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  • The Namesake
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  • 02 April 2020
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The Namesake Free read Ö 106 Jhumpa Lahiri Ò 6 Free download Read & Download The Namesake Flicts of assimilation and most poignantly the tangled ties between generations Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail the fleeting moment the turn of phrase that opens whole worlds of emotion The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans On the heels of their arranged wedding Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge Massachusetts An engineer by training Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife who resists all things American and pines for her family When their son is born the task of na. The Namesake Jhumpa LahiriThe Namesake 2003 is the first novel by American author Jhumpa Lahiri It was originally a novel published in The New Yorker and was later expanded to a full length novel It explores many of the same emotional and cultural themes as her Pulitzer Prize winning short story collection Interpreter of Maladies Moving between events in Calcutta Boston and New York City the novel examines the nuances involved with being caught between two conflicting cultures with highly distinct religious social and ideological differences The novel describes the struggles and hardships of a Bengali couple who immigrate to the United States to form a life outside of everything they are accustomed to 2014 1383 384 9644053737 21 1383 360 1384 1385 1393 1383 386 1384 1386 425 9789643415921 2004

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The Namesake Free read Ö 106 Jhumpa Lahiri Ò 6 Free download Read & Download The Namesake Ming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd antic name Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first generation path strewn with conflicting loyalties comic detours and wrenching love affairs With penetrating insight she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents but also the means by which we slowly sometimes painfully come to define ourselve. I read this book on several plane journeys and while hanging around several airports I m putting the emphasis on several because it took me a long time to read it even though I was in a hurry to finish I was in a hurry not because it was a page turner but because I really needed to get to the endAnd although I read it in relatively few days I still read it very very slowly There are a lot of words in this book I love words I can read words uite happily for hours as long as they don t come encased in boring reports or long winded articles I d be very poor at reading detailed accounts of real life happenings for a court case or an insurance settlement for example I imagine my eyelids would droop and my attention would wander I m sure that in such a situation I d jump at any opportunity to do something else instead So it was wise on my part to read this book on a journey given that I was obliged to remain in my seat and do nothing other than read It s well known that I can t do nothing therefore I read this book to the endYou ll have gathered by now that I think of this book in terms of a report or a historical document one in which the author felt duty bound to record every detail of the experiences of the people whose lives she had chosen to examine They may be fictional characters but they sound like real people and their stories sound like an accumulation of real data All those trips to Calcutta it seemed as if the reader gets a report of each and every one In literary fiction as opposed to report writing it s reasonable to expect that an author will have picked through the mass of facts they ve accumulated retaining only the best and then further selecting and polishing those best bits in such a way that the reader will admire and retain them in turn On one or two occasions Jhumpa Lahiri manages to extract an interesting gem from her accumulations as when a bride to be tentatively places her foot in one of the shoes her future husband has left outside the door of the room where she is about to meet him for the first time We are with the girl in that pause before she turns the handle on her new life We see her try it for size That scene was short and perfect Contrast it with this description of a character who enters the story for three pages and is never heard from again Donald I can t even remember why he appears in the story now is tall wearing flip flops and a paprika colored shirt whose sleeves are rolled up to just above the elbows He is handsome with patrician features and swept back slightly greasy light brown hair What was the significance of the shirt colour I wondered Or him being tall or his hair being greasyThe book is full of metaphors that appear meaningful at first glance but then you say wait a minute what does that really mean As for example when the main character and his father walk to the very end of a breakwater and the father says Remember that you and I made this journey that we went together to a place where there was nowhere else to go There had been a long lead up to this line which ends a chapter I wondered if I d missed something significant that would have made the finish line amaze and impress me But I couldn t bear to wade through the chapter again to find outThe main premise of the book is in fact based on a metaphor a mistake in the choosing of the principal character s name comes to represent the identity problems which confront children born between cultures In this case the American reuirement for a baby to be officially named before leaving hospital clashes with the Bengali practice of allowing the baby to remain unnamed until the matriarch of the family has decided on a name Soon after his very detailed birth near the beginning of the book the main character is temporarily named Gogol by his parents because the letter containing the name chosen for him by his Bengali great grandmother hasn t yet arrived in Boston The father has picked the temporary name Gogol because he owes his life to the fact that he was sitting close to a window reading Gogol s The Overcoat when a train he was traveling on crashed and therefore escaped Since the letter from the grandmother never arrives Gogol becomes the main character s official name and his lovehate relationship with it eventually comes to define his life The name issue is interesting but it s a bit of a stretch on the author s part to make it the central framework for the entire saga I tried hard to relate the story of The Overcoat to the main character s life in an effort to understand everything better but apart from wondering if his yearning for an ideal name could be compared to Akaki s yearning for the perfect overcoat I was lost This is a good moment to mention the utter seriousness of Lahiri s writing Considering the connections she painstakingly makes with Nikolai Gogol the lack of humour in her writing stands out in complete contrast to the Russian author who not only knows how to extract the essence of a situation and present it in short form but also how to do it with underlying humour I don t dismiss this book about the problems of assimilation and dual identity without asking myself if the relationship Lahiri seems to have with minutiae reveals something important in her writing As the daughter of Bengali emigrants I understand that she may feel a responsibility to write down the stories of people like her parents people who arrived in the US as young emigrants and struggled to retain their own culture while trying to assimilate the new one People who once a spouse dies must move between their relatives resident everywhere and nowhere That theme echoes two other books I read recently about exiles Us Them and Exit West both of which led me to read The Namesake I wanted to see how Lahiri dealt with similar issues But while there are parallels between the three books UsThem and Exit West are beautifully pared back the extraneous details have all been removed and we re left especially in the case of UsThem with exuisite literary cameos that are far memorable than Lahiri s lengthy if historically accurate scenarios I feel that Lahiri may have some awareness of her tendency to include too much information She offers a kind of run through of the themes in the last few pages as if her book had been a textbook and we students needed to have the central arguments summed up for us But alongside that awareness I wanted Lahiri to impose some writing constraints on herself I wanted her to consider how she would write if she had only a very limited vocabulary and the simplest of grammar structures at her disposalBut she did exactly that I hear you shout she went to live in Italy for two years and forced herself to read and write only in Italian Coincidentally I have the book that resulted from that journey though it had lain unread since I bought it some months ago So I searched my book piles and found In Other Words and began to read it It s a parallel text her original Italian text plus a translator s English version Lahiri says at the beginning that she purposely avoided translating it herself because she feared she would alter it in the process making it elaborateand longer She has a lot of interesting things to say about her own writing By writing in Italian I think I am escaping both my failures with regard to English and my success Italian offered me a very different path As a writer I can demolish myself I can reconstruct myselfI am in Italian a tougher freer writer who taking root again grows in a different wayMy writing in Italian is a type of unsalted bread It works but the usual flavor is missing On the other hand I think that it does have a style or at least a character The language seems like a waterfall I don t need every dropAnd most interesting of all in the context of this rather long winded review she says I continue as a writer to seek the truth but I don t give the same weight to factual truth

