• The Clothing of Books

  • An Essay
  • By: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Narrated by: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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The Clothing of Books

By: Jhumpa Lahiri
Narrated by: Jhumpa Lahiri
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Publisher's summary

How do you clothe a book?

In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, "the covers become a part of me".

©2016 Jhumpa Lahiri (P)2016 Random House Audio