When Obama read Jhumpa Lahiri
January 17, 2017  14:26
... He points out, for instance, that the fiction of Junot Daz and Jhumpa Lahiri speaks "to a very particular contemporary immigration experience,' but at the same time tell stories about "longing for this better place but also feeling displaced" --  a theme central to much of American literature, and not unlike books by Philip Roth and Saul Bellow that are "steeped with this sense of being an outsider, longing to get in, not sure what you're giving up."

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