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Online Reaction To The Italian Journalist Who ‘Investigated’ The (Possibly) Real Name Of Elena Ferrante Is Fierce

“Readers called the alleged scoop an intrusion into the life of one of the world’s most influential female writers. Some were afraid it would stop Ferrante from ever writing again, saying the story had been driven by the ego of the reporter and the New York Review of Books.” (The alleged author is identified in […]
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