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Frantumaglia

A Writer's Journey

by Elena Ferrante Author · Ann Goldstein Translator

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Frantumaglia invites listeners 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 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2016

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 380.4 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 380.4 MB

Ann Goldstein (Translator)

Ann Goldstein is the former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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Elena Ferrante (Author)

Elena Ferrante, author of The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and My Brilliant Friend, among others, is one of Italy's most important and acclaimed contemporary writers. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2016 by Time.

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