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Elena's own attempts at romance seem to be sabotaged by Lila's turbulent affairs. As she tries to plot her way out of poverty via academic and literary success, her constant anxiety is that she is just a shadow of the brilliant Lila. The sequel to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the enthralling chronicle of a friendship that is obsessive, loving, complicated, hurtful, enduring and constantly startling. It is an exhilarating reading experience.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781925240016
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Publication Date: 25 Feb 2015
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publication City, Country: Melbourne, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 13(L) x 3.5(W)
Weight (gm): 439

 

Reviews

'Ferrante's writing has no limits, is willing to take every thought forward to its most radical conclusion and backward to its most radical birthing.'

-- James Wood * New Yorker *
'Elena Ferrante will blow you away.' -- Alice Sebold
'Everyone should read anything with [Elena Ferrante's] name on it.' * Boston Globe *
'Ferrante transforms the love, separation and reunion of two poor urban girls into the general tragedy of their city, a place so beautiful and heartbreaking that it inspired the expression "Vedi Napoli e poi muori"-"See Naples and then die".' * New York Times Book Review *
'Elena Ferrante may be the best contemporary novelist you have never heard of...Ferrante's voice is startlingly honest...her storytelling both visceral and compelling.' * Economist *
'The writing and translation from Italian are first-class.' * Otago Daily Times *
'The first two Neapolitan novels [My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name]...move far from contrivance, logic or respectability to ask uncomfortable questions about how we live, how we love, how we singe an existence in a deeply flawed world that expects pretty acquiescence from its women. In all their beauty, their ugliness, their devotion and deceit, these girls enchant and repulse, like life, like our very selves.' * Sydney Morning Herald *
'Ferrante writes so beautifully that you can't help but become engrossed with the lives, loves and loss of Lila and Elena...will leave readers salivating for the third instalment.' * Courier Mail *
'[Elena Ferrante's] brilliance isn't limited to her mechanics, her finesse or her creativity as a writer, but it's her willingness to continually address the psychological machinations of women who have very unfeminine feelings.' * Three Percent *

 

Author Biography

Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels- The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, the quartet of Neapolitan novels- My Brilliant Friend,The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child, as well as Frantumaglia, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings. She is one of Italy's most acclaimed authors.Ann Goldstein has translated all of Elena Ferrante's work. She is an editor at the New Yorker anda recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Prize.
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