Join me and Jhumpa in a discussion of her scintillating new book, Translating Myself and Others, at the Casa Italiana, NYU

BOOK PRESENTATION [ZOOM]

Thu, 05/19/2022 – 5:30pm

Jhumpa Lahiri with Jenny McPhee

General RSVP

Book Presentation on Zoom

In order to participate, RSVP and you will receive an e-mail with your Zoom link
by 12pm on May 19

If you don’t receive the e-mail by then, contact us at casa.italiana@nyu.edu

Translating Myself and Others
(2022, Princeton University Press)

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Luminous essays on translation and self-translation by the award-winning writer and literary translator

The author in conversation with
Jenny McPhee, NYU

Translating Myself and Others is a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, who reflects on her emerging identity as a translator as well as a writer in two languages.
With subtlety and emotional immediacy, Lahiri draws on Ovid’s myth of Echo and Narcissus to explore the distinction between writing and translating, and provides a close reading of passages from Aristotle’s Poetics to talk more broadly about writing, desire, and freedom. She traces the theme of translation in Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks and takes up the question of Italo Calvino’s popularity as a translated author. Lahiri considers the unique challenge of translating her own work from Italian to English, the question “Why Italian?,” and the singular pleasures of translating contemporary and ancient writers.
Featuring essays originally written in Italian and published in English for the first time, as well as essays written in English, Translating Myself and Others brings together Lahiri’s most lyrical and eloquently observed meditations on the translator’s art as a sublime act of both linguistic and personal metamorphosis.

Presented in collaboration with Rizzoli Bookstore.

In ENGLISH.

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