Elena Ferrante


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Elena Ferrante is a pseudonymous Italian novelist. Ferrante's books, originally published in Italian, have been translated into many languages. Her four-book series of Neapolitan Novels are her most widely known works. ...more

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Elena Ferrante: this is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me

Writing every Saturday has meant the permanent exposure of fragments of myself. But I am indebted to you, my readers

This exercise ends here: I gave myself a year, and the year is up. I had never done work like this, and I hesitated a good deal before trying it. I was afraid of the weekly deadline; I was afraid of having to write even if I didn’t feel like it; I was afraid of the need to publish wi

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“she was explaining to me that I had won nothing, that in the world there is nothing to win, that her life was full of varied and foolish adventures as much as mine, and that time simply slipped away without any meaning, and it was good just to see each other every so often to hear the mad sound of the brain of one echo in the mad sound of the brain of the other.”
Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name

“Each of us narrates our life as it suits us.”
Elena Ferrante, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

“Words: with them you can do and undo as you please.”
Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name

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