. 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.
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 Days of AbandonmentEuropa Editions #ad - 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.
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. La stampaa national bestseller for almost an entire year, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published.
The Days of Abandonment #ad - 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. 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.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's JourneyEuropa Editions #ad - 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. 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.
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 explains the joys and the struggles of writing, the anguish of composing a story only to discover that that story isn’t good enough.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey #ad - The result is a vibrant and intimate self-portrait of a writer at work. She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, impressions, with feminism, with the cities she has lived in, and with her childhood as a storehouse for memories, with motherhood, and fantasies. 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.
In these pages Ferrante answers many of her readers’ questions.
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.
. Celina is having a terrible night, misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant, feelings of abandonment and sadness, Minù, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, and dark dreams. 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.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book FourEuropa Editions #ad - 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. 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. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. 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. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples.
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. . Elena married, started a family, moved to Florence, and published several well-received books.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four #ad - Now an hbo series, book four 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, Elena Ferrante, 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.
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. 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. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book Three #ad - Now an hbo series, intense, 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, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time. Roxana robinson, the new york timesin the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila, have become women.
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.
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. Love, commitment, freedom, family, 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. 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.
The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two #ad - 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, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, intense, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Roxana robinson, the new york timesin the story of a new name, meanwhile, Lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. 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.
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book OneEuropa Editions #ad - A large, amiably peopled bildungsroman, captivating, ” 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.
Spectacular, ” says maureen Corrigan on NPR’s Fresh Air. Now an hbo series, 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, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, “one of the great novelists of our time.
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One #ad - Roxana robinson, and leaders, wives, ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, become women, the fiery and unforgettable Lila, as its protagonists, and the bookish narrator, Elena, mothers, The New York Times Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflictual friendship.
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, in turn, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, also transform the relationship between her protagonists.
An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends, ” writes Entertainment Weekly.
Incidental InventionsEuropa Editions #ad - 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.
Elena ferrante is the best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, now an HBO original series. For a full year, she wrote weekly articles, the subjects of which had been suggested by Guardian editors, making the writing process a sort of prolonged interlocution. 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.
Incidental Inventions #ad - With these words, elena Ferrante bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian newspaper. 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, and beautiful illustrations, and accompanied by Andrea Ucini’s intelligent, witty, this volume is a must for all curious readers.
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Boxed Set The Neapolitan Novels Boxed SetEuropa Editions #ad - Against the backdrop of a naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, Elena Ferrante tells the story of a sixty-year friendship between the brilliant and bookish Elena and the fiery, rebellious Lila with unmatched honesty and brilliance. 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.
. Nothing quite like this has ever been published before, ” proclaimed The Guardian about the Neapolitan novels in 2014.