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Articles tagged the namesake

Wednesday, May 7 2008

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Lahiri often confuses size with scope, hoping that by making her stories long they will achieve some sort of literary heft.


Tuesday, November 27 2007

The Namesake

Whatever else you get out of this movie -- a give-take equation that depends largely on your willingness to follow Nair’s lead -- it’s worth watching for Tabu’s superlative turn alone, which would earn her an Oscar if there were any justice in the First World.


Wednesday, March 21 2007

Unbridled with Life: Interview with Mira Nair

With The Namesake, based on Jhumpa Lahiri's popular novel, Mira Nair has found an ideal subject -- a family full of complex characters who spend their lives traversing traditions and expectations.


Monday, March 12 2007

The Namesake (2006)

Attentive to surfaces as well as nuances, Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, is about legacies and responsibilities, ambitions and dislocations.


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