(New) [Storia del nuovo cognome] author Elena Ferrante


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  • Storia del nuovo cognome
  • Elena Ferrante
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  • 18 October 2018
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Elena Ferrante É 5 review

Elena Ferrante É 5 review Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Elena Ferrante Read ß Storia del nuovo cognome ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Late 1950s through to the current day and about two remarkable young women who are very much the products of that place and time Yet in doing so she has created a world in which readers will recognize themselves and has drawn a marvelously nuanced portrait of friendshipIn The Story of a New Name Lila has recently married and made her entrée into the family business; Elena meanwhile continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling Love jealousy family freedom comm. This is a marvelous novel with heart and soul Neapolitan heart and soul that is The second installment in the famous Elena Ferrante tetralogy for me anyway exceeded the first book in originality and plot line I found it moving and a very uick read despite its nearly 500 page lengthFor this review I wanted to focus on the title and the importance of names in Ferrante s work First off there is it seems to me a Proustian reference here to Le nom du pays Le nom which is the somewhat ambiguous subtitle of one of the early sections of La Recherche du Temps Perdu There are some similarities between Proust s style of describing Marcel s youth to how Ms Ferrante describes Elena s youth There is also a second subtle Proustian techniue we learn in this book that the narrator writes her first book and publishes it under her name Elena and we know the author s name is given as Elena so as the same ambiguity exists between Marcel and Elena the narrators Marcel and Elena the characters and Marcel and Elena the authors of the book Underneath this in the narrative itself names play a huge role in the story The and I apologize for the overwrought term ambiguity once again ambiguous frontier between ElenaLinaLenucchia and LilaLen is apparent in their names and their nicknames As an aside is it me or does the Italian language have an incredible plethora of nicknames Elena s search for identity is complex and goes through ups and downs a reason for this is precisely how hard it is for her to distinguish herself from Lila in her own head complex because their trajectories their looks their families are both so incredibly different and yet Elena has this magnetic inevitable attraction to her friend and this impedes her search for selfWe pick up the lives of Lila and Elena in the 60s after Lila s mariage to Stefano and during Elena s studies in high school and at university in Pisa The themes that were present in My Brilliant Friend resonate here once again especially those of the subjugation of women and the problems of class Elena s sexual initiation and the battering of Lila by Stefano serve as examples of the former whereas both characters struggles to escape the Neopolitan slums permeate both of their stories What fascinates me as a reader is the raw realistic descriptions of Elena s success in gaining some recognition in good society and her complex feelings of shame and pride that envelope her As for Lila her attempts to escape her disastrous mariage lead her to mistreat Elena time and time again and despite her heart stopping beauty and sensuality she seems inescapably tied to the neighborhood the Camorra as represented by the Solari brothers and her dialect which binds her to her fate as well What also strikes me is the lucid interpretation of the characters actions When Nino kisses Elena on the cheek and then fatefully Lila In his view it meant Let s get rid of all the filters that prevent us from fully savoring our being here and now real p 223 This is actually another theme of the book how do we live authentically despite the constraints of our culture and our upbringing The dialogs are rapid fire and full of irony and meaning I regret that I cannot read in Italian because I imagine that the passages between Italian and dialect and the intertextual inferences must be even better in the original The perception of our own self deception on a daily basis also pervades the text There are moments when we resort to senseless formulations and advance absurd claims to hide straightforward feelings p 271 is a lucid truth that is observed by the narrator again and again Time and time again Elena is led down corridors of moral ambivalence I was there on the island the air stirred by the cab s movement assailed me with the intense odors of the vegetation from which the night was evaporating But it was a mortified presence submissive to the demands of others p 284 In this way both Naples and Ischia are also characters in the story in how they form the personality of the protagonists The real problem for Elena is her own lack of self identity self love Their passion invaded me disturbed me I loved them both and so I couldn t love myself feel myself affirm myself with a need for life of my own one that had the same blind mute force as theirs So it seemed to me p 284 There is a gorgeous passage on page 289 of soul searching on the beach where we feel her pain her alienation from herself that was literally painful to read Lila is right the beauty of things is a trick the sky is the throne of fear Powerful words Water and the sea are a consistent metaphor for the narrator s self loathing And if on the surface my condition might seem solid compact here instead beside Lila I felt sodden earth too soaked with water p 294 Yet it is at this point after the fateful night away from Nunzio that Elena starts to change once again and find herself This passage was brilliant And her life continuously appears in mine in the words that I ve uttered in which there s often an echo of hers in a particular gesture that is an adaptation of a gesture of hers in my less which is such because of her in my which is the yielding to the force of her less Not to mention what she never said but let me guess what I didn t know and read later in her notebooks Thus the story of the facts has to reckon with filters deferments partial truths half lies from it comes an arduous measurement of time passed that is based completely on the unreliable measuring device of words p 337 And yet those words are where Elena will find