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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Teaser Tuesdays (Feb 23, 2016): The Vatican Princess

TeaserTuesday-Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
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Teaser Tuesdays

Today, my Teasers are from

The Vatican Princess

Sancia reached into her cloak, pulling out a small dagger. Her face turned grim. I tasted the brine of fear in my throat as we stepped over the threshold. The antechamber was in shambles, overturned chairs and shards of broken porcelain littering the carpets. My women cowered by my bedchamber door. Giovanni was moving toward them; as he heard Sancia and me walk in, he whirled about, swaying, his eyes narrowed with wine-soaked fury.
p.210

 

The Vatican Princess,
by C. W. Gortner

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My review

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Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!
You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too,
so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists
if they like your teasers!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Sunday Sentence: The Vatican Princess, by C. W. Gortner

Sunday Sentence The Vatican Princess

The Vatican Princess,
by C. W. Gortner

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Publisher’s website

My review

 

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Sunday Sentence
is inspired by author David Abrams
at The Quivering Pen