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Elena Ferrante, Francesca Woodman, And Women Who Yearn To Disappear In Plain Sight

On the cover of Elena Ferrante’s highly anticipated upcoming book Frantumaglia, which translates to “self-portrait,” a young woman crouches beneath the window of a dilapidated house, her body cloaked in shards of wallpaper, peeled off into fragments, as flimsy as crepe paper. It’s rare to encounter a wall, often understood as a rigid barrier more than a physical thing, in such a fragile state ? so easily broken, worn like a cloth.
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