Corriere della sera"ferrante dissects the personal microcosm so well, and with awesome lucidity and precision shows us the meanderings of a woman's mind, the suffering that accompanies being abandoned, and the awful rumbling of time passing. El mundo"elena ferrante has given us a startlingly beautiful novel of exceptional and bold strength.
The Days of Abandonment #ad - Il manifesto"severe and rigorously unsentimental, packed full of passages written with dizzying intensity at a rare and acute pitch. When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.
. It is the gripping story of a woman's descent into devastating emptiness after being abandoned by her husband with two young children to care for.
Troubling LoveEuropa Editions #ad - A deeply observed, excruciatingly blunt novel. The new yorker"the raging, tormented voice of the author is something rare. The new york timesfollowing her mother's untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family.
. A story about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them. A series of mysterious telephone calls leads her to compelling and disturbing revelations about her mother's final days. This stylish fiction from the author of The Days of Abandonment is set in a beguiling but often hostile Naples, whose chaotic, suffocating streets become one of the book's central motifs.
The Lost DaughterEuropa Editions #ad - Leda, a middle-aged divorce, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Elena ferrante will blow you away. Alice sebold, author of the lovely bonesfrom the author of The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter is Elena Ferrante's most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood yet.
Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's JourneyEuropa Editions #ad - She explains the joys and the struggles of writing, the anguish of composing a story only to discover that that story isn’t good enough. She talks about the challenge of finding concise answers to interview questions. She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, with feminism, impressions, with motherhood, with the cities she has lived in, and with her childhood as a storehouse for memories, and fantasies.
In these pages Ferrante answers many of her readers’ questions. Named one of the guardian's "best books of 2016"From the author of My Brilliant FriendThis book invites readers into Elena Ferrante’s workshop. She discusses her thoughts and concerns as her novels are being adapted into films. She addresses her choice to stand aside and let her books live autonomous lives.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey #ad - The result is a vibrant and intimate self-portrait of a writer at work. Consisting of over 20 years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book FourEuropa Editions #ad - She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Now an hbo series, book four in the new york times bestselling neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, Elena Ferrante, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, intense, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Roxana robinson, the brilliant, the New York Times Here is the dazzling saga of two women, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. In this book, life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four #ad - Through it all, the women’s friendship, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up. With the neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.
. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief.
The Beach at NightEuropa Editions #ad - But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises. Accompanied by the oneiric illustrations of Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night is a story for all of Ferrante's many ardent fans. Named one of the guardian's "best books of 2016"from the author of My Brilliant FriendElena Ferrante returns to a story that animated the novel she considers to be a turning point in her development as a a writer: The Lost Daughter.
Celina is having a terrible night, misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant, Minù, feelings of abandonment and sadness, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, and dark dreams. But this time the tale takes the form of a children's fable told from the point of view of the lost stolen! doll, Celina.
TiesEuropa Editions #ad - Yet it has survived intact. Or so things appear. The rupture in their marriage lies years in the past, but if one looks closely enough, the fissures and fault lines are evident. Domenico starnone’s thirteenth work of fiction is a powerful short novel about relationships, love, family, and the ineluctable consequences of one’s actions.
Like many marriages, vanda and Aldo’s has been subject to strain, attrition, and the burden of routine. A new york times notable book of the yeara sunday times and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearWinner of the 2015 Bridge Prize for Best Novel Italy, 1970s. The leanest, most understated and emotionally powerful novel by Domenico Starnone.
Ties #ad - The new york Times. Or perhaps it has already shattered, and nobody is willing to acknowledge the fact. It is a cracked vase that may shatter at the slightest touch. Known as a consummate stylist and beloved as a talented storyteller, Domenico Starnone is the winner of Italy’s most prestigious literary award, the Strega.
The strega award–winning italian author’s “scalding and incisive” novel of marriage and family bonds that come undone in the wake of an affair Library Journal, starred review.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book ThreeEuropa Editions #ad - Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond. Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. With the neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.
They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book Three #ad - Elena has left the neighborhood, and published a successful novel, earned her college degree, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Now an hbo series, intense, book three in the new york times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, Elena Ferrante, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Roxana robinson, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, The New York TimesIn the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, Elena and Lila, have become women.
The Lying Life of AdultsEuropa Editions #ad - She moves between these two cities, whether high or low, disoriented by the fact that, the city seems to offer no answer and no escape. A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the beloved best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend. Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent.
. But is she seeing things as they really are? into which mirror must she look to find herself and save herself?She is searching for a new face in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, and the Naples of the depths, which assumes a mask of refinement, which professes to be a place of excess and vulgarity.
The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book TwoEuropa Editions #ad - With the neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come. Now an hbo series, elena ferrante, and generous-hearted family epic by italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, the follow-up to My Brilliant Friend in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Roxana robinson, lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, The New York TimesIn The Story of a New Name, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, commitment, freedom, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories.
The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two #ad - Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life's challenges. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. In these neapolitan novels, elena ferrante, the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging.
Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers.
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book OneEuropa Editions #ad - With my brilliant friend she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come. Spectacular, ” says maureen Corrigan on NPR’s Fresh Air. Now an hbo series, and generous-hearted family epic by italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, intense, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Roxana robinson, the fiery and unforgettable lila, and the bookish narrator, wives, ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, and leaders, The New York Times Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, mothers, become women, Elena, as its protagonists, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflictual friendship.
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One #ad - A large, captivating, amiably peopled bildungsroman, ” writes James Wood in The New YorkerFerrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. Book one in the series follows Lila and Elena from their first fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence. Through the lives of these two women, ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, a city, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists.
An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends, ” writes Entertainment Weekly.