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Unaccustomed Earth


❶Lahiri's stories, unfortunately, simply reinforce a series of platitudes about marriage and death and grief. I automatically gave low marks when a student used the dreadful phrase "sincere and simple" - "Flaubert writes with a style which is always simple and sincere" - under the impression that this was the greatest compliment payable to prose or poetry.

Unaccustomed Earth

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The eight stories in Unaccustomed Earth fall into two groups. The first five share only themes; the characters and settings are independent of one another. The last three can be read independently.

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Summary and reviews of Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, plus links to a book excerpt from Unaccustomed Earth and author biography of Jhumpa Lahiri. The Unaccustomed Earth Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.

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Find all available study guides and summaries for Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. If there is a SparkNotes, Shmoop, or Cliff Notes guide, we will have it listed here. Unaccustomed Earth is the second short story collection by critically acclaimed Bengali-American author Jhumpa Lahiri. Published in , it debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list.