Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege

Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9783518767979
Release 2017-08-28
Pages 450
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Es sind die turbulenten siebziger Jahre und die beiden inzwischen erwachsene Frauen. Lila ist Mutter geworden und hat sich befreit und alles hingeworfen – den Wohlstand, ihre Ehe, ihren neuen Namen – und arbeitet unter entwürdigenden Bedingungen in einer Fabrik. Elena hat ihr altes neapolitanisches Viertel hinter sich gelassen, das Studium beendet und ihren ersten Roman veröffentlicht. Als sie in eine angesehene norditalienische Familie einheiratet und ihrerseits ein Kind bekommt, hält sie ihren gesellschaftlichen Aufstieg für vollendet. Doch schon bald muss sie feststellen, dass sie ständig an Grenzen gerät. Ganze Welten trennen die Freundinnen, doch gerade in diesen schwierigen Jahren sind sie füreinander da, die Nähe, die sie verbindet, scheint unverbrüchlich. Würde da nur nicht die langjährige Konkurrenz um einen bestimmten Mann immer deutlicher zutage treten.



Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege

Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 3518425757
Release 2017-06
Pages 450
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Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die Geschichte der getrennten Wege book for free.



Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781609452230
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 400
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Soon to be an HBO series, book three in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.” (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times) In the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond. Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. With the Neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.



Die Geschichte eines neuen Namens

Die Geschichte eines neuen Namens Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9783518757970
Release 2017-01-06
Pages 623
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Lila und Elena sind sechzehn Jahre alt, und sie sind verzweifelt. Lila hat noch am Tage ihrer Hochzeit erfahren, dass ihr Mann sie hintergeht – er macht Geschäfte mit den allseits verhassten Solara-Brüdern, den lokalen Camorristi. Für Lila, arm geboren und durch die Ehe schlagartig zu Geld und Ansehen gekommen, brechen leidvolle Zeiten an. Elena hingegen verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in einen jungen Studenten, doch der scheint nur mit ihren Gefühlen zu spielen. Sie ist eine regelrechte Vorzeigeschülerin geworden, muss aber feststellen, dass das, was sie sich mühsam erarbeitet hat, in ihrer neapolitanischen Welt kaum etwas gilt. Trotz all dieser Widrigkeiten beharren Lila und Elena immer weiter darauf, ihr Leben selbst zu bestimmen, auch wenn der Preis, den sie dafür zahlen müssen, bisweilen brutal ist. Woran die beiden jungen Frauen sich festhalten, ist ihre Freundschaft. Aber können sie einander wirklich vertrauen? Elena Ferrante hat einen Weltbestseller geschrieben. Ein Gipfelwerk der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Und einen Roman, den man erschüttert und begeistert liest!



Meine geniale Freundin

Meine geniale Freundin Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9783518747971
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 422
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Sie könnten unterschiedlicher kaum sein und sind doch unzertrennlich, Lila und Elena, schon als junge Mädchen beste Freundinnen. Und sie werden es ihr ganzes Leben lang bleiben, über sechs Jahrzehnte hinweg, bis die eine spurlos verschwindet und die andere auf alles Gemeinsame zurückblickt, um hinter das Rätsel dieses Verschwindens zu kommen. Im Neapel der fünfziger Jahre wachsen sie auf, in einem armen, überbordenden, volkstümlichen Viertel, derbes Fluchen auf den Straßen, Familien, die sich seit Generationen befehden, das Silvesterfeuerwerk artet in eine Schießerei aus. Hier gehen sie in die Schule, die unangepasste, draufgängerische Schustertochter Lila und die schüchterne, beflissene Elena, Tochter eines Pförtners, beide darum wetteifernd, besser zu sein als die andere. Bis Lilas Vater seine noch junge Tochter zwingt, dauerhaft in der Schusterei mitzuarbeiten, und Elena mit dem bohrenden Verdacht zurückbleibt, eine Gelegenheit zu nutzen, die eigentlich ihrer Freundin zugestanden hätte. Ihre Wege trennen sich, die eine geht fort und studiert und wird Schriftstellerin, die andere wird Neapel nie verlassen, und trotzdem bleiben Elena und Lila sich nahe, sie begleiten einander durch erste Liebesaffären, Ehen, die Erfahrung von Mutterschaft, durch Jahre der Arbeit und Episoden politischer Bewusstwerdung, zwei eigensinnige, unnachgiebige Frauen, die sich nicht zuletzt gegen die Zumutungen einer brutalen, von Männern beherrschten Welt behaupten müssen. Sie bleiben einander nahe, aber es ist stets eine zwiespältige Nähe: aus Befremden und Zuneigung, aus Rivalität und Innigkeit, aus Missgunst und etwas, das größer und stiller ist als Lieben. Liegt hier das Geheimnis von Lilas Verschwinden? Elena Ferrante hat ein literarisches Meisterwerk von unermesslicher Strahlkraft geschrieben, ein von hinreißenden Figuren bevölkertes Sittengemälde und ein zupackend aufrichtiges Epos – über die rettende und zerstörerische, die weltverändernde Kraft einer Freundschaft, die ein ganzes langes Leben währt.



