Die Geschichte eines neuen Namens

Die Geschichte eines neuen Namens Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9783518757970
Release 2017-01-06
Pages 623
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Lila und Elena sind sechzehn Jahre alt, und sie sind verzweifelt. Lila hat noch am Tage ihrer Hochzeit erfahren, dass ihr Mann sie hintergeht – er macht Geschäfte mit den allseits verhassten Solara-Brüdern, den lokalen Camorristi. Für Lila, arm geboren und durch die Ehe schlagartig zu Geld und Ansehen gekommen, brechen leidvolle Zeiten an. Elena hingegen verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in einen jungen Studenten, doch der scheint nur mit ihren Gefühlen zu spielen. Sie ist eine regelrechte Vorzeigeschülerin geworden, muss aber feststellen, dass das, was sie sich mühsam erarbeitet hat, in ihrer neapolitanischen Welt kaum etwas gilt. Trotz all dieser Widrigkeiten beharren Lila und Elena immer weiter darauf, ihr Leben selbst zu bestimmen, auch wenn der Preis, den sie dafür zahlen müssen, bisweilen brutal ist. Woran die beiden jungen Frauen sich festhalten, ist ihre Freundschaft. Aber können sie einander wirklich vertrauen? Elena Ferrante hat einen Weltbestseller geschrieben. Ein Gipfelwerk der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Und einen Roman, den man erschüttert und begeistert liest!



Die Geschichte eines neuen Namens

Die Geschichte eines neuen Namens Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 3518425749
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 624
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The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781609451479
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 480
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Book Two in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet In 2012, Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend introduced readers to the unforgettable Elena and Lila, whose lifelong friendship provides the backbone for the Neapolitan Novels. The Story of a New Name is the second book in this series. With these books, which the New Yorker's James Wood described as "large, captivating, amiably peopled...a beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal," Ferrante proves herself to be one of Italy's most accomplished storytellers. She writes vividly about a specific neighborhood of Naples from the late-1950s through to the current day and about two remarkable young women who are very much the products of that place and time. Yet in doing so she has created a world in which readers will recognize themselves and has drawn a marvelously nuanced portrait of friendship. In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life's challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging.



Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege

Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9783518767979
Release 2017-08-28
Pages 450
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Es sind die turbulenten siebziger Jahre und die beiden inzwischen erwachsene Frauen. Lila ist Mutter geworden und hat sich befreit und alles hingeworfen – den Wohlstand, ihre Ehe, ihren neuen Namen – und arbeitet unter entwürdigenden Bedingungen in einer Fabrik. Elena hat ihr altes neapolitanisches Viertel hinter sich gelassen, das Studium beendet und ihren ersten Roman veröffentlicht. Als sie in eine angesehene norditalienische Familie einheiratet und ihrerseits ein Kind bekommt, hält sie ihren gesellschaftlichen Aufstieg für vollendet. Doch schon bald muss sie feststellen, dass sie ständig an Grenzen gerät. Ganze Welten trennen die Freundinnen, doch gerade in diesen schwierigen Jahren sind sie füreinander da, die Nähe, die sie verbindet, scheint unverbrüchlich. Würde da nur nicht die langjährige Konkurrenz um einen bestimmten Mann immer deutlicher zutage treten.



Meine geniale Freundin

Meine geniale Freundin Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9783518747971
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 422
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Sie könnten unterschiedlicher kaum sein und sind doch unzertrennlich, Lila und Elena, schon als junge Mädchen beste Freundinnen. Und sie werden es ihr ganzes Leben lang bleiben, über sechs Jahrzehnte hinweg, bis die eine spurlos verschwindet und die andere auf alles Gemeinsame zurückblickt, um hinter das Rätsel dieses Verschwindens zu kommen. Im Neapel der fünfziger Jahre wachsen sie auf, in einem armen, überbordenden, volkstümlichen Viertel, derbes Fluchen auf den Straßen, Familien, die sich seit Generationen befehden, das Silvesterfeuerwerk artet in eine Schießerei aus. Hier gehen sie in die Schule, die unangepasste, draufgängerische Schustertochter Lila und die schüchterne, beflissene Elena, Tochter eines Pförtners, beide darum wetteifernd, besser zu sein als die andere. Bis Lilas Vater seine noch junge Tochter zwingt, dauerhaft in der Schusterei mitzuarbeiten, und Elena mit dem bohrenden Verdacht zurückbleibt, eine Gelegenheit zu nutzen, die eigentlich ihrer Freundin zugestanden hätte. Ihre Wege trennen sich, die eine geht fort und studiert und wird Schriftstellerin, die andere wird Neapel nie verlassen, und trotzdem bleiben Elena und Lila sich nahe, sie begleiten einander durch erste Liebesaffären, Ehen, die Erfahrung von Mutterschaft, durch Jahre der Arbeit und Episoden politischer Bewusstwerdung, zwei eigensinnige, unnachgiebige Frauen, die sich nicht zuletzt gegen die Zumutungen einer brutalen, von Männern beherrschten Welt behaupten müssen. Sie bleiben einander nahe, aber es ist stets eine zwiespältige Nähe: aus Befremden und Zuneigung, aus Rivalität und Innigkeit, aus Missgunst und etwas, das größer und stiller ist als Lieben. Liegt hier das Geheimnis von Lilas Verschwinden? Elena Ferrante hat ein literarisches Meisterwerk von unermesslicher Strahlkraft geschrieben, ein von hinreißenden Figuren bevölkertes Sittengemälde und ein zupackend aufrichtiges Epos – über die rettende und zerstörerische, die weltverändernde Kraft einer Freundschaft, die ein ganzes langes Leben währt.



