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The Namesake Book subtitle I will write down everything I know about a certain family of Bengali immigrants in the United States by Jhumpa Lahiri.Immigrant anguish the toll it takes in settling in an alien country after having bidden adieu to one s home, family, and culture is what this prize winning novel is supposed to explore, but it s nothan a superficial complaint about a few signature and done to death South Asian issues relating to marriage and paternal expectations a clich d immigrant s Book subtitle I will write down everything I know about a certain family of Bengali immigrants in the United States by Jhumpa Lahiri.Immigrant anguish the toll it takes in settling in an alien country after having bidden adieu to one s home, family, and culture is what this prize winning novel is supposed to explore, but it s nothan a superficial complaint about a few signature and done to death South Asian issues relating to marriage and paternal expectations a clich d immigrant story, I m afraid to say.Gogol s life, and that of every person related to him in any way, from the day of his birth to his divorce at 30, is documented in a long monotone, like a camera trained on a still scene, without zooming in and out, recording every movement the lens catches, accidentally A final picture emerges in which nothing in particular stands out and twists that could have been exploreddeeply, on a philosophical and humanistic level, such as Gogol s disillusionment with his dual identity or the after He hates that his name is both absurd and obscure, that it has nothing to do with who he is, that it is neither Indian nor American but of all things Russian He hates having to live with it, with a pet name turned good name, day after day, second after second At times his name, an entity shapeless and weightless, manages nevertheless to distress him physically, like the scratchy tag of a shirt he has been forced permanently to wear Although on the surface, it appears that Gogol Ganguli s torHe hates that his name is both absurd and obscure, that it has nothing to do with who he is, that it is neither Indian nor American but of all things Russian He hates having to live with it, with a pet name turned good name, day after day, second after second At times his name, an entity shapeless and weightless, manages nevertheless to distress him physically, like the scratchy tag of a shirt he has been forced permanently to wear Although on the surface, it appears that Gogol Ganguli s torment in life is due to a name that he despises, a name that doesn t make any sense to him, the true struggle is one of identity and belonging Jhumpa Lahiri crafts a novel full of introspection a Look I admit it I read for escapist purposes Specifically, I read to experience a viewpoint that I would never have encountered otherwise I read to escape the boundaries of my own limited scope, to discover a new life by looking through lenses of all shades, shapes, weirds, wonders, everything humanity has been allotted to senses both defined and not, conveyed by the best of a single mortal s abilities within the span of a fragile stack printed with oh so water damageable ink I do not read Look I admit it I read for escapist purposes Specifically, I read to experience a viewpoint that I would never have encountered otherwise I read to escape the boundaries of my own limited scope, to discover a new life by looking through lenses of all shades, shapes, weirds, wonders, everything humanity has been allotted to senses both defined and not, conveyed by the best of a single mortal s abilities within the span of a fragile stack printed with oh so water damageable ink I do not read to have my reality handed Jhumpa Lahiri s excellent mastery and command of language are amazing She writes so effortlessly and enchantingly, in such a captivating manner and yet so matter of factly that her writing completely enthralls me Just look at one of my favorite passages so simple and beautiful Try to remember it always, he said once Gogol had reached him, leading him slowly back across the breakwater, to where his mother and Sonia stood waiting Remember that you and I made this journey together to a pl Jhumpa Lahiri s excellent mastery and command of language are amazing She writes so effortlessly and enchantingly, in such a captivating manner and yet so matter o Enjoyed reading about the Bengali culture, their traditions, envied their sense and closeness of family Ashima and Ashoke, an arranged marriage, moving to the USA where Ashoke is an engineer, trying to learn a different way of life, different language, so very difficult Ashima misses her family, and after giving birth to a son misses them evenThey name their son, Gogol, there is a reason for this name, a name he will come to disdain Eventually the family meets other Bengalis and they b Enjoyed reading about the Bengali culture, their traditions, envied their sense and closeness of family Ashima and Ashoke, an arranged marriage, moving to the USA where Ashoke is an engineer, trying to learn a different way of life, different language, so very difficult Ashima misses her family, and after giving birth to a son misses them evenThey name their son, Gogol, there is a reason for this name, a name he will come to disdain Eventually the family meets other Bengalis and they become family substitutes, celebrate important cultural milestones together.This