The Story of the Lost Child

The Story of the Lost Child Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781609452964
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 480
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Book Four in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet “Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Its author was dubbed “one of the great novelists of our time” by the New York Times Book Review. This fourth and final installment in the series raises the bar even higher and indeed confirms Elena Ferrante as one of the world’s best living storytellers. Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. In this book, both are adults; life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women’s friendship, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up—a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief. For Lila is unstoppable, unmanageable, unforgettable! Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty. Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship. The four volumes in this series constitute a long remarkable story that readers will return to again and again, and, like Elena and Lila themselves, every return will bring with it new discoveries.



Die Geschichte des verlorenen Kindes

Die Geschichte des verlorenen Kindes Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9783518777978
Release 2018-02-04
Pages 610
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Elena ist schließlich doch nach Neapel zurückgekehrt, aus Liebe. Die beste Entscheidung ihres ganzen Lebens, glaubt sie, doch als sich ihr nach und nach die ganze Wahrheit über den geliebten Mann offenbart, fällt sie ins Bodenlose. Lila, die ihren Schicksalsort nie verlassen hat, ist eine erfolgreiche Unternehmerin geworden, aber dieser Erfolg kommt sie teuer zu stehen. Denn sie gerät zusehends in die grausame, chauvinistische Welt des verbrecherischen Neapels, eine Welt, die sie Zeit ihres Lebens verabscheut und bekämpft hat. Bei allen Verwerfungen und Rivalitäten, die ihre lange gemeinsamen Geschichte prägen – Lila und Elena halten einander die Treue, und fast scheint das Glück eine späte Möglichkeit. Aber beide haben sie übersehen, dass ihre hartnäckigsten Verehrer im Lauf der Jahre zu erbitterten Feinden geworden sind.



Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Author Book Junkie
ISBN-10 1530481171
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 38
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You Need To Read This Book if you want to dive deeper into the world of Elena Ferrante.From the author of My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name, comes the third novel in the series, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. We meet Elena as she embarks on an exciting and unexpected new career in writing. Elena does her best to help out her struggling friend while she builds her own marriage and family.Then she tries to distance herself more and more from Lila's negativity, only to desire to be closer to her once again. Her desire for Nino is rekindled early on in the novel and she begins an affair with him that ends with her leaving her children and her husband. Inside you'll find:Chapter summariesCharacter AnalysisThemesImageryImportant QuotesDisclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the bestseller Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book Three by Elena Ferrante. It will help to broaden the reader's understanding of the book, and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before reading this.



Kleine Aussichten

Kleine Aussichten Author Alice Munro
ISBN-10 9783104033617
Release 2015-11-26
Pages 336
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Der einzige Roman der Nobelpreisträgerin Alice Munro – ein frühes Meisterwerk! »In der Anlage autobiographisch, nicht aber in den Details«, so hat Alice Munro ihren Roman ›Kleine Aussichten‹ beschrieben: Die junge Del Jordan wächst auf der Fuchsfarm ihres Vaters in dem verschlafenen Provinznest Jubilee auf. Ihre Freundinnen interessieren sich fürs Heiraten, die Tanten sind mit Bodenschrubben, Backen, Bügeln und der Suche nach Gott beschäftigt. Als die Mutter ein Haus in der Stadt mietet, lernt Del eine neue Welt kennen: Die der Bücher, der ersten Liebe, der Suche nach einem eigenen Platz in der Welt. Das virtuose Porträt einer jungen Frau – und einmal mehr Weltliteratur.



The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781609451479
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 480
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Book Two in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet In 2012, Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend introduced readers to the unforgettable Elena and Lila, whose lifelong friendship provides the backbone for the Neapolitan Novels. The Story of a New Name is the second book in this series. With these books, which the New Yorker's James Wood described as "large, captivating, amiably peopled...a beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal," Ferrante proves herself to be one of Italy's most accomplished storytellers. She writes vividly about a specific neighborhood of Naples from the late-1950s through to the current day and about two remarkable young women who are very much the products of that place and time. Yet in doing so she has created a world in which readers will recognize themselves and has drawn a marvelously nuanced portrait of friendship. In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life's challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging.



The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Boxed Set

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Boxed Set Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781609453282
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 1680
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“Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian about the Neapolitan novels in 2014. Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, Elena Ferrante tells the story of a sixty-year friendship between the brilliant and bookish Elena and the fiery, rebellious Lila with unmatched honesty and brilliance. The four books in this novel cycle constitute a long, remarkable story, one that Vogue described as “gutsy and compulsively readable,” which readers will return to again and again, and each return will bring with it new revelations.



