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If You Want to Know Who Elena Ferrante ‘Really’ Is, You’re Asking the Wrong Questions

Secrets are difficult to keep until they’re forgotten entirely, and it strikes me that the revelation of the person (or people) behind the pen name Elena Ferrante was inevitable. What we’ll never know is whether Ferrante would have someday done it herself if it hadn’t (allegedly) been done for her ... More »
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