Jhumpa Lahiri

  • Beginning in America, and spilling back over memories and generations to India, Unaccustomed Earth explores the heart of family life and the immigrant experience. Eight luminous stories - longer and richer than any Jhumpa Lahiri has yet written - take us from America to Europe, India and Thailand as they follow new lives forged in the wake of loss.

  • Effarement et exubérance, enracinement et étrangeté : dans ce nouveau roman, Jhumpa Lahiri pousse l'exploration des thèmes qui sont les siens à leur limite. La femme qui se tient au centre de l'histoire est professeur, elle a quarante ans et pas d'enfants. Elle oscille entre immobilité et mouvement, entre besoin d'appartenance et refus de nouer des liens. La ville italienne qu'elle habite, et qui l'enchante, est sa confidente : les trottoirs autour de chez elle, les parcs, les ponts, les piazzas, les rues, les boutiques, les cafés... Elle a des amies femmes, des amis hommes, et puis il y a "lui", une ombre qui la réconforte et la trouble tout à la fois... Le tour de force de ce beau roman, écrit dans une langue à la fois très simple et précise consiste à faire de cette anti-héroïne spectrale un personnage qui prend progressivement une véritable épaisseur charnelle et fictionnelle, et de ce non-roman une fiction tendue par un suspense transformant ces intrigues dérisoires en matière à un «page turner »d'un genre fantomatique et mystérieux. Premier roman de Jhumpa Lahiri écrit en italien, «Où je suis »brûle du désir de passer les frontières et de forger une nouvelle langue littéraire.

  • Longues distances que celles qui séparent désormais Subhash et Udayan, deux frères à la ressemblance physique troublante, brillants élèves originaires d'un quartier modeste de Calcutta. Tandis que l'aîné, Subhash, introverti et respectueux des us et coutumes, choisit de poursuivre ses études aux États-Unis, son cadet, Udayan, exubérant et rebelle à l'ordre établi, décide de rester en Inde pour enseigner dans un lycée technique. Par-delà les océans, leur correspondance finit par s'espacer. Jusqu'au jour où Subhash reçoit un message qui va bouleverser sa vie.
    Tragédie moderne inspirée du mythe de l'androgyne, qui postule que chacun d'entre nous est en permanence à la recherche de sa part manquante, réfl exion sur l'exil, le déracinement et l'identité, Longues distances apporte une nouvelle preuve éclatante de l'immense talent de Jhumpa Lahiri, récompensée du prix Pulitzer.

    « Un roman où se mêlent des sentiments que je crois universels : l'aspiration à un avenir meilleur, ailleurs, en même temps que l'impression de ne pas être à sa place et la nostalgie du passé. En ce sens, il entretient un lien direct avec une grande partie de ce qui constitue la littérature américaine. » Barack Obama.

  • In this novel, a couple exchange confessions during nightly blackouts in a Boston apartment as they struggle to cope with a heartbreaking loss.

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  • Gogol is named after his father's favourite author. But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America, the boy starts to hate his name and itches to cast it off, along with the inherited values it represents. Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the search for identity depends on much more than a name.

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  • Premier livre conçu et écrit en italien par l'écrivain bengali de langue anglaise Jhumpa Lahiri (Prix Pulitzer 2000), En d'autres mots est le journal d'une passion clandestine pour la langue italienne, qui s'offre à elle autant qu'elle se refuse. Une histoire d'amour et d'initiation qui nous plonge dans les pages limpides de cette traversée linguistique et métamorphique vers une langue étrangère.

    Pendant vingt ans, j'ai étudié la langue italienne comme si je nageais le long des contours [d'un] lac. Toujours à côté de ma langue dominante, l'anglais. La longeant toujours. C'était un bon exercice. Bon pour les muscles, pour le cerveau, mais pas vraiment palpitant. En étudiant une langue étrangère de cette façon, on ne peut pas se noyer. L'autre langue est toujours là pour te soutenir, te sauver. Mais on ne peut pas nager sans prendre le risque de se noyer, de couler à pic. Pour connaître une nouvelle langue, pour s'immerger, il faut quitter la rive. Sans bouée de sauvetage. Sans pouvoir compter sur la terre ferme.
    J. L.

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    Jhumpa Lahiri

  • A marvelous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Lowland and Interpreter of Maladies --her first in nearly a decade. Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: in this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. The woman at the center wavers between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties. The city she calls home, an engaging backdrop to her days, acts as a confidant: the sidewalks around her house, parks, bridges, piazzas, streets, stores, coffee bars. We follow her to the pool she frequents and to the train station that sometimes leads her to her mother, mired in a desperate solitude after her father''s untimely death. In addition to colleagues at work, where she never quite feels at ease, she has girl friends, guy friends, and "him," a shadow who both consoles and unsettles her. But in the arc of a year, as one season gives way to the next, transformation awaits. One day at the sea, both overwhelmed and replenished by the sun''s vital heat, her perspective will change. This is the first novel she has written in Italian and translated into English. It brims with the impulse to cross barriers. By grafting herself onto a new literary language, Lahiri has pushed herself to a new level of artistic achievement.

  • Modern fiction/Short storiesPaperback edition of the short story collection which ranges from America to India, Europe and Thailand. From the author of Interpreter Of Maladies and The Namesake, which sold over a million copies in the US. 'Probably the most influential writer of fiction in America' Financial Times

  • «Eliot, si je me mettais à crier à tue-tête, est-ce que quelqu'un viendrait voir ce qui se passe ?».
    Eliot haussa les épaules : «Peut-être.
    - Chez nous, tu sais, tout le monde n'a pas le téléphone, mais on n'a qu'à élever la voix, ou exprimer la moindre peine ou la moindre joie, et tout un quartier plus la moitié d'un autre viennent s'informer de ce qui se passe et proposer leur aide...».