Die Geschichte des verlorenen Kindes

Die Geschichte des verlorenen Kindes Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9783518777978
Release 2018-02-04
Pages 610
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Elena ist schließlich doch nach Neapel zurückgekehrt, aus Liebe. Die beste Entscheidung ihres ganzen Lebens, glaubt sie, doch als sich ihr nach und nach die ganze Wahrheit über den geliebten Mann offenbart, fällt sie ins Bodenlose. Lila, die ihren Schicksalsort nie verlassen hat, ist eine erfolgreiche Unternehmerin geworden, aber dieser Erfolg kommt sie teuer zu stehen. Denn sie gerät zusehends in die grausame, chauvinistische Welt des verbrecherischen Neapels, eine Welt, die sie Zeit ihres Lebens verabscheut und bekämpft hat. Bei allen Verwerfungen und Rivalitäten, die ihre lange gemeinsamen Geschichte prägen – Lila und Elena halten einander die Treue, und fast scheint das Glück eine späte Möglichkeit. Aber beide haben sie übersehen, dass ihre hartnäckigsten Verehrer im Lauf der Jahre zu erbitterten Feinden geworden sind.



The Story of a New Name OUT OF PRINT

The Story of a New Name   OUT OF PRINT Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 1922147680
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 384
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The Story of a New Name is an extraordinary novel about two young women, Lila and Elena, growing up in Naples in the early 1960s. At sixteen Lila marries the shopkeeper Stefano. She is filled with pleasure at her new wealth, and horror at the life she has chosen. Elena's own attempts at romance seem to be sabotaged by Lila's turbulent affairs. As she tries to plot her way out of poverty via academic and literary success, her constant anxiety is that she is just a shadow of the brilliant Lila. The sequel to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the enthralling chronicle of a friendship that is obsessive, loving, complicated, hurtful, enduring and constantly startling. It is an exhilarating reading experience.



The Story of the Lost Child

The Story of the Lost Child Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781609452964
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 480
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Book Four in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet “Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Its author was dubbed “one of the great novelists of our time” by the New York Times Book Review. This fourth and final installment in the series raises the bar even higher and indeed confirms Elena Ferrante as one of the world’s best living storytellers. Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. In this book, both are adults; life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women’s friendship, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up—a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief. For Lila is unstoppable, unmanageable, unforgettable! Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty. Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship. The four volumes in this series constitute a long remarkable story that readers will return to again and again, and, like Elena and Lila themselves, every return will bring with it new discoveries.



The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Boxed Set

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Boxed Set Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781609453282
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 1680
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“Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian about the Neapolitan novels in 2014. Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, Elena Ferrante tells the story of a sixty-year friendship between the brilliant and bookish Elena and the fiery, rebellious Lila with unmatched honesty and brilliance. The four books in this novel cycle constitute a long, remarkable story, one that Vogue described as “gutsy and compulsively readable,” which readers will return to again and again, and each return will bring with it new revelations.



My Brilliant Friend Gift Edition

My Brilliant Friend  Gift Edition Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 1925498077
Release 2016-11-28
Pages 336
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A hardback gift edition of the global literary sensation. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. They learn to rely on each other and discover that their destinies are bound up in the intensity of their relationship. Elena Ferrante’s piercingly honest portrait of two girls’ path into womanhood is also the story of a nation and a meditation on the nature of friendship itself. My Brilliant Friend is a modern masterpiece, the work of one of Italy’s great storytellers.



