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The namesake

作者: Jhumpa Lahiri
出版商: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
版本/格式:   錄在CD上的有聲書 : 音頻碟片 : 小說 : 英語所有版本和格式的總覽
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[This novel]: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. [The author] displays her deft touch for the perfect detail - the fleeting moment, the turn of phrase - that opens whole worlds of emotion. [The novel] takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Fiction
提及的人: Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ; Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ
資料類型: 小說, 有聲書,等
文件類型: 錄音
所有的作者/貢獻者: Jhumpa Lahiri
OCLC系統控制編碼: 53905271
注意: Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2003.
描述: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
責任: Jhumpa Lahiri.

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[This novel]: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. [The author] displays her deft touch for the perfect detail - the fleeting moment, the turn of phrase - that opens whole worlds of emotion. [The novel] takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name. [The author] brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves.-Dust jacket.

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