Nicoletta Pireddu Talks with Jhumpa Lahiri about her Most Recent Work

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On May 26, 2022, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri discussed with Nicoletta Pireddu her most recent work, Translating Myself and Others, a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays, at the Sixth & I cultural center, in collaboration with Politics and Prose and Princeton UP.

Featuring essays originally written in Italian and published in English for the first time, as well as essays written solely in English, Translating Myself and Others brings together Lahiri’s most lyrical and eloquently observed meditations on the art of translation as a sublime act of both linguistic and personal metamorphosis. She considers the unique challenge of translating her own work from Italian to English, the question of “Why Italian?,” and the singular pleasures of translating contemporary and ancient writers.

Recording on YouTube (private video).

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