAHIRI.

    If you are a beginner reader, I absolutely forbid you to pick up this book.

    If you still want to read an Indian author try Khushwant Singh instead, really good for beginners.

    other books that you can try are :-...
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    Siddhant Gupta

    Sep, 2014

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    Disappointing, sorry!

    Interpreter of Maladies, though a winner of many awards, was a complete waste of time for me. The stories are too lengthy. The plots don’t make any sense and are essay-like with too much description. I found the author ‘beating around the bush’ at many points. Out of nine, I liked only two stories - The Treatment of Bibi Haldar and The Third and Final Continent. I found them sensible and absorbing. I utterly hated reading the story, Interpreter of Maladies, from which the book itself gets its...
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    Suriya Gayathri

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    Jan, 2014

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    Value-for-money

    very good.
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    Sahadev Mishra

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    Could be way better

    ok
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    Priya Paul

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    Pretty good

    Great collection of stories. A must read for literature students.
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    Siddharth Bhingarkar

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    Very Good

    Sooo happy 🤗
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    Sweta Mandal

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    Useless product

    nice book and delivery is awesome
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