The Namesake (Anglais) Broché – 4 juillet 2004
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"Splendid." Time Magazine
"Hugely appealing." People Magazine
"What sets Lahiri apart is simple yet richly detailed writing that makes the heart ache as she meticulously unfolds the lives of her characters." USA Today
A Best Book of the Year: New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, San Jose Mercury News.
New York Magazine Book of the Year
"An exquisitely detailed family saga...More than fulfills the promise of Lahiri's Pulitzer-winning collection." Entertainment Weekly
Présentation de l'éditeur
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.--Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
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It has got all the ingredients of conflict in a person's soul, conflict in a family and conflict in a community trying to stick together in another land. In this novel, the conflict in culture between Eastern vs. Western, The Old World vs. The New World, Father vs. Son is brilliant exposed. I could easily relate to the story as someone who is caught in the same situation himself. I was certainly disappointed by certain parts of the story, but on the whole it was marvelous. I was impressed by the positive reaction to it.
The characters are marvelously depicted and made to interact with so much fluidity, tenderness and love. The setting involving India and the USA is genuine. Brilliantly told, Namesake vividly brought out a clash of two cultures and of a boy realizing his father's life. In the end, we come to understand the enormous prize immigrants pay as they abandon their ethnic or national identities in their quests to be accepted in their new countries.
Also recommended: DISCIPLES OF FORTUNE, FATHERS AND SONS
You can see a story of culture differences within a family, as well as its effect on the son Gogol. But there is more to the namesake, which is a very discreet protest of the countries who shamelessly ignore everything of the human beings they shelter.
In that sense the United States are no exception. I think readers with immigrant roots will see even more than I did in this book.
I personally didn't have the slightes idea of what West Bengal is, which happens to be Ashoke's and Ashima's -the parents- mother countries. So reading the namesake was just a way to open my eyes on a different culture. My advise: READ IT.
En bref, un roman subtil et agréable.
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When I started reading this book , I wish I had not started this book for one reason that It is very much my life as a immigrant. Lire la suitePublié il y a 12 mois par kiruthiga
i don't generally read from this style or genre, but decided to broaden my horizons. very good book. Lire la suitePublié il y a 21 mois par Amazon Customer
Ce livre est assez lent sans beaucoup d'action. ll S'agit de l'histoire d'une famille et en résumé de l'importance de ses racines. Lire la suitePublié le 16 décembre 2013 par Katouwe