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Elena Ferrante is a brilliant writer whose art rested on keeping her personal and professional lives separate. The author of the Neapolitan novels and a slew of similarly feminist-leaning books, she catalyzed Ferrante Fever, a worldwide obsession with her singular approach to storytelling. The name “Elena Ferrante” is a pseudonym; the author prefers to be anonymous for reasons both personal and artistic that she has laid out in several interviews.
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