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My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One: Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein: 9781609450786: Amazon.com: Books

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from Jezebel

Author Elena Ferrante: 'I Am A Passionate Reader of Feminist Thought'

Maybe you've been busy finishing the Italian author's Neapolitan novels, maybe you've been watching hydraulic press videos, whatever it is, we don't blame you for maybe missing out on this week's big literary kerfuffle. We're here to explain it.

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The Author: Mona Simpson Her Recommendation: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante "I've just read Elena Ferrante's novel My Brilliant Friend, which is about two girls in an impoverished neighborhood of Naples, trying to climb out of the cycles of brutality (all their fathers beat and bruise their mothers) by becoming great students. There's a fairy-tale quality to the premise itself: ...

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from the Guardian

Elena Ferrante: ‘I believe that books, once written, have no need of their authors’

Elena Ferrante: ‘I believe that books, once written, have no need of their authors’ | Books | The Guardian

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I loved this novel. Go get it. You won't be disappointed - Soul Sisters: Italian Novelist Elena Ferrante's Mesmerizing Latest, My Brilliant Friend - Culture - Vogue

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"Ogni scelta ha la sua storia. Tanti momenti della nostra esistenza se ne stanno compressi in un angolo aspettando uno sbocco e alla fine lo sbocco arriva." -Storia di chi fugge e di chi resta - Elena ferrante

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