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The Unmasking of Elena Ferrante: Journalistically Defensible, Perhaps, But Morally Questionable

So, now you (likely) know who Elena Ferrante is. How does it feel? Does it make a difference to how you approach her work? Do you feel like you’ve unravelled some sort of mystery? I’m not going to say who she is here — not that it matters, because since the New York Review of Books […]
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