(L'amica geniale) [PDF/EBOOK] ¹ Elena Ferrante

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  • L'amica geniale
  • Elena Ferrante
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  • 14 May 2018
  • 9780320088322

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review L'amica geniale L'amica geniale Read & Download Ý 4 review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Elena Ferrante These two women Ferrante tells the story of a neighbourhood a city and a country as it is transformed in ways that in turn also transform the relationship between her two protagonist. This novel has so much violence that it should come with some kind of rating Seriously I had no idea it was so dangerous to grow up in NaplesI feel no nostalgia for our childhood it was full of violence My Brilliant Friend is the story of two childhood friends Elena and Lila It is the first in a series and I confess that when I started reading it I did not intend to continue with them I was just going to read this first one to see what all the fuss over Ferrante was about It took me a while to get into the book there are so many families in the neighborhood and everyone has nicknames that it was tough to remember who was who and who did what to which relative There is a cast of characters listed at the front of the book but it s still confusing About midway through the book I really connected with the two main characters especially after they started going to school I could relate to Elena s jealousy about Lila and how she admired and imitated her strength Occasionally Lila opens up and admits how important Elena is to her and those moments are lovely Ferrante s descriptions are so good that eventually it felt as if I had been living with these familiesBut what exactly is the story you ask Well there are lots of them There are stories about cruel boys in the neighborhood There are stories about Lila s dream of making it rich by designing special shoes to sell There are stories about the competitions at school and how Elena and Lila would push each other to learn There are stories of Lila s family and how her father would abuse her when he lost his temper There are stories about the men who pursued Lila when she became a beautiful teenager and how she risked offending a powerful family There is the story of Elena s first boyfriend and how she has to navigate high school And finally there is the story of a weddingThe wedding scene is what closes out this first novel and something happens there that convinced me to read the second book You win FerranteUpdate A Few Weeks LaterI have gotten so involved in this series that I am reading Book 3 and have already ordered Book 4 My advice to those starting out is to be patient with this first novel a lot of the events that happen in Elena s childhood have long lasting effects like seeds that had to be planted so they could sprout later on The I read about these two women the I admire them I highly recommend these Ferrante novels Favorite uoteRight away from the first day school had seemed to me a much nicer place than home It was the place in the neighborhood where I felt safest I went there with excitement I paid attention to the lessons I carried out with the greatest diligence everything that I was told to carry out I learned But most of all I liked pleasing the teacher I liked pleasing everyoneA Disturbing But Incredible PassageWe lived in a world in which children and adults were often wounded blood flowed from the wounds they festered and sometimes people died One of the daughters of Signora Assunta the fruit and vegetable seller had stepped on a nail and died of tetanus Signora Spagnuole s youngest child had died of croup A cousin of mine at the age of twenty had gone one morning to move some rubble and that night was dead crushed the blood pouring out of his ears and mouth My mother s father had been killed when he fell from a scaffolding at a building site The father of Signor Peluso was missing an arm the lathe had caught him unawares The sister of Giuseppina Signor Peluso s wife had died of tuberculosis at twenty two The oldest son of Don Achille I had never seen him and yet I seemed to remember him had gone to war and died twice drowned in the Pacific Ocean then eaten by sharks The entire Melchiorre family had died clinging to each other screaming with fear in a bombardment Old Signorina Clorinda had died inhaling gas instead of air Guanine who was in fourth grade when were were in first had died one day because he had come across a bomb and touched it Legion with whom we had played in the courtyard or maybe not she was only a name had died of typhus Our world was like that full of words that killed croup tetanus typhus gas war lathe rubble work bombardment bomb tuberculosis infection With these words and those years I bring back the many fears that accompanied me all my life

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review L'amica geniale L'amica geniale Read & Download Ý 4 review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Elena Ferrante Style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship Through the lives of. type edit delete undo delete type edit deletedeep breathstart againtype edit deletemake a coffeetype edit deletepour a drinktype edit deletedesperation sets in The dog ate my review Why why why can t I find any words to say about this bookThe problem is I don t know what I feel about it In fact the book has left me without any feelings good or bad It has left me blank I m not used to feeling blank after readingI read Ferrante s The Days of Abandonment last year and I was excited while reading I felt every line of it intensely I was so stimulated by the writing the words and the dramatic tone seemed to match the episodes of the narrative uite perfectly that I started writing the review even before I d finished reading the book With this one I skimmed I nodded off I left it down often and only reluctantly picked it up again I finally finished it on a flight after I d deliberately not carried any other reading material with me In my desperation to find something to say about the book I even thought about rereading it

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review L'amica geniale L'amica geniale Read & Download Ý 4 review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Elena Ferrante A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors My Brilliant Friend is a rich intense and generous hearted story about two friends Elena and Lila Ferrante's inimitable. I have been studying Italian in my free time and so decided to try reading one of the most popular Italian writers of today Elena Ferrante There have been many articles about this author s mysterious anonymity Her real identity is unknown except to her publisher because she wishes to have a normal life I get that Still it only adds to the intrigue as you can t help but wonder who writes these marvelous books My Brilliant Friend is not the sort of book I would normally pick up as I prefer fantasy fiction This is contemporary realistic fiction about two women who grow up together in the 1950s and 1960s in a poor neighborhood in Naples The cast of characters is large and for me an American reader I was missing some cultural context that made it a little bewildering at first I read the book in English because my Italian is not that good yet and the style was both deeply intimate and jarringly matter of fact The narrator Elena tells us everything about her upbringing in a neighborhood where harsh poverty is the norm and family violence is unremarkable even for instance when a father sends a daughter flying out a second story window Elena grows up side by side with her friendfoilpersonal albatross Lila who is naturally brilliant at everything and beautiful than Elena but who is held down by circumstances to work in her father s shoe store while Elena has a chance to escape her life through education The book is a blow by blow confessional following the two girls from their earliest memories through their early adulthood The short chapters keep the pages turning and by the end of the novel I found myself very involved in the lives of the characters It is epic in the best sense of the word and yet uiet and personal in its scope At the end there is a cliffhanger so brutal I immediately had to go and buy the next volume of this series Wow cliffhangers work I should try them some time