My Brilliant Friend Gift Edition

My Brilliant Friend  Gift Edition Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 1925498077
Release 2016-11-28
Pages 336
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A hardback gift edition of the global literary sensation. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. They learn to rely on each other and discover that their destinies are bound up in the intensity of their relationship. Elena Ferrante’s piercingly honest portrait of two girls’ path into womanhood is also the story of a nation and a meditation on the nature of friendship itself. My Brilliant Friend is a modern masterpiece, the work of one of Italy’s great storytellers.



My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781922148513
Release 2013-07-24
Pages 336
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My Brilliant Friend is a ravishing, wonderfully written novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime. The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, sometimes to their own detriment, as each discovers more about who she is and suffers or delights in the throes of their intense friendship. There is a piercing honesty about Ferrante's prose that makes My Brilliant Friend a compulsively readable portrait of two young women, and also the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country. Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and 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. Fragments, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings by Ferrante, will be published in early 2016. She is one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors. ‘The best thing I’ve read this year, far and away...She puts most other writing at the moment in the shade.’ Richard Flanagan ‘Ferrante tackles girlhood and friendship with amazing force.’ Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante—the Jane Austen of Italy.’ Jeffrey Archer 'Gutsy and compulsively readable...One of the more nuanced portraits of feminine friendship in recent memory...Ferrante wisely balances her memoir-like emotional authenticity with a wry sociological understanding of a society on the verge of dramatic change.' Vogue (US) 'Her novels are intensely, violently personal, and because of this they seem to dangle bristling key chains of confession before the unsuspecting reader...[A] beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal.' James Wood, New Yorker 'Cinematic in the density of its detail.' Times Literary Supplement 'Elena Ferrante will blow you away.' Alice Sebold 'Ferrante's fictions are fierce, unsentimental glimpses at the way a woman is constantly under threat, her identity submerged in marriage, eclipsed by motherhood, mythologised by desire. Imagine if Jane Austen got angry and you'll have some idea of how explosive these works are.' Weekend Australian 'My Brilliant Friend is an engaging read, well translated from Italian, giving a vivid account of life in a poor suburb of Naples in the late 1950s...There is a lot more to find out about this interesting pair.' 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 'If you haven't read Elena Ferrante, it's like not having read Flaubert in 1856...Incontrovertibly brilliant.' Anne Meadows, editor of Granta 'The Neapolitan novels are smart, thoughtful, serious literature. At the same time, they are violent, suspenseful soap operas populated with a vivid cast of scheming characters...Ferrante’s novels are deeply personal and intimate, getting to the very heart of what it means to be a woman, a friend, a daughter, a mother.’ Debrief Daily ‘Once I succumbed, I was hooked. Ferrante has a gift for drawing out the complexities of human relationships.’ The Blurb



Las Deudas del Cuerpo

Las Deudas del Cuerpo Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 8426401481
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 480
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Sigue las vivencias de las protagonistas de la saga «Dos amigas»: una historia de amistad que recorre los años más importantes del siglo XX. UNA SAGA MEMORABLE. Érase una vez dos niñas, Elena y Lila, que nacieron en 1944 en un barrio pobre de la ciudad de Nápoles, y desde entonces su historia ha sido el hilo conductor de esta espléndida saga napolitana que ahora llega a su tercera entrega. Lila se casó muy joven con el hombre más adinerado del barrio y poco tardó en dejarlo. Ahora vive en un lugar miserable, pero su ingenio no ha mermado; solo se ha transformado en rabia. Es quizá este odio lo que la llevará a capitanear las revueltas en la fábrica y a negarse a una convivencia pacífica y modesta con su nuevo compañero. Elena, en cambio, ha continuado con los estudios e incluso ha escrito una novela. Ahora vive entre Nápoles y Pisa, y se ha casado con un profesor de la Universidad de Florencia. Así, a primera vista, nada une ya a las dos amigas, pero el barrio de Nápoles donde fueron niñas aún las reclama, las viejas costumbres las devuelven a un tiempo que ya se fue, y la vida se cobra su precio. Los autores la elogian... «Siempre que disfruto con un libro, lo regalo, y ahora escogería una de las novelas de Elena Ferrante.» Ken Follett «La magia de Elena Ferrante consiste en convertir la complejidad de la vida en una lectura apasionante.» Julia Montejo «Las novelas de Elena Ferrante me han tenido atado al sillón, leyendo y celebrando unas páginas donde la emoción nunca es banal.» Juan Marsé «Elena Ferrante es un vicio que se propaga de lector en lector.» Marian Izaguirre La crítica ha dicho... «Una mirada clara, lúcida, intensa.» La Vanguardia «Los personajes femeninos de Ferrante son verdaderas obras de arte.» El País «Ferrante es un fenómeno literario. Le han rendido pleitesía Zadie Smith, Juan Marsé o Ken Follet, entre otros.» Núria Escur, La Vanguardia «Toda obra de arte pertenece a un autor, pero cuando es perfecta tiene algo de anónima.» Benjamín G. Rosado, Cultura (El Mundo) «Seguramente sea la revelación más trascendente de la narrativa europea en el último cuarto de siglo.» Robert Saladrigas, La Vanguardia «Todo el mundo debería leer cualquier cosa que lleve la firma de Elena Ferrante.» The Boston Globe «Elena Ferrante puede ser una de las mejores autoras de las que hayas oído hablar.» Time «Una historia de amor épica, destinada a formar parte de las grandes obras de la literatura Occidental.» Huffington Post Famosos de todo el mundo alaban su obra... «Yo... no tengo palabras para describir lo que sesiente al descubrir un tesoro como éste. Los que disfrutáis con la lectura me entenderéis. ¿Cómo no conocía yo a Elena Ferrante? Su saga de Nápoles es fascinante.» Carmen Chaparro «Sé que me sumo tarde a la fiesta... ¡pero este libro es increíble!» James Franco «Ferrante es única (...) Sus libros permanecerán siempre conmigo.» Jennifer Morrison, actriz en House, Once Upon a Time English Description The incredible story continues in book three of the critically acclaimed Neapolitan Novels! Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante’s fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors--Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few--and critics--James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success has undoubtedly been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with great power and beauty of the mysteries of belonging, human relationships, love, family, and friendship. In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women have attempted are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.



