Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey

byElena FerranteTranslated byAnn Goldstein

September 22, 2017|
Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey by Elena Ferrante
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One ofThe Guardian’s Best Books of the Year: Personal writings by the anonymous author who became a literary phenomenon withMy Brilliant Friend.

The writer known as Elena Ferrante has taken pains to hide her identity in the hope that readers would focus on her body of work. But in this volume, she invites us into Elena Ferrante’s workshop and 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 the Neapolitan Novels, theNew York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” (The Atlantic).

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 that story isn’t good enough. She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, with the cities she has lived in, with motherhood, with feminism, and with her childhood as a storehouse for memories, impressions, and fantasies. The result is a vibrant and intimate self-portrait of a writer at work.

“Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it.” —The Boston Globe

Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), which was made into a film directed by Roberto Faenza, Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), adapted by Mario Martone, and The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008), soon to be a film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is also the author of Incidental Inventions (Europa, 2019)...
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Title:Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 8.3 X 5.4 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 8.3 X 5.4 X 1.1 in
Published:September 22, 2017
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609454326

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