The Clothing of Books

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jhumpa Lahiri

Narrated By: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: November 2016

Duration: 0 hours 59 minutes


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.”


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