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My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

It seems that the successes of word of mouth recommendations are still alive and well if we look at Elena Ferrante. Her publishers have not spent lavish amounts on publicising her, in fact no one knows who she is as she likes to keep herself a secret somewhere in Italy (though she could be in Brazil or Bognor for all we know). 1,321 more words


My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, Book One)

The Short Version: On the outskirts of Naples in the late 1950s, a young girl named Elena becomes best friends with a young girl named Lila. 912 more words


'Hollow Heart' by Viola Di Grado (Review)

Italian?  Yep.
Female?  Uh-huh.
Published by Europa Editions?  That’s right.
Frantic, sweeping, emotion-laden writing?  Correct.
New book out in English in 2015?  Absolutely.
Elena Ferrante… 1,065 more words


Two Europa Editions titles by Wendy Jones

I enjoy my weekly shift on the circulation desk, because I check in dozens of books and get a good sense of what my library community is reading. 601 more words

The Brotherhood of Book Hunters - Raphaël Jersualmy

Ballad of the Hanged Men by François Villon , (translated by Richard Wilbur)

O brother men who after us remain,
Do not look coldly on the scene you view, 801 more words


May 2, 2015: Reading Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

This is the third in the Neapolitan novels.  So far, it’s going more slowly for me than the first two in the series, but that could well be because it’s May — one more month of school, and brain dead time. 132 more words

World Noir's tribute to international crime fiction

New York publisher Europa Editions features in its World Noir series important works of international crime fiction. Many of the books are translations,  such as (from the French),   Philippe Georget’s… 49 more words