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. 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. 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.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey #ad - . She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, impressions, with the cities she has lived in, and with her childhood as a storehouse for memories, with motherhood, with feminism, and fantasies. She addresses her choice to stand aside and let her books live autonomous lives.
Troubling LoveEuropa Editions #ad - 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.
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.
Troubling Love #ad - A story about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them.
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. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity.
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.
The Days of AbandonmentEuropa Editions #ad - Ferrante is at her best when her writing holds tight to those nagging, niggling obsessions that make up our mental landscapes. La stampaa national bestseller for almost an entire year, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published. 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.
She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years. Corriere della sera"ferrante dissects the personal microcosm so well, the suffering that accompanies being abandoned, and with awesome lucidity and precision shows us the meanderings of a woman's mind, 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.
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. 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.
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, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, feelings of abandonment and sadness, and dark dreams.
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. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. 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. . Now an hbo series, intense, elena ferrante, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, book four in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, “one of the great novelists of our time.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four #ad - Roxana robinson, the brilliant, the New York Times Here is the dazzling saga of two women, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief. Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers.
Elena married, started a family, moved to Florence, and published several well-received books. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. In this book, life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered.
Incidental InventionsEuropa Editions #ad - For a full year, the subjects of which had been suggested by Guardian editors, she wrote weekly articles, making the writing process a sort of prolonged interlocution. The subjects ranged from first love to climate change, from enmity among women to the experience of seeing her novels adapted for film and TV.
Translated by ann goldstein, the acclaimed translator of Ferrante’s novels, witty, and accompanied by Andrea Ucini’s intelligent, and beautiful illustrations, this volume is a must for all curious readers. Elena ferrante is the best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, now an HBO original series.
Incidental Inventions #ad - I have written as an author of novels, taking on matters that are important to me and that—if I have the will and the time—I’d like to develop within real narrative mechanisms. With these words, elena Ferrante bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian newspaper. Collected here for the first time are the seeds of future novels, the timely reflections of this internationally beloved storyteller, the abiding preoccupations of a writer who has been called “one of the great novelists of our time” New York Times.
This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book ThreeEuropa 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. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission.
Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond. Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book Three #ad - They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Now an hbo series, elena ferrante, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, book three in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Roxana robinson, elena and lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, The New York TimesIn the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, have become women. 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.
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. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena.
. In these neapolitan novels, the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging. Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. 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.
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.
The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two #ad - Roxana robinson, lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, The New York TimesIn The Story of a New Name, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, freedom, family, commitment, jealousy, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories.
The Lying Life of AdultsEuropa Editions #ad - 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. She moves between these two cities, disoriented by the fact that, whether high or low, the city seems to offer no answer and no escape.
. 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, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, which professes to be a place of excess and vulgarity.
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book OneEuropa Editions #ad - A large, captivating, amiably peopled bildungsroman, ” writes James Wood in The New YorkerFerrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. 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.
Now an hbo series, and generous-hearted family epic by italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, intense, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, “one of the great novelists of our time. Roxana robinson, the fiery and unforgettable lila, as its protagonists, the new york times Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, mothers, become women, and the bookish narrator, Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, wives, and leaders, Elena, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflictual friendship.
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One #ad - 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, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, a city, in turn, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, also transform the relationship between her protagonists.
An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends, ” writes Entertainment Weekly. Spectacular, ” says maureen Corrigan on NPR’s Fresh Air.