My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781922148513
Release 2013-07-24
Pages 336
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My Brilliant Friend is a ravishing, wonderfully written novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime. The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, sometimes to their own detriment, as each discovers more about who she is and suffers or delights in the throes of their intense friendship. There is a piercing honesty about Ferrante's prose that makes My Brilliant Friend a compulsively readable portrait of two young women, and also the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country. Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and the quartet of Neapolitan Novels: My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. Fragments, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings by Ferrante, will be published in early 2016. She is one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors. ‘The best thing I’ve read this year, far and away...She puts most other writing at the moment in the shade.’ Richard Flanagan ‘Ferrante tackles girlhood and friendship with amazing force.’ Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante—the Jane Austen of Italy.’ Jeffrey Archer 'Gutsy and compulsively readable...One of the more nuanced portraits of feminine friendship in recent memory...Ferrante wisely balances her memoir-like emotional authenticity with a wry sociological understanding of a society on the verge of dramatic change.' Vogue (US) 'Her novels are intensely, violently personal, and because of this they seem to dangle bristling key chains of confession before the unsuspecting reader...[A] beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal.' James Wood, New Yorker 'Cinematic in the density of its detail.' Times Literary Supplement 'Elena Ferrante will blow you away.' Alice Sebold 'Ferrante's fictions are fierce, unsentimental glimpses at the way a woman is constantly under threat, her identity submerged in marriage, eclipsed by motherhood, mythologised by desire. Imagine if Jane Austen got angry and you'll have some idea of how explosive these works are.' Weekend Australian 'My Brilliant Friend is an engaging read, well translated from Italian, giving a vivid account of life in a poor suburb of Naples in the late 1950s...There is a lot more to find out about this interesting pair.' Otago Daily Times 'The first two Neapolitan novels [My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name]...move far from contrivance, logic or respectability to ask uncomfortable questions about how we live, how we love, how we singe an existence in a deeply flawed world that expects pretty acquiescence from its women. In all their beauty, their ugliness, their devotion and deceit, these girls enchant and repulse, like life, like our very selves.' Sydney Morning Herald 'If you haven't read Elena Ferrante, it's like not having read Flaubert in 1856...Incontrovertibly brilliant.' Anne Meadows, editor of Granta 'The Neapolitan novels are smart, thoughtful, serious literature. At the same time, they are violent, suspenseful soap operas populated with a vivid cast of scheming characters...Ferrante’s novels are deeply personal and intimate, getting to the very heart of what it means to be a woman, a friend, a daughter, a mother.’ Debrief Daily ‘Once I succumbed, I was hooked. Ferrante has a gift for drawing out the complexities of human relationships.’ The Blurb



Un mal nombre The Story of a New Name

Un mal nombre   The Story of a New Name Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 1941999735
Release 2016-02-02
Pages 560
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Ella es una mujer hermosa, alocada, y se llama Lila. Es la misma niña que conocimos en La amiga estupenda, el primer tomo de esta espléndida saga, y ahora, recién cumplidos los dieciséis años, acaba de casarse con un hombre al que desprecia. La otra, que escucha, la sigue y sin querer la imita, es Lenù, una alumna brillante, empeñada en aprender de los libros todo aquello que Lila aprende de la vida a secas. Así, en este rebote de sensaciones, se desarrolla una amistad muy peculiar, una relación donde la complicidad es ley. Basta una mirada de Lila para que Lenù entienda qué pasa realmente en el dormitorio de su amiga. Basta una sonrisa para descubrir qué se esconde tras esos vestidos caros que se acoplan al cuerpo de Lila como un guante y provocan a los hombres del barrio. Basta un gesto para que Lenù sepa que Lila va a cometer una locura y nadie será capaz de detenerla. Nápoles, la ciudad que las ha visto crecer, es el escenario de esta comedia que tiene la fuerza de un drama y se quedará entre nosotros como una de las obras maestras de la literatura del siglo XXI. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The second book, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the cruel price that this passage exacts.



Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781922182371
Release 2014-09-08
Pages 320
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Since the publication of the acclaimed My Brilliant Friend and The Story of A New Name, Elena Ferrante’s reputation has grown enormously. Her novels about the friendship between Lila and Elena, about the mysteries of human relationships, are utterly compelling. In Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the two protagonists are now in their thirties. Lila, married at sixteen, has left her husband and the comforts of her marriage, and has now joined the workforce. Elena has left the neighbourhood in Naples, been to university, and published a successful novel, all of which has brought her into a wealthier, more cultured world. Both women are seizing opportunities to flee a life of poverty, ignorance and submission. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by an unbreakable bond. Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and the quartet of Neapolitan Novels: My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. Fragments, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings by Ferrante, will be published in early 2016. She is one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors. Ann Goldstein is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. ‘[Ferrante’s] charting of the rivalries and sheer inscrutability of female friendship is raw. This is high stakes, subversive literature.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘In the past decade, no fiction writer has made it more necessary to think about the performative aspect of being a woman than Elena Ferrante. Her novels, written originally in Italian and translated beautifully by Ann Goldstein, are ferociously engaged with the ways in which a woman—as a daughter, a teenager, a lover, and, most dramatically, a mother—is a kind of person in drag, speaking through a costume that slowly becomes all that one knows of her...It’s Ferrante’s ability to capture both the mirror and the woman standing before it that makes her a writer to be reckoned with.’ John Freeman ‘Nothing you read about Elena Ferrante’s work prepares you for the ferocity of it...This is a woman’s story told with such truthfulness that it is not so much a life observed as it is felt.’ New York Times ‘Elena Ferrante is one of the great novelists of our time...In these bold, gorgeous, relentless novels, Ferrante traces the deep connections between the political and the domestic. This is a new version of the way we live now—one we need, one told brilliantly, by a woman.’ New York Times Sunday Book Review ‘When I read [the Neapolitan novels] I find that I never want to stop. I feel vexed by the obstacles—my job, or acquaintances on the subway—that threaten to keep me apart from the books. I mourn separations (a year until the next one—how?). I am propelled by a ravenous will to keep going.’ New Yorker ‘It is a testament to Ferrante’s achievement that, at the end of this third book and anticipating the fourth, it seems there’s limitless potential for Lina to reinvent herself again.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘Ferrante’s project is bold: her books chronicle the inner conflicts of intelligent women...Her writing has a powerful intimacy...a bona fide literary sensation–the famous writer nobody knows.’ Guardian UK ‘The best thing I’ve read this year, far and away...She’s marvellous.’ Richard Flanagan 'The Neapolitan novels are smart, thoughtful, serious literature. At the same time, they are violent, suspenseful soap operas populated with a vivid cast of scheming characters...Ferrante’s novels are deeply personal and intimate, getting to the very heart of what it means to be a woman, a friend, a daughter, a mother.’ Debrief Daily



Kleine Aussichten

Kleine Aussichten Author Alice Munro
ISBN-10 9783104033617
Release 2015-11-26
Pages 336
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Der einzige Roman der Nobelpreisträgerin Alice Munro – ein frühes Meisterwerk! »In der Anlage autobiographisch, nicht aber in den Details«, so hat Alice Munro ihren Roman ›Kleine Aussichten‹ beschrieben: Die junge Del Jordan wächst auf der Fuchsfarm ihres Vaters in dem verschlafenen Provinznest Jubilee auf. Ihre Freundinnen interessieren sich fürs Heiraten, die Tanten sind mit Bodenschrubben, Backen, Bügeln und der Suche nach Gott beschäftigt. Als die Mutter ein Haus in der Stadt mietet, lernt Del eine neue Welt kennen: Die der Bücher, der ersten Liebe, der Suche nach einem eigenen Platz in der Welt. Das virtuose Porträt einer jungen Frau – und einmal mehr Weltliteratur.



The Days of Abandonment

The Days of Abandonment Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781925095944
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 192
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Rarely have the foundations upon which our ideas of motherhood and womanhood rest been so candidly questioned. This compelling novel tells the story of one woman’s headlong descent into what she calls an ‘absence of sense’ after being abandoned by her husband. Olga’s ‘days of abandonment’ become a desperate, dangerous freefall into the darkest places of the soul as she roams the empty streets of a city that she has never learned to love. When she finds herself trapped inside the four walls of her apartment in the middle of a summer heat wave, Olga is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal again. Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and the quartet of Neapolitan Novels: My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. Fragments, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings by Ferrante, will be published in early 2016. She is one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors. Ann Goldstein has translated all of Elena Ferrante’s work. She is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. ‘Her novels are intensely, violently personal, and because of this they seem to dangle bristling key chains of confession before the unsuspecting reader.’ New Yorker ‘Everything Olga encounters becomes part of her pattern of thinking, and is accommodated as though it had always existed. This, rather than any graphic ‘candour’, is what makes Ferrante’s writing extraordinary.’ London Review ‘Ferrante puts hammer to flesh and invites her reader to penetrate the page.’ Financial Times ‘Every now and again, an author comes along who dares to remind us that the very pain of abandonment can ratchet us back a few evolutionary notches, knock us to the ground and leave us crawling, babbling like beasts.’ San Diego Union-Tribune ‘If that’s not a great literary novel, I don’t know what is.’ Elle ‘Ferrante is unflinching in drawing a mental landscape that is irrational and cruel...She writes like a rampage, her truth telling implacable and her fury kinetic. The tension in the pages is almost unbearable. The book is a startling treatise on how to stay alive when your world falls apart.’ New Zealand Listener