Der riesige O Brien

Der riesige O Brien Author Hilary Mantel
ISBN-10 9783832187682
Release 2013-10-04
Pages 254
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Man schreibt das Jahr 1782, und Charles O’Brien flüchtet vor dem Hunger aus Irland nach London. O’Brien ist nicht nur von außerordentlich großer Gestalt, er ist auch ein Barde, ein Mann der Balladen und Geschichten, der von den alten Mythen erzählt, von Königen und Feen. In London, so verspricht ihm sein Freund und Impresario Joe, wird er eine Sensation sein. Als »der riesige O’Brien« lässt er sich von den sensationslüsternen Massen begaffen. Unter den Schaulustigen ist aber auch ein Mann, dessen scharfer Blick O’Brien Angst einjagt – es ist John Hunter, Anatom und Sezierer, berühmt für seine Experimente und fieberhaft auf der Suche nach dem Geheimnis des Lebens. Als O’Brien eines Tages entdeckt, dass er erneut zu wachsen bginnt, weiß er, dass er nicht mehr lange zu leben hat. Und wieder erscheint Hunter.



Pure Anarchie

Pure Anarchie Author Woody Allen
ISBN-10 3036955909
Release 2011-01
Pages 238
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Pure Anarchie has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pure Anarchie also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pure Anarchie book for free.



Troubling Love

Troubling Love Author Elena Ferrante
ISBN-10 9781925095968
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 144
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Following her mother’s untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. Reality is buried somewhere in the fertile soil of memory, and Delia is determined to find it. This stylish fiction is set in a beguiling but often hostile Naples, whose chaotic, suffocating streets become one of the book’s central motifs. A story about mothers and daughters, and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them. Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and 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. Fragments, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings by Ferrante, will be published in early 2016. 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 and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. ‘Ferrante’s polished language belies the rawness of her imagery, which conveys perversity, violence, and bodily functions in ripe detail.’ New Yorker ‘It’s the first time a novel ever made me get physical, and it was the first good mood I’d been in for weeks.’ New York Times ‘Like Joyce’s Ulysses, this journey draws vigorously on its cityscape. Naples is one of those sun-drenched spooky cities, thrumming with life and populated by ghosts, spastic with impermeable local culture.’ Time Out New York ‘A brutally frank tale about the dangerous intersection of rage and desire.’ Booklist ‘Both The Days of Abandonment and Troubling Love are tour de forces, and harrowing tours of a feminine psyche under siege. They both confirm Ferrante’s reputation as one of Italy’s best contemporary novelists.’ Seattle Times ‘There is an increasingly hallucinatory quality to the prose, a vulgarity and grotesqueness, too. Ferrante’s novels are regarded as brilliant. Gritty and confronting, they are about an underbelly of southern Italy tourists rarely see.’ New Zealand Herald ‘Ferrante’s uncompromising directness and her unflinching gaze cannot be faulted.’ Age/Sydney Morning Herald ‘The most erratic of the three novellas, its unhinged, broken quality matching the psyche of both Delia and her mother, whose violent history is hinted at in the character of a half-drawn child...It’s brave to write a protagonist who at turns shames and exalts her mother with such cruelty and tenderness.’ New Zealand Listener