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Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies
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Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces... show more
Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant. She is an important and powerful new voice.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618101368 (0618101365)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 198
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: Interpreter of Maladies
What do you say when a work that is widely liked and highly celebrated doesn't do for you what it did for others? What I do is slap a three-star rating on it and write a review that expresses my confusion without saying anything positive or negative about the book. In fact, such a review really does...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
2.0 Review of Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
I was very disappointed with this collection of short stories. I went into this thinking that as a Pulitzer Prize Winner, this had to be a book I would enjoy. I was very wrong. While the author is obviously a skilled writer, I was not blown away by the writing style. With maybe one exception, th...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.5 Review
This is a Pulitzer prize winning collection of short stories. It sometimes, misleadingly, is placed on best Indian books lists. Instead, the author is a first generation immigrant to the West, and while some works deal exclusively with India, the majority are about the immigrant experience and/or ...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
0.0 Interpreter of Maladies
I recall one of the stories in this collection, but I can't for the life of me remember where/when I read it.
Infinite Joe
Infinite Joe rated it
5.0 Interpreter of Maladies
An outstanding collection of short stories by an author with a remarkable voice. Most of the stories involve Indian-Americans (one or two are set in India) and their personal struggles in a new land and with each other.
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