#67 — In Other Words

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
Rating: 3/5
  • Lahiri is writing a book in her adopted language of Italian.  What we read is an English translation of that, which was done through someone else. It only actually contains two short stories; the rest of the book is about the process, her insecurities and her justification to others about what she chose to undertake… While the effort was brave, not sure if she needed to do this exercise in such a public way
  • In My Name is Lucy Barton, it talks about a writer having one story to tell and it’s just a matter of writing the same story over and over again. Lahiri says the same thing in her book, which was interesting