    «Chez nous», c'est «là-bas», en Inde, le pays que l'on a quitté. «Ici», c'est l'Occident, l'Amérique le plus souvent. Les personnages des nouvelles de Jhumpa Lahiri sont presque tous, comme elle, des Indiens de la diaspora, des enfants du déracinement et du mélange des cultures, qui en vivent les déchirements et les conflits, politiques ou familiaux.
    Mais ce jeune auteur qui réussit si bien à devenir, selon sa formule, l'interprète de leurs maladies, de leur mal de vivre, de leurs tourments, sait aussi exprimer admirablement l'espoir et l'apaisement qui succèdent à la nostalgie.

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    Jhumpa Lahiri

    National Best Seller On a post-college visit to Florence, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri fell in love with the Italian language. Twenty years later, seeking total immersion, she and her family relocated to Rome, where she began to read and write solely in her adopted tongue. A startling act of self-reflection, In Other Words is Lahiris meditation on the process of learning to express herself in another language--and the stunning journey of a writer seeking a new voice.

  • Beginning in America, and spilling back over memories and generations to India, Unaccustomed Earth explores the heart of family life and the immigrant experience. Eight luminous stories - longer and richer than any Jhumpa Lahiri has yet written - take us from America to Europe, India and Thailand as they follow new lives forged in the wake of loss.

  • 'Rich. . . eclectic. . . a feast' Telegraph Jhumpa Lahiri's landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition, including well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello, alongside many captivating rediscoveries. Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society. 'An enticing collection . . . the tales are by turns startling, moving, intriguing and provocative' The Times Literary Supplement

  • Après L'Interprète des maladies, recueil de nouvelles récompensé par le prix Pulitzer en 2000 et traduit en vingt-neuf langues, ce premier roman de Jhumpa Lahiri a été plébiscité par la presse anglo-saxonne. Lorsque leur fils naît à Cambridge (Massachussets), Ashoke et Ashima attendent une lettre de la grand-mère qui doit, c'est la coutume en Inde, choisir le prénom. Mais la lettre n'arrive pas... Ashoke est contraint d'improviser et nomme l'enfant Gogol. Grandissant comme un petit Américain, Gogol refusera longtemps qu'on l'appelle par le prénom bengali dont on l'a finalement doté : Nikhil. Au risque de se couper de ses racines... À travers l'histoire de la réconciliation d'un homme avec son nom, recueillant avec finesse les désarrois d'une famille déracinée, Jhumpa Lahiri offre une évocation sensible des conflits intimes liés à la double culture.

  • Exploring the secrets and complexities lying at the heart of family life and relationships, a collection of eight stories includes the title work, about a young mother in a new city whose father tends her garden while hiding a secret love affair.

  • Anglais The lowland

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013.

    From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn ponds where they played for hours on end, Udayan was always in his older brother's sight.

    So close in age, they were inseparable in childhood and yet, as the years pass - as U.S tanks roll into Vietnam and riots sweep across India - their brotherly bond can do nothing to forestall the tragedy that will upend their lives. Udayan - charismatic and impulsive - finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty. He will give everything, risk all, for what he believes, and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him: his newly married, pregnant wife, his brother and their parents. For all of them, the repercussions of his actions will reverberate across continents and seep through the generations that follow.

    Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portrayal of lives undone and forged anew, The Lowland is a deeply felt novel of family ties that entangle and fray in ways unforeseen and unrevealed, of ties that ineluctably define who we are. With all the hallmarks of Jhumpa Lahiri's achingly poignant, exquisitely empathetic story-telling, this is her most devastating work of fiction to date.

  • Tells the story of a boy brought up as an Indian in suburban America, Gogol Ganguli, who soon finds himself itching to cast off his awkward name, just as he longs to leave behind the inherited values of his Bengali parents. And so, he sets off on his own path through life, a path strewn with conflicting loyalties, love and loss.

  • These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers. Rich with the signature gifts that have established Jhumpa Lahiri as one of our most essential writers, Unaccustomed Earth exquisitely renders the most intricate workings of the heart and mind.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • National Book Award Finalist Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker PrizeFrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death.
    Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s, and Udayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty; he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brothers political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America.
    But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their familys home, he goes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind--including those seared in the heart of his brothers wife.
    Masterly suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland is a work of great beauty and complex emotion; an engrossing family saga and a story steeped in history that spans generations and geographies with seamless authenticity. It is Jhumpa Lahiri at the height of her considerable powers.
    This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

  • 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.

  • Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical praise for its grace, acuity, and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to America. In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail -- the fleeting moment, the turn of phrase -- that opens whole worlds of emotion.
    The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name. Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves. The New York Times has praised Lahiri as "a writer of uncommon elegance and poise." The Namesake is a fine-tuned, intimate, and deeply felt novel of identity.

  • Anglais The Lowland

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013 From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn ponds where they played for hours on end, Udayan was always in his older brother's sight. So close in age, they were inseparable in childhood and yet, as the years pass Â- as U.S tanks roll into Vietnam and riots sweep across India Â- their brotherly bond can do nothing to forestall the tragedy that will upend their lives. Udayan Â- charismatic and impulsive Â- finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty. He will give everything, risk all, for what he believes, and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him.

  • 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.

  • Gogol is named after his father's favourite author. But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America, the boy starts to hate his name and itches to cast it off, along with the inherited values it represents. Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the search for identity depends on much more than a name.

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