Elena Ferrante’s world of interiors

The formation of female identity in the Neapolitan quartet and The Lying Life of Adults.   

In the first paragraph of Elena Ferrante’s story of a teenage girl’s progression towards young adulthood, we are powerfully returned to the world of the Neapolitan quartet. The narrator, having related the moment on which she believes her childhood turned, tells us that it remains fixed in time and place. But she herself “slipped away, and am still slipping away, within these lines that are intended to give me a story, while in fact, I am nothing, nothing of my own, nothing that has...
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2020-09-16 17:35
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