Book review: In Other Words

In Other Words

 

In Other Words

Author:
Jhumpa Lahiri
Translator:
Ann Goldstein
From the Italian:
In altre parole
Publisher:
Knopf

Release date:
2/9/2016
Pages:
233
ISBN:
9781101875551
available also as ebook
Genre:
Nonfiction/
Autobiography/Language/Italy

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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I confess reading The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri some time ago, but hardly remembering anything about it. And I didn’t read Interpreter of Maladies, although it won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000. But being an expat AND a literary translator, I knew I had to read In Other Words when I discovered what it was about.
As an aside, I particularly enjoy presenting this book today, as the Man Booker Prize International was just awarded to a South Korean author, Han Kang, and her English translator, Deborah Smith, for The Vegetarian. Works in translation seem to gently take more prominence in the English speaking world – it’s more recognized in Europe. Interestingly enough, all the translators of the short list were fairly new and almost discovered their job as translators by accident. It was also a comfort to read that Smith checked almost every word in the dictionary to do her remarkable work. Click to continue reading

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Armchair BEA 2013: Non-fiction

Armchair BEA

Day 4:  Non-Fiction

Day 1 was a total blast for me with Introductions.
Day 2 was about Blog Development
Day 3 was also giveaway day – don’t miss my post, I have 4 books for grab!
Day 4 is also about Ethics in Blogging

 

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Do I read Non-Fiction? yes, a lot.

I used to read always 1 fiction and 2 non-fiction (one begin  religion) books at the same time. A bit less now under the pressure of finishing books for tours.
I know, that’s bad, and I keep promising I won’t sign up for so many tours, and then here you go, I receive this proposal of a virtual book tour for a fabulous book that seriously, I can’t refuse…

Today’s question prompted me to look through all the reviews posted (now, my tab of all books reviewed on this blog really came handy!), to see what were my non-fiction reads.

So here are the different categories, and I highlight at least 1 book for each.

Click on the book covers to access my reviews – some are really older reviews, and I was not giving as many details as in my recent reviews, sorry:

NATURE, 3 books

fire season

SCIENCE, 3 books

germs

PHILOSOPHY, 4 books

i and thou

HISTORY, 6 books

I loved very much 4 of them:

Matti Friedman, The Aleppo Codex (2012) audio
Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (2010)
Erik Larson, In The Garden of Beasts (2011) audio

and

the worst hard time

LANGUAGE/READING, 6  books

tolstoy and the purple chair is that a fish

BIOGRAPHY, 9 books

The Black Count LAST

I also enjoyed a lot
Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens: A Life (2011)

RELIGION, 15 books

Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses

TRAVEL, 18 books

The reason of this high number being my 52 countries challenge and my numerous books on France

the greater journey Le Road Trip

ANY OF YOUR FAVORITE IN HERE?
IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOURS?