Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher : Europa Editions
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2014-09-02
ISBN 10 : 9781609452230
ISBN 13 : 1609452232
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Book Description:

Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times). In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood. 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 for women during the 1970s. And yet, they are still very much bound to each other in a book that “shows off Ferrante’s strong storytelling ability and will leave readers eager for the final volume of the series” (Library Journal). “One of modern fiction’s richest portraits of a friendship.” —NPR

The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher : Text Publishing
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2013-09-25
ISBN 10 : 9781922148698
ISBN 13 : 1922148695
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of a New Name Book Description:

The Story of a New Name is an extraordinary novel about two young women, Lila and Elena, growing up in Naples in the early 1960s. At sixteen Lila marries the shopkeeper Stefano. She is filled with pleasure at her new wealth, and horror at the life she has chosen. 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. 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 is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. '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 '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

The Beach at Night

The Beach at Night
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher : Europa Editions
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2016-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781609453718
ISBN 13 : 1609453719
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beach at Night Book Description:

A “beautifully written” dark fable from a doll’s point of view—by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels (The Washington Post). One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year. Readers of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll’s perspective. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù; feelings of abandonment and sadness; misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant; and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises . . . “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it.” —The Boston Globe

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher : Europa Editions UK
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2012-10-11
ISBN 10 : 9781787701151
ISBN 13 : 1787701158
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brilliant Friend Book Description:

OVER 5 MILLION COPIES SOLD IN ENGLISH WORLDWIDE OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD IN THE UK 14 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES GUARDIAN 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY 58 WEEKS ON THE BOOKSELLER’S TOP 20 ORIGINAL FICTION BESTSELLERS LIST SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015 43 INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS DEALS Now in B-format Paperback From one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, comes this ravishing and generous-hearted novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood 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 their friendship, beautifully and meticulously rendered, becomes a not always perfect shelter from hardship. Ferrante has created a memorable portrait of two women, but My Brilliant Friend is also the story of a nation. Through the lives of Elena and Lila, Ferrante gives her readers the story of a city and a country undergoing momentous change. “Nothing quite like it has ever been published.” - Guardian “Elena Ferrante has established herself as the foremost writer in Italy - and the world.” - The Sunday Times “This is high stakes, subversive literature.” - The Telegraph

The Story of the Lost Child

The Story of the Lost Child
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher : Text Publishing
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2016-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9781925355390
ISBN 13 : 192535539X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Lost Child Book Description:

The Story of the Lost Child is the long-awaited fourth volume in the Neapolitan Novels (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay). The quartet traces the friendship between Elena and Lila, from their childhood in a poor neighbourhood in Naples, to their thirties, when both women are mothers but each has chosen a different path. Their lives are still inextricably linked, for better or worse, especially when it comes to the drama of a lost child.

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Boxed Set

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Boxed Set
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher : Europa Editions UK
Total Pages : 1680
Release : 2015-10-03
ISBN 10 : 9781787700536
ISBN 13 : 1787700534
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Boxed Set Book Description:

“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.

Story of a New Name

Story of a New Name
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher : Europa Editions UK
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2013-09-12
ISBN 10 : 9781609451479
ISBN 13 : 1609451473
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Story of a New Name Book Description:

"Elena Ferrante may be the best contemporary novelist you have never heard of... If the best prose is like glass communicating without calling attention to itself Ms Ferrante's is crystal, and her storytelling both visceral and compelling" --The Economist 'While this trilogy is providing a captivating social history of mid-20th Neapolitan life it is primarily the story of a friendship.' --Lizzy's Literary Life

The Neapolitan Novels Boxed Set

The Neapolitan Novels Boxed Set
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2018-08-28
ISBN 10 : 1609455010
ISBN 13 : 9781609455019
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neapolitan Novels Boxed Set Book Description:

The Story of a New Name HBO Tie In Edition

The Story of a New Name  HBO Tie In Edition
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher : Europa Editions
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2020-03-17
ISBN 10 : 1609455533
ISBN 13 : 9781609455538
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of a New Name HBO Tie In Edition Book Description:

In this New York Times and national indie bestseller, Ferrante gives readers a poignant, universal story about friendship, class, and belonging.

The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter
Author : Elena Ferrante
Publisher : Europa Editions
Total Pages : 125
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124023537
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Daughter Book Description:

When Leda's daughters leave home to be with their father, she decides to take a trip to a small coastal town in Italy, but soon after she arrives memories from her unsettled past come back to haunt her.