For a sociologist with a long-term interest in Italy’s history, this novel is a gold class case study. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. So I can add a series, or I can add a new book to a series, but when someone has stuffed up so that one of the books is named as in the series by its Italian name, L’amica geniale, and the other three are named under the English series title The Neapolitan Novels, it takes a Super Librarian to fix it up! The United States "Ferrante's novels are intensely, violently personal, and because of this they seem to dangle bristling key chains of confession before the unsuspecting reader." I saw the writing on that wall right from the get go. Apple Books Preview. Enter your email address to follow Theresa Smith Writes and receive notifications of new posts by email. I don’t think his son, Nino, was quite worth the mental and emotional energy Elena expended on him. Ferrante takes a microscope to themes such as gender roles, poverty, politics, religion, love, class, childhood and above all, friendship. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. At times, you could imagine that if people had been shouting those same words in English, the effect would not have been the same. My Brilliant Friend, as the first novel of four, focuses on Lenù and Lila’s childhood up to the age of 16. Very simply: it’s about two girls who are like little feral animals surviving an unstable, angry neighbourhood in post-war Naples. The stranglehold the Solara family, and the Carracci family before them, had on the community was no exaggeration. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I’m finding more and more that I have a preference for watching first and reading second. Perhaps it’s not a series you can read back to back? Book Blog | Book Reviews, Reading Inspiration & Travel Diaries, Award-Winning UKYA Book Blogger, Social Media Tips, Mental Health, Gleanings from the dark forests of French fairy tales, "Sooner or later, Mr. Fowler, one has to take sides, if one is to remain human." So here’s a briefer one. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One (Anglais) Broché – 25 septembre 2012 de Elena Ferrante (Auteur) › Consulter la page Elena Ferrante d'Amazon. If you’ve ever felt inferior to your friends, this book is the cure. She was too much about the external gratification. (I’m a ‘librarian’ at GR). This community had many characteristics defining it, but not all of them were negative, not by a long shot. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Author of The Boy With Blue Trousers and The Concubine's Child. I found Lena intolerable in book 2 and I couldn’t see her improving. Bravissimo! I have only read the first novel, and not long after if first came out in Aust. My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Novels Book 1) Elena Ferrante. I read this one when it came out: it was well-hyped by the publisher because it was the first of the Ferrante novels in English, and I enjoyed it. It’s a stimulating and lively novel and I could see at a glance on Goodreads that it’s one of those love it or hate it novels. Elena Ferrante is the best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, now an HBO original series. Remove from wishlist failed. $9.99. My Brilliant Friend, as the first novel of four, focuses on Lenù and Lila’s childhood up to the age of 16. I picked up the book straight away and read it in a day (very, very late into the night). I agree, the anonymity is something I really admire. Jetzt eBook herunterladen & mit Ihrem Tablet oder eBook Reader lesen. Lila’s beauty came not only from her looks but from the fire within her, that dangerous mix that Alfonso pointed out to Elena. Voir les 100 premiers en Livres anglais et étrangers, Family Saga Fiction (Livres anglais et étrangers), Contemporary Fiction (Livres anglais et étrangers), Traduire tous les commentaires en français, Afficher ou modifier votre historique de navigation, Recyclage (y compris les équipements électriques et électroniques), Annonces basées sur vos centres d’intérêt. My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1 (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Elena Ferrante, Hillary Huber, Blackstone Audio, Inc.: Audible Audiobooks Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. 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