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Ferrante, Elena

Overview
Works: 380 works in 1,613 publications in 26 languages and 23,624 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Autobiographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PQ4866.E6345, 853.92
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My brilliant friend by Elena Ferrante( Book )

160 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 20 languages and held by 3,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante' s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila
Those who leave and those who stay by Elena Ferrante( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante's fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors--Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few--and critics--James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success has undoubtedly been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with great power and beauty of the mysteries of belonging, human relationships, love, family, and friendship. In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts of her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of mystery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to see each other by a strong, unbreakable bond
The story of the lost child by Elena Ferrante( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: 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
The story of a new name by Elena Ferrante( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: 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
The days of abandonment by Elena Ferrante( Book )

103 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once an aspiring writer, Olga traded literary ambition for marriage and motherhood; when Mario dumps her after 15 years, she is utterly unprepared. Though she tells herself that she is a competent woman, nothing like the poverella (poor abandoned wife) that mothers whispered about in her childhood, Olga falls completely apart. Routine chores overwhelm her; she neglects her appearance and forgets her manners; she throws herself at the older musician downstairs; she sees the poverella's ghost. After months of self-pity, anger, doubt, fury, desperation and near madness, her acknowledgments of weaknesses in the marriage feel as earned as they are unsurprising
Troubling love by Elena Ferrante( Book )

108 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following her mother's untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. A series of mysterious telephone calls leads her to compelling and disturbing revelations about her mother's final days
The lost daughter by Elena Ferrante( Book )

71 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Leda's daughters leave home to be with their father, she decides to take a trip to a small coastal town in Italy, but soon after she arrives memories from her unsettled past come back to haunt her
Het verhaal van het verloren kind : volwassenheid - ouderdom by Elena Ferrante( Book )

76 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De complexe vriendschap tussen twee in een volksbuurt opgegroeide vriendinnen, van wie de een zich wel aan haar milieu weet te ontworstelen en de ander niet, spitst zich toe als de een weer in haar oude wijk in de buurt van de ander komt te wonen
The beach at night by Elena Ferrante( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doll is left on the beach by a little girl who is preoccupied with her new kitten. The doll has to survive all sorts of tests and misadventures during the night but when a new day dawns, she sees things much more clearly
My brilliant friend by Elena Ferrante( Recording )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets, the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow--and as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge--Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists
The story of a new name : youth by Elena Ferrante( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends Lila and Elena 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
Wie vlucht en wie blijft : vroege volwassenheid by Elena Ferrante( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in Italian and Dutch and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gecompliceerde vriendschap tussen twee vriendinnen die opgroeiden in een volksbuurt in Napels
The story of a new name by Elena Ferrante( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of a New Name follows Elena Ferrante's critically acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties, and marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. These young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times while driving 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 sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts
Those who leave and those who stay by Elena Ferrante( Recording )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the 1970s. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond
La amiga estupenda by Elena Ferrante( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partir de la década de 1950 Elena y Lila crecen en Nápoles, Italia, lo que refleja dos aspectos diferentes de su nación
The story of the lost child by Elena Ferrante( Recording )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the dazzling saga of two women: the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Both are now adults; many of life's great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship has remained 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 novels. In this final book, she has returned to Naples. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from the city of her birth. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity to the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Nearness to the world she has always rejected only brings her role as its unacknowledged leader into relief. For Lila is unstoppable, unmanageable, and unforgettable. Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous, the story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty and brilliance
Storia del nuovo cognome : giovinezza by Elena Ferrante( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in Italian and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I understood that I had arrived there full of pride and I realized that - in good faith of course, with affection - I had done all that journey mainly to show her what she had lost and what I had won. from the moment I had appeared before her and now she was reacting, explaining in fact that I had won nothing, that there was nothing to win in the world, that her life was full of different adventures and just as miserable as mine, and that time simply slipped away without any sense, and it was beautiful just to see each other once to hear the crazy sound of the brain of one echoing inside the crazy sound of the other's brain. " Here is "History of the new surname", second novel of the cycle of "The brilliant friend". You will immediately find Lila and Elena, their relationship of love and hate, the inextricable interweaving of dependence and the desire for self-affirmation.--Google translation of back cover
Un mal nombre by Elena Ferrante( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
L'amie prodigieuse. maturité, vieillesse : roman by Elena Ferrante( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in French and English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "A la fin de Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste, Lila montait son entreprise d'informatique avec Enzo, et Elena réalisait enfin son rêve : aimer Nino et être aimée de lui, quitte à abandonner son mari et à mettre en danger sa carrière d'écrivain. Car elle s'affirme comme une auteure importante et l'écriture l'occupe de plus en plus, au détriment de l'éducation de ses deux filles, Dede et Elsa. L'histoire d'Elena et de Nino est passionnelle, et bientôt Elena vit au gré de ses escapades pour retrouver son amant. Lors d'une visite à Naples, elle apprend que Lila cherche à la voir à tout prix. Après avoir embrassé soixante ans d'histoire des deux femmes, de Naples et de toute l'Italie, la saga se conclut en apothéose. Plus que jamais, dans L'enfant perdue, Elena Ferrante nous livre un monde complet, riche et bouillonnant, à la façon des grands romanciers du XIXe siècle, un monde qu'on n'oublie pas."
De nieuwe achternaam : adolescentie by Elena Ferrante( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van twee vriendinnen uit een armoedige wijk in Napels
 
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Elena Ferante

Elena Ferrante Écrivain italien

Elena Ferrante escriptora italiana

Elena Ferrante escritora italiana

Elena Ferrante Italiaans romanschrijfster

Elena Ferrante italialainen kirjailija

Elena Ferrante Italian writer

Elena Ferrante italienische Schriftstellerin

Elena Ferrante italiensk författarpseudonym

Elena Ferrante italská spisovatelka (pseudonym)

Elena Ferrante pseudonym italienischer Schriftstellerin

Elena Ferrante pseudonym pisarki

Elena Ferrante scriitoare italiană

Elena Ferrante Scrittrice italiana

Elena Ferrante Shkrimtare Italiane

Feranṭeh, Elenah 1943-

Raja, Anita, 1953-

Έλενα Φεράντε

Елена Феранте

Елена Ферранте итальянская писательница

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אלנה פרנטה

אלנה, פרנטה 1943-

אלנה פרנטה סופרת איטלקייה

النا فرانته

إيلينا فيرانتي، 1943-

إيلينا فيرانتي كاتبة إيطالية

엘레나 페란테 이탈리아 작가

페란테, 엘레나 1943-

エレナ・フェッランテ

フェッランテ, エレナ

埃琳娜·費蘭特

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Italian (268)

Spanish (84)

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German (43)

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Hebrew (6)

Swedish (5)

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