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 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, 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, the potential loss of her own identity, she is forced to confront her ghosts, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.
The Lost DaughterEuropa Editions #ad - 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. 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.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's JourneyEuropa Editions #ad - She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, with the cities she has lived in, with motherhood, with feminism, and with her childhood as a storehouse for memories, impressions, and fantasies. In these pages Ferrante answers many of her readers’ questions. 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.
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. She addresses her choice to stand aside and let her books live autonomous lives. She talks about the challenge of finding concise answers to interview questions.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey #ad - 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, and interviews, reflections, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing.
. The result is a vibrant and intimate self-portrait of a writer at work. She discusses her thoughts and concerns as her novels are being adapted into films.
The Beach at NightEuropa Editions #ad - Celina is having a terrible night, minù, misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, feelings of abandonment and sadness, and dark dreams. 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. 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.
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. In this book, life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. 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.
Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. 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. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four #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, 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, intense, Elena Ferrante, “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. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved.
Incidental InventionsEuropa Editions #ad - . 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, and beautiful illustrations, witty, and accompanied by Andrea Ucini’s intelligent, the acclaimed translator of Ferrante’s novels, this volume is a must for all curious readers.
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.
Incidental Inventions #ad - This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me. Elena ferrante is the best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, now an HBO original series. 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.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book ThreeEuropa Editions #ad - Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. 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.
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. 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.
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. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond. Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. Now an hbo series, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, intense, book three in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Roxana robinson, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila, The New York TimesIn the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, have become women.
Morning SeaOneworld Publications #ad - Meanwhile, in sicily, vito wanders the desolate beaches recalling his mother’s stories of her idyllic childhood in Libya. When the water is safer than the land as Gaddafi clings to power in Libya, Farid and his mother Jamila chance their luck on the hazardous crossing to Sicily. But as they hunker down in a trafficker’s battered old boat, the vastness of the Mediterranean begins to dawn.
. Moving back and forth between the continents, this deeply moving portrait focuses on two families and one stretch of water, lyrical language, captures perfectly the dark, and in terse, uncertain quality of our times. She has never forgotten – nor forgiven – the forces that tore her from her childhood love, a young Arab boy whose fate was very different from her own.
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. 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.
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.
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, 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, Elena Ferrante, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, intense, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Roxana robinson, the new york timesin the story of a new name, lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. 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.
The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two #ad - Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. Love, freedom, family, commitment, jealousy, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. 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.