The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 291
ISBN: 0618485228
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Release: 2004
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An incisive portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life, in a debut novel that spans three decades, two continents, and two generations. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies. Reprint.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 291
ISBN: 0007245890
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Release: 2007-03
Editor: HarperPerennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gogol is named after his father's favourite author. But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America, the boy starts to hate his name and itches to cast it off, along with the inherited values it represents. Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the search for identity depends on much more than a name.

Namesake

Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 291
ISBN: 141764785X
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Release: 2004
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri,Mira Nair
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1557047316
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Release: 2006-12-01
Editor: Newmarket Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Original essays and glorious photography, stunningly designed in this unique moviebook from the director of Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair—a Fox Searchlight release. In her essay "Writing and Film," the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri writes about the experience of seeing her novel "transposed" from paper to film. "Its essence remains, but it inhabits a different realm and must, like a transposed piece of music, conform to a different set of rules. . . . To have someone as devoted and as gifted as Mira reinvent my novel . . . has been a humbling and thrilling passage." Mira Nair's essay, "Photographs as Inspiration," begins with the provocative comment: "If it weren't for photography, I wouldn't be a filmmaker." She explains how photographs help her crystallize the visual style of her films and which particular photos influenced her vision for The Namesake. These two essays, written exclusively for this Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook, introduce an amazing panoply of images of people and places shot mainly in New York and Calcutta during the making of the movie, accented by excerpts from Lahiri's bestselling novel. Six Indian and American photographers' works are represented. Brilliantly illuminating the immigrant experience and the tangled ties between generations, The Namesake tells the story of the Ganguli family, whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to adapt to a new world while remembering the old. The couple's firstborn, Gogol, and sister Sonia grow up amid these divided loyalties, struggling to find their own identity without losing their heritage. Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Superman Returns) stars as Gogol.

Namesake

Namesake
Author: Adrienne Young
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250254412
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Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Wednesday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology. Trader. Fighter. Survivor. With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems. As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780547487069
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Release: 2000-05-22
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant. She is an important and powerful new voice.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Conor Fitzgerald
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9781408824498
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Release: 2012
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'An inspired creation', 'An engaging hero', 'The most popular detective of the coming decade' - Alec Blume is back.

Namesake

Namesake
Author: Megan Lavey-Heaton,Isabelle Melançon
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0985309598
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Release: 2017-05-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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CliffsNotes on Lahiri s The Namesake

CliffsNotes on Lahiri s The Namesake
Author: Gregory Coles
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781328780270
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Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CliffsNotes on Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake includes summaries and analyses of this best-selling novel about a family's struggles to assilmilate into American culture.

Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9788184004847
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Release: 2013-09-05
Editor: Random House India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The stories of Unaccustomed Earth focus on second-generation immigrants making and remaking lives, loves and identities in England and America. We follow brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and lovers, in stories that take us from Boston and London to Bombay and Calcutta. Blending the individual and the generational, the exotic and the strikingly mundane, these haunting, exquisitely detailed and emotionally complex stories are intensely compelling elegies of life, death, love and fate. This is a dazzling work from a masterful writer.

His Favorites

His Favorites
Author: Kate Walbert
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781476799407
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Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: Scribner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A “tense, taut, and thrilling” (Marie Claire) novel about a teenage girl, a predatory teacher, and a school’s complicity from the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of A Short History of Women—“riveting, terrifying, exactly the book for our times” (Ann Patchett). They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens at night on a “borrowed” golf cart, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents’ rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident. “Devastatingly relevant” (Vogue) and “fueled by gorgeous writing” (NPR), His Favorites reveals the interior life of a young woman determined to navigate the treachery in a new world. Told from her perspective many years later, the story coolly describes a series of shattering events and a school that failed to protect her. “Before things turn treacherous, there’s a moment when predation can feel dangerously like kindness…Walbert understands this…His Favorites begs to be read” (Time).

Motley Stones

Motley Stones
Author: Adalbert Stifter
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781681375212
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: New York Review of Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first complete English translation of the nineteenth-century Austrian innovator's evocative, elemental cycle of novellas. For Kafka he was “my fat brother”; Thomas Mann called him “one of the most peculiar, enigmatic, secretly audacious and strangely gripping storytellers in world literature.” Often misunderstood as an idyllic poet of “beetles and buttercups,” the nineteenth-century Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter can now be seen as a radical experimenter with narrative and a forerunner of nature writing’s darker currents. One of his best-known works, the novella cycle Motley Stones now appears in its first complete English translation, a rendition that respects the bracing strangeness of the original. In six thematically linked novellas, including the beloved classic “Rock Crystal,” human dramas play out amid the natural cycles of the Alps or the urban rhythms of Vienna—environments so keenly observed that they emerge as the tales’ most indomitable protagonists. Stifter’s human characters are equally haunting—children braving perils, eccentrics and loners harboring enigmatic torments. “We seek to glimpse the gentle law that guides the human race,” Stifter famously wrote. What he glimpsed, more often than not, was the abyss that lies behind the idyll. The tension between his humane sensitivity and his dark visions is what lends his writing its heartbreaking power.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 291
ISBN: 0618733965
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Release: 2003
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Meet the Ganguli family, new arrivals from Calcutta, trying their best to become Americans even as they pine for home. The name they bestow on their firstborn, Gogol, betrays all the conflicts of honoring tradition in a new world -- conflicts that will haunt Gogol on his own winding path through divided loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. The Namesake brilliantly illuminates the immigrant experience and the tangled ties between generations.

