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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Dec 13, 2010

really liked it

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Jhumpa Lahiri
“Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies

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message 1: by Asraa (last edited Jan 06, 2011 06:20PM) (new)

Asraa you liked this? oh man. most of the stories i just did not GET, i dunno why lol. but there were a few that were very beautifully written and touching etc. maybe i was didn't jibe with it cuz she mostly portrays indian-americans much differently than how ive experienced the community. *shrugs*

Kayla Haha, I will fully admit, Jhumpa Lahiri is seriously one of my all time favorites. I love her stuff! Though I guess I don't have nearly nearly as much experience with Indian-americans so, I guess I didn't have that to refer to or anything. But her style reminds me of like a female, more suburban, slightly optimistic Raymond Carver, who I adore. I just really like writers that can take the little things of every day life and make them big things, and she's insanely great as a short story writer

message 3: by Asraa (last edited Jan 06, 2011 06:50PM) (new)

Asraa yea she is a consummate short-story writer and i do love her style. she makes the mundane details of life pretty sublime.

message 4: by Asraa (new)

Asraa and ps im also a complete prude when it comes it most things and i read it way back in high school so maybe thats why i was turned off

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