Ferrante, The Story of a New Name


Ferrante, The Story of a New Name

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In 2012, Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend introduced readers to the unforgettable Elena and Lila, whose lifelong friendship provides the backbone for the Neapolitan Novels. The Story of a New Name is the second book in this series. With these books, which the New Yorker’s James Wood described as “large, captivating, amiably peopled… a beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal”, Ferrante proves herself to be one of Italy’s most accomplished storytellers. She writes vividly about a specific neighborhood of Naples from the late 1950s through to the current day and about two remarkable women who are very much the products of that place and time. Yet in doing so she has created a world in which readers will recognize themselves and has drawn a marvellously nuanced portrait of friendship. In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her entrée into the family business; Elena meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighbourhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life’s challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging. (Text on frontcover's side)

 

Kirjailija

 

Elena Ferrante on italialainen kirjailija. Hänen oikea henkilöllisyytensä ei ole tiedossa. Ferrante kuvaa teoksissaan oppineiden naisten elämää yhteiskunnallisen kuohunnan keskellä.

 

Elena Ferrante, Wikipedia (fi)

 

 

 

Tuotteen lisätiedot

Teoksen nimi The Story of a New Name
Tekijä Ferrante, Elena
Kieli Englanti (in English)
Kustantaja/Julkaisija ja julkaisupaikka Europa Editions, New York
Julkaisuvuosi, alkuperäinen 2012
Painos, painopaikka ja -vuosi 10. painos, painettu Italiassa 2015
Sivumäärä 471 sivua
Alkuperämaa Italia
Alkuperäinen teos (ja kieli) Storia del nuovo cognome (italia)
Kääntäjä Ann Goldstein (italiasta englantiin)
Sarja Napoli-sarja (2. teos)
ISBN 978-1-60945-134-9
Korkeus / cm 20,9 cm
Leveys / cm 13,5 cm
Paksuus / cm 3,7 cm
Paino / g 491 g
Kuntoluokka (ja -kuvaus) K3 (Hyvä; pientä kulumaa kansissa)
Sidonta Nidottu (pehmeäkantinen), kuvakansi
Koodi AK0318

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