Her Neapolitan quartet...compulsive reading impossible to put down!
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Women on the Verge
Elena Ferrante, or “Elena Ferrante,” is one of Italy’s best-known least-known contemporary writers. She is the author of several remarkable, lucid, austerely honest novels, the most celebrated of which is “The Days of Abandonment,” published in Italy in 2002. Compared with Ferrante, Thomas Pynchon is a publicity profligate. It’s assumed that Elena Ferrante is not the author’s real name. In the past twenty years or so, though, she has provided written answers to journalists’ questions, and a ...
Elena Ferrante Is a New Breed of Literary Girl-Crush
Before the Italian novelist known as Elena Ferrante’s first book, Troubling Love, came out in 1991, she told her publisher she would do no public appearances, accept no awards, and submit only to the minimum interviews, in writing. “I believe that books, once they are written, have no need of their authors,” she wrote at the time.
Elena Ferrante: the global literary sensation nobody knows
She shuns publicity and her identity is a mystery. Yet, as the last in her acclaimed series of novels about two friends in Naples is published, Elena Ferrante’s reputation is soaring, with Zadie Smith, James Wood and Jhumpa Lahiri among her fans. Meghan O’Rourke on a literary mystery
Elena Ferrante's Naples quartet – books podcast
As the mysterious Italian author Elena Ferrante publishes the final instalment of her Naples quartet in English, we go in search of a literary phenomenon. What's all the fuss about Elena Ferrante? As the final volume of her Naples quartet arrives in the bookshops we set off on the trail of the pseudonymous Italian author. We quiz her publisher, Daniela Petracco of Europa Editions, about her identity and the history of a publishing phenomenon, we listen in to a reading from the novel...