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The Clothing of Books


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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author comes a thought-provoking and deeply personal exploration of the art of the book jacket

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Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of four works of fiction: Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth and The Lowland, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award; and a work of non-fiction, In Other Words. She has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the Premio Gregor von Rezzori, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, a 2014 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, and the Premio Internazionale Viareggio-Versilia for In altre parole.


A writer of uncommon elegance and poise * New York Times *
A writer of formidable powers and great depth of feeling * Observer *
Enviable eloquence; each sentence is considered * Sunday Times *
One of the most impressive writers in the U.S. * Daily Mail *
Very serious, sincere and likeable -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *
Gorgeous, effortless prose ... and most of all, a quiet, emerging sense of humanity -- Khaled Hosseini
Jhumpa Lahiri's spirited essay - the lectio magistralis for the 2015 Festival degli Scrittori in Florence - considers the sartorial fate of the text after it has left the author: how it is dressed by the designer * Nancy Campbell, Times Literary Supplement *

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