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What Made Elena Ferrante Into A Writer

As generations of parents giving daughters journals and blank books might suspect, it was a diary - but not simply the mechanical act of writing down her day or recording her thoughts. Instead, the break between who she was in person and who she was in her diary became too strong. "I had to stop […]
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