The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongues

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The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongues - Lesser, Wendy (Editor)

Bharati Mukherjee describes how her family was driven out of her Bengal hometown by the Hindu-Muslim riots of 1946, and how the experience made the Bangla language all the more important to them, ultimately leaving its mark on her English-language storytelling style. Amy Tan tells of her frustration with simplistic cultural comparisons between ... Read More

The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongues 2005, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781400033232

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The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongues 2004, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375422386

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