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The Days of Abandonment (Ferrante)

I seem to be continuing my series of books about abandoned women. I’d heard Ferrante’s name floating around enough that I became intrigued. I decided to try a stand alone book first before I thought about embarking on her Neapolitan novels. 127 more words


WIT month My lack of #Ferrantefever

Well I decide today to go back and reread the first and second of what is now a quartet of books by the mysterious Italian writer Elena Ferrante , yes reread as I read the first book in the set around the time it came out as I was sent the proof , but for me it was ok , I frankly didn’t get the hype from others (although always weary of hype ).Now was it fact that I maybe read it at the wrong time ? 190 more words


Elena Ferrante: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

With less than a month to go before the release of Elena Ferrante’s final Neapolitan novel, the Turnaround Marketing team offer up their thoughts on the penultimate book. 1,959 more words

Ferrante Fever

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


Elena Ferrante: On The Story of a New Name

In last month’s blog post, we wrote about how obsessed we are with Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend. How there were near-fights over potential spoilers. 1,824 more words

Ferrante Fever

'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