The four books in this novel cycle constitute a long, ” which readers will return to again and again, remarkable story, one that Vogue described as “gutsy and compulsively readable, and each return will bring with it new revelations. .
The Lost DaughterEuropa Editions #ad - Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity. 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.
Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence.
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. Now an hbo series, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, 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, wives, and leaders, become women, ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, The New York Times Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, and the bookish narrator, mothers, as its protagonists, Elena, the fiery and unforgettable Lila, 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, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, 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. A large, amiably peopled bildungsroman, captivating, ” writes James Wood in The New YorkerFerrante is one of the world’s great storytellers.
The Days of AbandonmentEuropa Editions #ad - 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. 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. Il manifesto"severe and rigorously unsentimental, packed full of passages written with dizzying intensity at a rare and acute pitch. Ferrante is at her best when her writing holds tight to those nagging, niggling obsessions that make up our mental landscapes.
The Days of Abandonment #ad - 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.
L'amica geniale Italian EditionEdizioni e/o #ad - La storia si dipana nei volumi successivi, per raccontarci la giovinezza, la maturità, la vecchiaia incipiente delle due amiche. Godiamoci dunque anche questo altro tratto, tra le tante amarezze di oggi, l’attesa del seguito, la speranza, che è costitutivo del vero lettore: il piacere assaporato e poi dilazionato, di un po’ di dolce nel prossimo futuro.
Buona lettura, Gli editori. E infatti non finisce. Narra poi gli effetti dei cambiamenti che investono il rione, l’Italia, in più di un cinquantennio, Napoli, trasformando le amiche e il loro legame. O, porta compiutamente a termine in questo primo romanzo la narrazione dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza di Lila e di Elena, per dire meglio, ma ci lascia sulla soglia di nuovi grandi mutamenti che stanno per sconvolgere le loro vite e il loro intensissimo rapporto.
L'amica geniale Italian Edition #ad - E tutto ciò precipita nella pagina con l’andamento delle grandi narrazioni popolari, rovesciando di continuo situazioni, profonde e lievi, sommando evento a evento senza tregua, dense e insieme veloci, svelando fondi segreti dei personaggi, ma con la profondità e la potenza di voce a cui l’autrice ci ha abituati.
. Non vogliamo dirvi altro per non guastare il piacere della lettura. Dicevamo che l’amica geniale appartiene a quel genere di libro che si vorrebbe non finisse mai. L’amica geniale - volume primoCare lettrici, cari lettori, provate a leggere questo libro e vorrete che non finisca mai.
The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book TwoEuropa Editions #ad - 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. Love, jealousy, commitment, family, freedom, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories.
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. Now an hbo series, and generous-hearted family epic by italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book FourEuropa Editions #ad - Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. Elena married, started a family, moved to Florence, and published several well-received books. 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.
. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Through it all, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, the women’s friendship, remains the gravitational center of their lives. 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. 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.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four #ad - Now an hbo series, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, intense, book four 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 new york times Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila.
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 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.
Troubling Love #ad - A story about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book ThreeEuropa Editions #ad - 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. 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.
. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. 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.
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, elena ferrante, intense, book three in the new york Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book Three #ad - Roxana robinson, the new york timesin the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission.
Incidental InventionsEuropa Editions #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. 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, the acclaimed translator of Ferrante’s novels, and accompanied by Andrea Ucini’s intelligent, this volume is a must for all curious readers.
Incidental Inventions #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. Elena ferrante is the best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, now an HBO original series.