Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Jhumpa Lahiri Says Writing In Italian Makes Her A ‘Tougher, Freer’ Writer


“A week after arriving, I open my diary to describe our misadventures and I do something strange, unexpected. I write my diary in Italian. I do it almost automatically, spontaneously. I do it because when I take the pen in my hand I no longer hear English in my brain. During this period when everything confuses me, everything unsettles me, I change the language I write in.”

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