Frantumaglia

Frantumaglia Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781922253293
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 224
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Elena Ferrante is one of the greatest novelists of our time. Read her novels and don't worry about who she is: you will be entranced by her writing. Frantumaglia is a riveting compilation, over the course of her writing career, of Elena Ferrante's letters to her publisher, interviews with editors and journalists, and responses to readers' questions. For fans of Ferrante, and for fans of writing, this is essential reading. Her comments have the ring of truth and the power of wisdom. This is a woman who not only knows her own mind, she can see deep into ours, too. Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and the quartet of Neapolitan Novels: My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. She is one of Italy's most acclaimed authors. Ann Goldstein has translated all of Elena Ferrante's work. She is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. ‘Frantumaglia is never less than compelling and we read with a similar desire to recognise a pattern...The letters are presented without introduction, and as we read we’re curious to know how they fit into the larger picture.’ Australian ‘We guarantee all the cool girls will be clutching Frantumaglia.’ Marie Claire ‘An absorbing explanation of why this writer insists on anonymity, and also reveals a lot about the inspiration for and thinking behind her remarkable novels.’ Australian ‘A fascinating companion piece, both to the remarkable novels Ferrante has written and to the ongoing discussion about the author’s real identity...Her fans should be grateful for this highly readable, insightful resource.’ Herald Sun ‘Drawing on a storehouse of formative traumas and tensions, Ferrante’s novels are at once furious and reparative; little wonder she has opted for anonymity. Commenting on excerpts that failed to make it into her published novels, Ferrante rues moments of self-censorship, asserting that a writer must not be cowed by taboo, but instead trust the instincts of the body, "the heart’s acceleration". Such moral intensity bodes well for Ferrante’s fans, suggesting recent intrusions into her privacy will not be so injurious as to deter her from—as she so viscerally describes her writing process—"butchering eels": drawing from the depth of her experience, "everything that is alive and writhing.”’ Overland ‘Fans of Ferrante and her Neapolitan novels with delight in this revealing collection of letters to her publisher, interviews with her editors and journalists, and responses to readers’ questions.’ Best Books of 2016, Sunday Life ‘Ferrante writes well about writing, publishing and literature, and I recommend Frantumaglia to writers and those interested in her books...It was an unexpectedly helpful companion through the grief and fear of one hell of a month. Thank you, Elena, whoever you are.’ New Zealand Listener



Mit Blick aufs Meer

Mit Blick aufs Meer Author Elizabeth Strout
ISBN-10 9783641040727
Release 2010-06-23
Pages 352
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Pulitzerpreis Crosby, eine kleine Stadt an der Küste von Maine. Hier ist nicht gerade sehr viel los. Doch sieht man einmal genauer hin, ist jeder Mensch eine Geschichte und Crosby die ganze Welt. Elizabeth Strout fügt diese Geschichten mit liebevoller Ironie und feinem Gespür für Zwischenmenschliches zu einem unvergesslichen Roman. Sie kann manchmal eine rechte Nervensäge sein: Olive Kitteridge, die pensionierte Lehrerin. Weil sie zu allem, was in dem Städtchen Crosby geschieht, eine dezidierte Meinung hat, halten sie einige für überkritisch. Dann wieder überrascht sie durch Selbstlosigkeit und Mitgefühl. Sie mischt sich ein und macht sich ihre Gedanken über ihre Mitmenschen: die schrille Barpianistin, die insgeheim einer verlorenen Liebe nachtrauert, einen ehemaligen Schüler, der keinen Sinn mehr im Leben sieht, ihren eigenen Sohn, der sich von ihren Empfindlichkeiten bevormundet fühlt, ihren Mann Henry, der die Ehe mit ihr nicht nur als Segen, sondern manchmal auch als Fluch empfindet. Und während sich die Menschen in Crosby mit ihrem ganz normalen Leben herumschlagen, den Problemen wie den Freuden, lernt Olive auf ihre alten Tage, das Leben zu lieben. Elizabeth Strouts Roman erzählt von Liebe und Kummer, von Toleranz und Aufbegehren. »Mit Blick aufs Meer« ist ein weises und anrührendes Buch über die Natur des Menschen in all seiner Verletzlichkeit und Stärke, erfrischend ehrlich und unglaublich schön.