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Why Anonymity Is More Artistically Rewarding Than Fame: Virginia Woolf on Elena Ferrante

"Obscurity rids the mind of the irk of envy and spite; [it] sets running in the veins the free waters of generosity and magnanimity; and allows giving and taking without thanks offered or praise given."
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Elena Ferrante Revealed

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

Elena Ferrante has revealed her true identity. At McSweeney’s. You could also read this piece on Ferrante’s “encompassing vision of human experience.” The post Elena Ferrante Revealed appeared first on The Millions.

I Am Not Elena Ferrante

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

No surprise here — Elena Ferrante fever continues to sweep the literary world. Last week, an Italian historian has to deny claims that she was actually Ferrante. Now, The Guardian takes a look at the history of pseudonyms more broad...

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

News : Huffington Post

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 o...

Books of The Times: Review: Elena Ferrante Wants Privacy. Her New Book Implies Otherwise.

Entertainment / Television : Media Decoder

In “Frantumaglia,” a collection of essays, letters and interviews, she undermines her declaration that her work is “self-sufficient” and that she should be anonymous.

Get On The Elena Ferrante Bandwagon

Society & Culture : The Awl

A little late to this, but James Wood's recent praise in the New Yorker for Italian author Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend is absolutely correct, and you should run out and buy the book immediately. DO NOT allow the scary and o...


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