The Namesake Book
Score: 4
From 121 Ratings

The Namesake


  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 0618485228

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The Namesake Book Description :

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 Book
Score: 3.5
From 157 Ratings

The Namesake


  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher : HarperPerennial
  • Release Date : 2007-03
  • Genre: Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 0007245890

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The Namesake Book Description :

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.

Interpreter of Maladies Book
Score: 4
From 136 Ratings

Interpreter of Maladies


  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 0547447817

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Interpreter of Maladies Book Description :

Collects the author's short stories and her novel about an Indian-American boy who grows up conflicted and struggles to come to terms with his cultural heritage.

The Namesake Book

The Namesake


  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher : Newmarket Press
  • Release Date : 2006-12-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1557047316

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The Namesake Book Description :

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.

The Namesake Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Namesake


  • Author : Marilyn Herbert
  • Publisher : Bookclub in a Box
  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 1897082398

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The Namesake Book Description :

This is a terrific resource for students and educators of literary fiction. The newer novels of our time have few supportive interpretations as of yet; the classics have too many. BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX is the spot to come for a literary perspective and understanding that is just right. If you have suffered from a lack of discussion topics in the past, use this guide! Sections include: Literary Interpretation; Writing Style and Structure; Themes and Focus Points; Characaterisation; Historical Information; Novel Summary; Author Information; Images, Symbols and Metaphors; Important Quotes. This set includes: The complete BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX Guidebook; A Read-Alongside-Guide (RAG) -- a quick reference of fast facts and things to consider while reading the novel which can be copied and distributed to members; A BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX sticky notepad to highlight important passages and to record your important thoughts; Bookmarks to keep your place in all those great novels you're going to read.

The Namesake   A Psychoanalytical Interpretation Book

The Namesake A Psychoanalytical Interpretation


  • Author : Jens Pfundstein
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2009-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640244539

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The Namesake A Psychoanalytical Interpretation Book Description :

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.

The Namesake Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Namesake


  • Author : Conor Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620400135

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The Namesake Book Description :

The disappearance of Matteo Arconti, an innocent insurance man from Milan, is no mistake. That much becomes clear when his body is discovered mere feet away from the office of another Matteo Arconti--a court magistrate known for his close scrutiny of mafia movements. This namesake killing broadcasts a clear message of defiance and intimidation from a powerful crime syndicate. But whom, exactly, is the murder intended to intimidate? Commissario Alec Blume thinks he knows whos behind it all--Italys most efficient and secretive mafia, the Ndrangheta, whose principals have operated untouchably from Germany for years. This is Blumes chance to lure the arrogant mafiosi out of their hiding place. As a personal friend of Judge Arconti, however, Blume is too close to the case to formally investigate. Handing control over to his partner, Caterina Mattiola, he willingly takes a backseat--that is, until he decides to speed things up and secretly falsifies a mob wifes confession. This plan forces Blume into an electrifying chase across Italy, from Naples to Calabria. As he races to right his wrongs and save innocent lives, Commissario Blume must ask himself whether he has finally gone too far...

Interpreter of Maladies Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

Interpreter of Maladies


  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000-05-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547487069

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Interpreter of Maladies Book Description :

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.