Jhumpa Lahiri, Translating Myself and Others

Benedetta Cutolo (CUNY Graduate Center)
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Released in May 2022 by Princeton University Press,

Translating Myself and Others

represents Jhumpa Lahiri’s most recent non-fiction book, marking her third venture into this genre. Articulated in a series of ten essays, written in a compound of Italian and English, translated by others or self-translated, the collection extends to the field of translation and self-translation some of the reflections on the questions of language, identity, and cultural assignation initiated by Lahiri in her 2015 memoir,

In altre parole


In Other Words


Following the success of In altre parole, Lahiri published four more books in Italian. These include Il vestito dei libri [The Clothing of Books] (2016), a concise personal essay exploring the interplay between text and image, the novel Dove mi trovo

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Citation: Cutolo, Benedetta. "Translating Myself and Others". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 December 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=41203, accessed 25 May 2024.]

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