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Frantumaglia : a writer's journey

Author: Elena Ferrante; Ann Goldstein
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante's workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over twenty years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Elena Ferrante; Elena Ferrante
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elena Ferrante; Ann Goldstein
ISBN: 9781609452926 1609452925 9781925240542 1925240541
OCLC Number: 965133047
Notes: Translation of: La frantumaglia.
Translated, principally, by Ann Goldstein.
Description: 384 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Papers : 1991-2003 --
Tesserae : 2003-2007 --
Letters : 2011-2016.
Other Titles: Frantumaglia.
Responsibility: Elena Ferrante.

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"This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante's workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over twenty years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing. In these pages Ferrante answers many of her readers' questions. She addresses her choice to stand aside and let her books live autonomous lives. She discusses her thoughts and concerns as her novels are being adapted into films. She talks about the challenge of finding concise answers to interview questions. She explains the joys and the struggles of writing, the anguish of composing a story only to discover that it isn't good enough for publication. She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, with the cities she has lived in, with motherhood, with feminism, and with her childhood as a storehouse of memories, material, and stories. The result is a vibrant and intimate self-portrait of a writer at work."--Jacket.

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