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Praise for FrantumagliaFrantumaglia may be her most experimental text yet, a massive prank on criticism and the media all of it done to show us how badly we read what we read, how badly women writers are treated, and how badly the press operates Alexander Chee, New RepublicElena Ferrante for that is her real name, regardless of the private identity of the woman who uses it in public has created a body of work that stands alone This represents an entire world, made up of language, family, gesture, emotions, politics and culture Roxana Robinson, The Washington Post Frantumaglia offers a chance to consider Ferrante s strange, spectral presence in the world of letters Elaine Blair, The New York Times Book Review Now, American readers hungry for every Ferrante sentence they can get will find many here in which she lowers her knife through the bread of life with the same startling force as she does in her novels The Los Angeles TimesIn Ferrante s invention, experience is fluid, not limited to the border of any particular selfHer world, as far as any reader should be concerned, easily maintains its integrityLos Angeles Review of BooksFerrante s work is not about women or friendship or abandonment It is, rather, about a sense of the deep down rawness of life itself which runs like an electrical current beneath the prose and it is responsible for the thousands of pages of writing she has sent out into a world of readers hungry to feel alive to their own perilous conditionVivian Gornick , The NationIt is an addictive, powerful, and disquieting miscellany of piercing intelligence, restless questioning, compulsive rumination, equable uncertainty, courteous self possession, quiet generosityThe NationalWhile this collection will be most enticing to those already reading Ferrante, it s also a feast for writers, lovers of literature, and creators of all kindsBooklist To be a woman is to live in a state of flux At her wisest, Ferrante s writing reverses literary tradition so that it s the experience of being a woman that becomes the universalDissent MagazineSo here is Ferrante in written fragmentsShe s anxious and protective warm and kind a woman is who simultaneously politically engaged and an aestheteBut her intellect isn t cold, her application of theory isn t done objectively the women that populate her novels are not merely flat, fictional objects to Ferrante, rather they re real and visceral the word is always fleshJezebel I must confess that the words of Ferrante that have captivated me the most are included in Frantumaglia something she wrote about writingAsymptoteFerrante s true readers as opposed to fans she draws a sharp distinction between the two will be grateful for Frantumaglia and the story it tells, which is exquisite, regardless of those who would fact check herThe MillionsThis is a fascinating volume, as ever beautifully translated by Ann Goldstein At times, it is as absorbing as Ferrante s extraordinary fictions and touches on troubling unconscious matter with the same visceral intensityThe GuardianIn Frantumaglia there are some outstanding passages of literary criticism, feminist theory, film studies, sociology and philosophy As a reader one longs to forget the gossip about her identity and just appreciate her as a critical thinkerThe Sunday TimesNever less than compellingAs a book of fragments, the title refers to the Alissa Quart, BuzzFeedThis is a fascinating volume, as ever beautifully translated by Ann Goldstein At times, it is as absorbing as Ferrante s extraordinary fictions and touches on troubling unconscious matter with the same visceral intensityThe Guardian In Frantumaglia there are some outstanding passages of literary criticism, feminist theory, film studies, sociology and philosophy As a reader one longs to forget the gossip about her identity and just appreciate her as a critical thinkerAlissa Quart, BuzzFeedNamed one of The Guardian s Best Books of From the author of My Brilliant FriendThis book invites readers into Elena Ferrantes 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 overyears 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 isnt 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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