Search Results: "Elena Ferrante"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANTUMAGLIA by Elena Ferrante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Not a good entrance point for readers unfamiliar with the author's work, but devotees will surely pore over the bits and pieces in an effort to arrive one step closer at understanding the phenomenon that is Ferrante fever."
An assemblage of correspondence and interviews provides Ferrante-curious readers with a look into the mind and methods of the reclusive author. Read full book review >

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THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Ferrante's lucid rendering of Lila's and Elena's entwined yet discrete lives illustrates both that the personal is political and that novels of ideas can compel as much as their lighter-weight counterparts."
This third volume of the Neopolitan trilogy continues to chronicle the turbulent lives of longtime friends Lila and Elena, as begun in the enigmatic Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend (2012) and The Story of a New Name (2013). Read full book review >

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THE BEACH AT NIGHT by Elena Ferrante
by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Mara Cerri, translated by Ann Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"For Ferrante's adult fans who are longing for occasional pictures to accompany her words. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A once-favored doll abandoned at the beach anguishes at her fate. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The enigmatic Ferrante, whose identity remains the subject of international literary gossip, has created a mythic portrait of a female friendship in the chthonian world of postwar Naples."
Inexorable seismic changes—in society and in the lives of two female friends—mark the final volume of Ferrante's Neapolitan series. Read full book review >

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THE LOST DAUGHTER by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Does little to illuminate a familiar conflict."
In this latest from the pseudonymous Italian Ferrante (Troubling Love, 2006, etc.), a middle-aged woman spends her summer vacation meditating about motherhood. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF A NEW NAME by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Admirers of Ferrante's work will eagerly await the third volume."
Roman à clef by the reclusive author who writes under the name Elena Ferrante (The Lost Daughter, 2008, etc.): a beautifully written portrait of a sometimes difficult friendship. Read full book review >

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UNLOCKED by Louis Ferrante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A readable but not particularly resonant tale of redemption."
According to mobster-turned-Orthodox-Jew Ferrante, the book is mightier than the gun. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2011

"Punctuated with the dark humor you'd expect from a graduate of the streets, a thoughtful treatise with implications far outside the boardroom."
A veteran mobster who walked away from "The Life" with his head held high offers road-tested life lessons that served him well inside and outside La Cosa Nostra. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"A well-tempered introduction to music's far-reaching influence on man, beast and cosmos."
Preliminary but striking investigations into the effects of music on everything from string theory to a baby's cry, from documentarian Mannes. Read full book review >

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Becoming a Queen by Elena Buckley
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A cloying fable better suited for a bedtime story."
The fictional tale of a young woman who attains her childhood dream of becoming a queen. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN TATTOO by Elena Gorokhova
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Without the flair of Gary Shteyngart or the urgency of Anna Politkovskaya—of some interest but modestly so."
In her second memoir, St. Petersburg native Gorokhova (A Mountain of Crumbs, 2010) chronicles a decadeslong clash of cultures between Russia and America.Read full book review >

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LET ME CLEAR MY THROAT by Elena Passarello
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Fun and intelligent but disjointed reading."
A collection of essays by a regional theater actress and writer about the relationship of voice to identity. Read full book review >