Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author Jhumpa Lahiri never fully identified with English, or with Bengali for that matter, leading her to seek a third language: Italian. Though she considers the themes of these essays — “identity, alienation, belonging” — to be the same as her fiction themes, she felt that writing in Italian made her a different kind of writer.
Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author Jhumpa Lahiri never fully identified with English, or with Bengali for that matter, leading her to seek a third language: Italian. Though she considers the themes of these essays — “identity, alienation, belonging” — to be the same as her fiction themes, she felt that writing in Italian made her a different kind of writer. File photo
Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author Jhumpa Lahiri never fully identified with English, or with Bengali for that matter, leading her to seek a third language: Italian. Though she considers the themes of these essays — “identity, alienation, belonging” — to be the same as her fiction themes, she felt that writing in Italian made her a different kind of writer. File photo

Jhumpa Lahiri’s Italian project, ‘In Other Words,’ allows her to play with language

February 27, 2016 09:29 PM