A CHARMING BENGALESE IN LOVE WITH ITALY AND ITALIAN

It is Jhumpa Lahiri, and will be guest at the Italian Institute of Culture, Dublin this Friday 8th of March to present her latest book “The penguin Book of Italian Short Stories”. This landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy’s vibrant and diverse short story tradition, from the birth of the modern nation to the end of the twentieth century.
Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society, their powerful voices resonating through regional landscapes, private passions and dramatic political events.
This wide-ranging selection curated by Jhumpa Lahiri includes well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello alongside many captivating new discoveries. More than a third of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time, several of them by Lahiri herself.
Here below a video with an interview a couple of years ago with Jumpa Lahiri by Italian Television.




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