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Biography > Frantumaglia. A Writer's Journey

Biography Frantumaglia. A Writer's Journey

  • By Elena Ferrante / Ann Goldstein
  • Price: £16.99
  • ISBN: 9781609452926
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 01/02/2021 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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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 20 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.

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Series Biography Title Frantumaglia. A Writer's Journey
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date November 2016 Authors Elena Ferrante / Ann Goldstein
Binding Hardback Pages 386
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 400
ESB Code 56026 ISBN 9781609452926
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 01/02/2021 if you order today
  Price £16.99

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