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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
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12 October 2018

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

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 abusive husband and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which have opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women have pushed 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.

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The information about Elena Ferrante is too scanty – she consistently refuses public appearances and interacts with readers through her publisher. “The Days of Abandonment” is her second novel which has been turned into a successful film. It is an original text, with modern and vivid voice, that grips the attention.

“The book is public: it contains everything that we have to say. Who takes an interest in the personality of the author today? The main thing is the finished work.” Elena Ferrante

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