A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri s The Namesake

A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri s  The Namesake
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781410353597
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Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Gale Cengage Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Namesake," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Re Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

Re Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics
Author: Lisa Lau,Ana Cristina Mendes
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781136707926
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Release: 2012-05-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Orientalism refers to the imitation of aspects of Eastern cultures in the West, and was devised in order to have authority over the Orient. The concept of Re-Orientalism maintains the divide between the Orient and the West. However, where Orientalism is based on how the West constructs the East, Re-Orientalism is grounded on how the cultural East comes to terms with an orientalised East. This book explores various new forms, objects and modes of circulation that sustain this renovated form of Orientalism in South Asian culture. The contributors identify and engage with recent debates about postcolonial South Asian identity politics, discussing a range of different texts and films such as The White Tiger, Bride & Prejudice and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. Providing new theoretical insights from the areas of literature, film studies and cultural and discourse analysis, this book is an stimulating read for students and scholars interested in South Asian culture, postcolonial studies and identity politics.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Robert Wells Walker
Pages: 344
ISBN: UOM:39015082713879
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Except for Douglas MacArthur, Theodore "Roosevelt Jr." is the most decorated soldier in American history, having earned his Congressional Medal of Honor and every other medal offered by the United States to the foot soldier for combat heroism. As a young man, he wanted to have a career in the military, but his father, President Theodore Roosevelt, discouraged this. Ted went to Harvard, and dreamed of one day following his father into the White House." "Things did not go well for him politically; he had only two one-year terms in the New York State Assembly and a failed run for the New York Governorship. Other positions held in his working life included: carpet salesman, bond salesman, investment banker, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, big game hunter, Governor General of Puerto Rico, Governor General of the Philippine Islands, and editor and VP at Doubleday Publishing Co. Yet the army was where his niche obviously lay: he served as Battalion Commander in WWII after the Armistice, he and four other non-career officers founded The American Legion, as it exists today. After seeing combat in North Africa, Sicily and Italy (under Eisenhower) during WWII, he assisted in the preparation for D-Day. On Utah Beach in Normandy, under enemy fire for hours, Roosevelt served as assistant Division Commander of the 4th Infantry Division. His death, some weeks after D-Day, came just before he was to be promoted to Major General, an unheard-of-honor for any reserve officer."--BOOK JACKET.

Namesake

Namesake
Author: Sue MacLeod
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781927485293
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Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Pajama Press Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jane Grey finds a mysterious book, and after reading a passage aloud she comes face to face with the wife of Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey.

The Namesake A Psychoanalytical Interpretation

The Namesake   A Psychoanalytical Interpretation
Author: Jens Pfundstein
Pages: 21
ISBN: 9783640240319
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Release: 2009-01-07
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Saarland University (Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen), course: India & the American Dream: Fictional Examples, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this paper, we will attempt a psychoanalytically tinted interpretation of one, if not the main character in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake. To be more specific, we intend to concentrate on Gogol Ganguli. As the novel is said to portray "... conflicts that ... haunt Gogol on his own winding path through divided loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs" (Lahiri reverse of the novel), we should thus be allowed to ask what conflicts ? Is it true that there are several conflicts or is it possible that there exists only one major conflict ? With these questions in mind and the feeling that there is something in the text we are not explicitly told, we decided to try a psychoanalytical interpretation of Gogol – an interpretation which allows us to approach the text as follows: We will first provide the definitions of the basic concepts and ideas. As these concepts and ideas are not only abstract, but contradictory to a certain degree, we feel obliged to simplify and generalize these notions – without falsifying or distorting the basic concepts. Secondly, we will provide the reader with our line of argument. In other words, we will piece together the basic notions in order to form a coherent line of thought. The third step consists of an application of this line of thought to the text, which, in turn, is expected to yield new insights. As we are convinced that this approach provides new insights, we will deal with their implications in step four. This then brings us to the conclusion of the paper, which will take the form of a short summary of all our findings.

One World

One World
Author: Chris Brazier
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781906523138
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: New Internationalist
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of twenty-three short stories from around the world includes contributions by such authors as Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, India's Lucinda Nelson Dhavan, and Botswana's Lauri Kubuitsile.

Lincoln the Namesake College

Lincoln  the Namesake College
Author: Andrew Lindstrom,Olive Carruthers
Pages: 223
ISBN: STANFORD:36105030857804
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Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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