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The Namesake Free read Ö 106 Jhumpa Lahiri Ò 6 Free download Read & Download The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation Her stories are one of the very few debut works and only a handful of collections to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award the PENHemingway Award and the highest critical praise for its grace acuity and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to AmericaIn The Namesake Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller the immigrant experience the clash of cultures the con. Look I admit it I read for escapist purposes Specifically I read to experience a viewpoint that I would never have encountered otherwise I read to escape the boundaries of my own limited scope to discover a new life by looking through lenses of all shades shapes weirds wonders everything humanity has been allotted to senses both defined and not conveyed by the best of a single mortal s abilities within the span of a fragile stack printed with oh so water damageable ink I do not read to have my reality handed back to me on mundane terms than I myself could create on two hours of sleep and a monstrosity of a hangoverThe good things about this book It s readable Very readable Very punctual use of commas and paragraph indentations and general story flow And by reading it from cover to cover I have discovered a pet peeve of mine that I hadn t realized I had been liable to but now fully acknowledge as part and parcel of my readerly sensibilities Fortunate for me not so fortunate for the bookShow not tell Perhaps you ve heard the phrase over and over and over to a nauseatingly horrific extent without any additional information as to how exactly to go about accomplishing this mantra There s a multitude of reasons for following this niftily short doctrine and one of them is fully encompassed by this novel here with its unholy engorgement on listsIf a scene pops up lists of the surroundings If an action is participated in lists of all the objects involved with as prolific a number of brand names as possible If a character is introduced well the only way to go about it is to list of their clothing their rote physical attributes their major their job their personal history as far as is encompassed by a r sum or Facebook page Minimal amounts of creative flights barely a metaphor in sight and as for deeply resonant emotional delving into the personas meandering the page down to the very blood and bones of their recognizable humanity Nadda I wish I was joking when I said that had Lahiri not been allowed to pad her story with all these long strings of descriptive sentences that were nothing than another entry in the same old same old you d be left with fifty pages If that The end result was a feeling of being able to read this story uickly yes but through a thick layer of cellophane that left in its wake singular feelings of why am I bothering and its good old pal am I supposed to careThere s another piece of terminology that writing classes love to throw around in addition to that previous standard and that s voice If there was a voice in this novel it was drowned by the endless streams of banal information attached to every inch of the plot s surface leaving me with the slightly ill sense of watching the consumerism train wreck of typical American society without any reassurance that the author knew what they were doing Also the almost constant adherence to stereotypes of Indians who immigrate to America as the engineering Ivy League repeat along with every other genderfamilialsocioeconomic stereotype known to humanity Considering the fact that one of my biggest reasons for reading as much as I do is to find a breakdown of these popular culture standards I was rather disappointed Scratch that I was very disappointed enough to muse on whether this book published all of nine years ago had helped propagate those stereotypes in the first place Dark thoughts indeedFinally the literature title dropping I suppose I should ve expected it what with the main character s name issues taking up the entirety of the novel s effort when it came to both theme and its own title but by the end of it I was sick of seeing all those highflown phrases without a single scrip of fictional push on the author s part to live up to these influences Borrow a few methods of making your prose fly off the page in a churning maelstrom of creating your own beautiful song out of the best the written word has to offer Fine dandy go forth and prosper Shoving in The Man Without ualities and Proust within the last few pages in some obtuse attempt to impress those who are in the know Hipster and I mean that with a vengeanceSo simply put if you re looking to recommend me South Asian literature please oh please grant me a work along the lines of The God of Small Things Cultural intersection between self and others without relying on the obvious and the physical objects Check Characters that broke my heart over and over with their joy and their sorrow that I wish I could follow forever Check Voice Just You d have to read it It even has a literature reference albeit in a way that pays full tribute to the work far beyond the facile typing of its signifying phrase and nothing This Not so much


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