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Elena Ferrante

3.99 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Elena Ferrante
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (2014)
4.31 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I've been impatiently waiting for this installment of her Neapolitan novels since devouring her 6 previous books within a month of hearing of her work last year. This was the weakest, most tedious, of the three. It is more about 1970's Italian politics than the relationship betwe...
Storia di chi fugge e di chi resta (2013)
4.31 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: There aren't many superlatives that haven't been used to describe Ferrante's writing. The internal dialogue is ferocious. The visceral response this stuff elicits in me is interesting. I already believe women are impressive, but this stuff is devastating to my 49 year old male...
My Brilliant Friend (2012)
3.53 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I never would have picked this up but it came from, as they say, an erudite friend. She knows her stuff. And was right on with this. The story is simple, two girls growing up in a village outside of Naples. The writing is so damn good and wow, a lot of emotion. There's no epic, s...
The Story of a New Name (2013)
4.42 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Leí el libro italiano en español. Creo que la traducción es buena. Me gustó más este libro de la trilogía que el primer libro que leí en inglés, My Brilliant Friend. La segunda novela no es tan violenta y es más sobre las relaciones amorosas de las dos amigas, Lila y Elena. Aunqu...
L'amica geniale (2011)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Novel about two young girls growing up in a poor neighborhood of Naples during the 60s. (This is the first of a trilogy that follows this friendship through decades and I'm looking forward to reading the other two.) Ferrante does a wonderful job setting the scene of a neighborhoo...
De geniale vriendin (2013)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Although at first disappointed by this well reviewed and well hyped book, all along I did admire the author's portrayal of childhood friendships, time and place, and the disappointed lives of the characters, evoking the reader's emotional response while writing unemotionally....
Storia del nuovo cognome (2012)
4.41 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The covers of these books do not indicate in any way the complexity and beauty of the relationships described in the story. Ferrante explores the complexities of female friendship in Elena and Lina. They live their lives in relation to each other, and both are hemmed in by the li...
Story of a New Name (2014)
4.41 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The second book in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan trilogy is every bit as captivating as the first. The best friendships are indeed complicated, and what Ferrante does so brilliantly is expose the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways our identities are shaped by the deepest of friendshi...
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