December 5, 2023


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Jhumpa Lahiri: “I feel finished”

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jhumpa_lahiri-620x412The author on how her new book feels different than her others, and why her writing isn’t entertainment, in Salon

“Well, the work seems to be moving in a different direction, from what I can tell. It still feels very early. But I do feel like, having finished “The Lowland,” I feel like I’m at the end of a certain phase of my work, if I can even claim to know that before having written another work to compare it to. But I’d think that given the fact that this novel, “The Lowland,” is a book that I’ve been trying to write for so long, and really began to conceive it in 1997, you know, before any of the other books were published, and only one was written, more or less.

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