My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.

The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. With this novel, the first in a trilogy, she proves herself to be one of Italy’s great storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations, that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction.

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Elena Ferrante ) Italian writer. Her works have been published in 40 countries. In 2016, she was included in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to the Time magazine. Born in 1943 and raised in Naples, she received a higher philological education. He calls Elsa Morante his favorite writer. It is believed that Elena Ferrante is a creative pseudonym, but the author does not confirm or refute this theory. There are several hypotheses as to who is hiding behind the name of Ferrante - some suggest that they are the spouses Sandro Ferri and Sandra Ozzola , who head the Italian publishing house Edizioni e / o, in which all Ferrante`s books. Others believe that this is the famous Italian writer and screenwriter Domenico Starnone or his wife - translator Anita Raya . The latest version was presented in the material of an Italian reporter (published simultaneously in several publications in 2016), who made such a conclusion...

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Elena Ferrante (Italian. Elena Ferrante ) Italian writer. Her works have been published in 40 countries. In 2016, she was included in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to the Time magazine. Born in 1943 and raised in Naples, she received a higher philological education. He calls Elsa Morante his favorite writer. It is believed that Elena Ferrante is a creative pseudonym, but the author does not confirm or refute this theory. There are several hypotheses as to who is hiding behind the name of Ferrante - some suggest that they are the spouses Sandro Ferri and Sandra Ozzola , who head the Italian publishing house Edizioni e / o, in which all Ferrante`s books. Others believe that this is the famous Italian writer and screenwriter Domenico Starnone or his wife - translator Anita Raya . The latest version was presented in the material of an Italian reporter (published simultaneously in several publications in 2016), who made such a conclusion based on the tax returns of the publisher and Anita Raia. Neither the author nor the publisher responded to these publications. Author`s site http://elenaferrante.com Author`s site in Russian http://elenaferrante.ru