Book Name:- The Clothing of Books
Author Name:- Jhumpa Lahir
How do we judge a book cover?
Are book covers like the clothing that we choose to wear?
What do they say about us?
What is it like to have your clothing selected for you?
These are the questions at the heart of this thoughtful meditation on the art of the book jacket, from acclaimed, bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri. Exploring her relationship with covers–both as a reader and as a writer. Lahiri probes the complex relationship between text and image, art and commerce, author and designer. From her lasting affection for the specific editions of classic works she read in college to the shock of seeing one of her own jackets unfaithfully adorning a different book, Lahiri analyzes what jackets mean to her, what happens when they don’t seem right and how, sometimes, ‘the covers become a part of me and I identify with them.
About the Author:- Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri is the bestselling author of five books including The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, Interpreter of Maladies, The Lowland and In Other Words. She has received many awards, including the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Premio Gregor von Rezzori and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.