novel gave me a new understanding of just how hard it is to assimilate into a new culture The first half of the book I remained emotionally unconnected to the characters, felt it wastel I thought of a better title An Indian Family Moves To America And Proceeds To Live One of these days a publishing house is going to snatch me up and make me Head of Titlings The Namesake is an expertly crafted, yet unfortunately dull slideshow It reads as if you were listening to someone do a documentary style narration over projected stillsclick A young Indian couple came from Calcutta to America click They started a family in Cambridge, Massachusetts click Et cetera click Things I thought of a better title An Indian Family Moves To America And Proceeds To Live One of these days a publishing house is going to snatch me up and make me Head of Titlings The Namesake is an expertly crafted, yet unfortunately dull slideshow It reads as if you were listening to someone do a documentary style narration over projected stillsclick A young Indian couple came from Calcutta to America click They started a family in Cambridge, Massachusetts click Et cetera click Things happen andthings happen, and some of it s interesting, but little of it is captivating The story lacks purpose, drive and offers up the tiniest morsel of tension Certainly life changing moments occur for the Ganguli family, but the reader is never given that certain something ne I read this book on several plane journeys and while hanging around several airports I m putting the emphasis on several because it took me a long time to read it even though I was in a hurry to finish I was in a hurry, not because it was a page turner but because I really needed to get to the end.And although I read it in relatively few days I still read it very very slowly There are a lot of words in this book I love words I can read words quite happily for hours as long as they don t c I read this book on several plane journeys and while hanging around several airports I m putting the emphasis on several because it took me a long time to read it even though I was in a hurry to finish I was in a hurry, not because it was a page turner but because I really needed to get to the end.And although I read it in relatively few days I still read it very very slowly There are a lot of words in this book I love words I can read words quite happily for hours as long as they don t come encased in boring reports or long winded articles I d be very poor at reading detailed accounts of real life happenings for a court case or an insurance settlement, for example I imagine my eyelids would droop and my attention would wander I m sure that in such a situation, I d jump at any opportunity to do something else instead So it was wise on my part to read this book on a journey, given that I was obliged to remain in my seat and do nothing other I liked the first 40 pages or so I was very interested in the scenes in India and the way the characters perceived the U.S after they moved But soon I found myself losing interest There were several problems One is that Lahiri s novelistic style feelslike summary this happened, then this, then this rather than a story I can experience through scenes The voice was flat, and this was exacerbated by the fact that it s written in present tense I never emotionally connected to these I liked the first 40 pages or so I was very interested in the scenes in India and the way the characters perceived the U.S after they moved But soon I found myself losing interest There were several problems One is that Lahiri s novelistic style feelslike summary this happened, then thi In 2000, Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for her story collection Interpreter of Maladies, becoming the first Indian to win the award In the last story, an engineering graduate student arrives in Cambridge from Calcutta, starting a life in a new country This story is the basis for The Namesake, Lahiri s first full length novel where she weaves together elements from her own life to paint a picture of the Indian immigrant experience in the United States Ashoke and Ashmina Ganguli, recentl In 2000, Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize Jhumpa Lahiri S Interpreter Of Maladies Established This Young Writer As One The Most Brilliant Of Her Generation Her Stories Are One Of The Very Few Debut Works And Only A Handful Of Collections To Have Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction Among The Many Other Awards And Honors It Received Were The New Yorker Debut Of The Year Award, The PEN Hemingway Award, And The Highest Critical Praise For Its Grace, Acuity, And Compassion In Detailing Lives Transported From India To America.In The Namesake, Lahiri Enriches The Themes That Made Her Collection An International Bestseller The Immigrant Experience, The Clash Of Cultures, The Conflicts Of Assimilation, And, Most Poignantly, The Tangled Ties Between Generations Here Again Lahiri Displays Her Deft Touch For The Perfect Detail The Fleeting Moment, The Turn Of Phrase That Opens Whole Worlds Of Emotion The Namesake 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 Lahiri 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. ☆ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, PDF / Epub ✩ Author Craig Russell – Mgiworx.co.uk The PEN Hemingway Award !!> PDF / Epub ☁ Jazz Age Stories ✍ Author F. 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