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Incidental Inventions Elena Ferrante

Incidental Inventions By Elena Ferrante

Incidental Inventions by Elena Ferrante


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18M copies of Elena Ferrante's books sold worldwide

Elena Ferrante's Guardian columns, collected and illustrated.

Incidental Inventions Summary

Incidental Inventions by Elena Ferrante

18M copies of Elena Ferrante's books sold worldwide

This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me.

With these words, Elena Ferrante, the bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian. For a full year she penned short pieces, the subjects of which were suggested by editors at the Guardian, turning the writing process into a kind of prolonged interlocution; the subjects ranged from first love to climate change, from enmity among women to the adaptation of her novels to film and TV. As she said in her final column: I have written as an author of novels, taking on matters that are important to me and that-if I have the will and the time-I'd like to develop within real narrative mechanisms.

Here, then, are the seeds of possible future novels, the ruminations of an internationally beloved author, and the abiding preoccupations of a writer who has been called one of the great novelists of our time (The New York Times). Gathered together for the first time and accompanied by an entirely new introduction written by Elena Ferrante and by Andrea Ucini's intelligent, witty, and beautiful illustrations, this is a must for all Ferrante fans.

Incidental Inventions Reviews

Elena Ferrante's novels have a driving and unconventional narrative power that has gripped readers across a wide cultural range. -- Margaret Drabble * The Guardian *
Elena Ferrante is the literary child of Jane Austen and John Steinbeck. -- Rachel Sylverster * The Times *
Ferrante's writing seems to say something that hasn't been said before-it isn't easy to specify what this is-in a way so compelling its readers forget where they are, abandon friends and disdain sleep. -- Joanna Biggs * London Review of Books *

About Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008), and the four novels known as the Neapolitan Quartet (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child) which were published by Europa Editions between 2012 and 2015. My Brilliant Friend, the HBO series directed by Saverio Costanzo, premiered in 2018. Ferrante is also the author of Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey (Europa, 2016), a children's picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night (Europa, 2016), and a collection of personal essays illustrated by Andrea Ucini entitled Incidental Inventions (Europa, 2019). The Lost Daughter was made into a feature film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Olivia Colman. Her most recent novel is The Lying Life of Adults (Europa, 2020). In the Margins, a collection of original essays on reading and writing, was published by Europa in 2022. Ann Goldstein is one of the most accomplished translators from the Italian working today. Best known for her translations of Elena Ferrante's oeuvre, she has also brought to Anglo-Saxon readers novels by Primo Levi, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Alessandro Baricco and other classic and contemporary Italian writers.

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NGR9781787701908
9781787701908
1787701905
Incidental Inventions by Elena Ferrante
New
Hardback
Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
2019-11-21
112
N/A
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