Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante is a pseudonymous Italian novelist. Ferrante is the author of a half dozen novels, including The Lost Daughter (originally published as La figlia oscura, 2006). In 2012, Europa Editions began publication of English translations of Ferrante's "Neapolitan Novels", a series about two perceptive and intelligent girls from Naples who try to create lives for themselves within a violent and stultifying culture. Critics have praised her for her "devastating power as a novelist" and for a style that is "pleasingly rigorous and sharply forthright." Ferrante holds that "books, once they are written, have no need of their authors."10th March 2016, The Story of the Lost Child was longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International prize, celebrating the finest in global fiction translated to English.



Natalie Halehas quoted2 years ago
Although she was fragile in appearance, every prohibition lost substance in her presence.
Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted9 months ago
Lila sat down there, and I strolled around, pretending to go somewhere else
Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted3 months ago
She took a piece of chalk and wrote on the blackboard (now I don’t remember what, I didn’t yet know how to read: so I’m inventing the word) “sun.” Then she asked Lila:

“Cerullo, what is written there?”


b3625487635shared an impression6 months ago
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Ferrante deserves the Nobel

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    Buen libro, el tercero de la tetralogía. Terminé con sentimientos encontrados, coraje, sorpresa. Gran historia que no puedes dejar de leer.

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    Elena Ferrante
    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
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    My Brilliant Friend
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