October 27, 2021

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Jhumpa Lahiri’s Italian obsession

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JhumpaAccording to this interview in the New York Times, the author of the forthcoming novel “The Lowland” is into many things Italian

Jhumpa Lahiri say: “Almost all the books I have on my shelves now are in Italian. I have been reading predominantly in Italian for over a year. I read more slowly as a result. But also more carefully, less passively.”

“I’m reading the poems of Patrizia Cavalli, whom I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting in Rome. I adore her personally and I love her poems.”

“I’m also reading the letters of Cesare Pavese and Pasolini’s “Teorema,” which was conceived both as a novel and a film.”

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