vindication and meaning as she is finally able to put them on paper and write her first book This comes of course after tribulation in Pisa where Elena feels the social distance between her and the academic society Gone was the pleasure of re educating my voice my gestures my way of dressing and walking as if I were competing for the prize of the best disguise the mask worn so well that is was almost a face p 400 This passage reminded me a lot of the Bal des Masues in Le Temps Retrouv And it is precisely at this moment of reflection that she writes her book I can t wait to read the third volume of this series and can t emphasize enough how engaging a read these books are I hope my review will incite you to read or reread this magnificent book C mon library hurry up The Angel and the Prince young women who are very much the products of that place and time Yet in doing so she has created a world in which readers will recognize themselves and has drawn a marvelously nuanced portrait of friendshipIn The Story of a New Name Lila has recently married and made her entrée into the family business; Elena meanwhile continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling Love jealousy family freedom comm. This is a marvelous novel with heart and soul Neapolitan heart and soul that is The second installment in the famous Elena Ferrante tetralogy for me anyway exceeded the first book in originality and plot line I found it moving and a very uick read despite its nearly 500 page lengthFor this review I wanted to focus on the title and the importance of names in Ferrante s work First off there is it seems to me a Proustian reference here to Le nom du pays Le nom which is the somewhat ambiguous subtitle of one of the early sections of La Recherche du Temps Perdu There are some similarities between Proust s style of describing Marcel s Cuckolded by the Futa Motorcycle Club youth to how Ms Ferrante describes Elena s Princess More Tears to Cry youth There is also a second subtle Proustian techniue we learn in this book that the narrator writes her first book and publishes it under her name Elena and we know the author s name is given as Elena so as the same ambiguity exists between Marcel and Elena the narrators Marcel and Elena the characters and Marcel and Elena the authors of the book Underneath this in the narrative itself names play a huge role in the story The and I apologize for the overwrought term ambiguity once again ambiguous frontier between ElenaLinaLenucchia and LilaLen is apparent in their names and their nicknames As an aside is it me or does the Italian language have an incredible plethora of nicknames Elena s search for identity is complex and goes through ups and downs a reason for this is precisely how hard it is for her to distinguish herself from Lila in her own head complex because their trajectories their looks their families are both so incredibly different and The Princess of 8th Street yet Elena has this magnetic inevitable attraction to her friend and this impedes her search for selfWe pick up the lives of Lila and Elena in the 60s after Lila s mariage to Stefano and during Elena s studies in high school and at university in Pisa The themes that were present in My Brilliant Friend resonate here once again especially those of the subjugation of women and the problems of class Elena s sexual initiation and the battering of Lila by Stefano serve as examples of the former whereas both characters struggles to escape the Neopolitan slums permeate both of their stories What fascinates me as a reader is the raw realistic descriptions of Elena s success in gaining some recognition in good society and her complex feelings of shame and pride that envelope her As for Lila her attempts to escape her disastrous mariage lead her to mistreat Elena time and time again and despite her heart stopping beauty and sensuality she seems inescapably tied to the neighborhood the Camorra as represented by the Solari brothers and her dialect which binds her to her fate as well What also strikes me is the lucid interpretation of the characters actions When Nino kisses Elena on the cheek and then fatefully Lila In his view it meant Let s get rid of all the filters that prevent us from fully savoring our being here and now real p 223 This is actually another theme of the book how do we live authentically despite the constraints of our culture and our upbringing The dialogs are rapid fire and full of irony and meaning I regret that I cannot read in Italian because I imagine that the passages between Italian and dialect and the intertextual inferences must be even better in the original The perception of our own self deception on a daily basis also pervades the text There are moments when we resort to senseless formulations and advance absurd claims to hide straightforward feelings p 271 is a lucid truth that is observed by the narrator again and again Time and time again Elena is led down corridors of moral ambivalence I was there on the island the air stirred by the cab s movement assailed me with the intense odors of the vegetation from which the night was evaporating But it was a mortified presence submissive to the demands of others p 284 In this way both Naples and Ischia are also characters in the story in how they form the personality of the protagonists The real problem for Elena is her own lack of self identity self love Their passion invaded me disturbed me I loved them both and so I couldn t love myself feel myself affirm myself with a need for life of my own one that had the same blind mute force as theirs So it seemed to me p 284 There is a gorgeous passage on page 289 of soul searching on the beach where we feel her pain her alienation from herself that was literally painful to read Lila is right the beauty of things is a trick the sky is the throne of fear Powerful words Water and the sea are a consistent metaphor for the narrator s self loathing And if on the surface my condition might seem solid compact here instead beside Lila I felt sodden earth too soaked with water p 294 Yet it is at this point after the fateful night away from Nunzio that Elena starts to change once again and find herself This passage was brilliant And her life continuously appears in mine in the words that I ve uttered in which there s often an echo of hers in a particular gesture that is an adaptation of a gesture of hers in my less which is such because of her in my which is the The Complete Bostock and Harris yielding to the force of her less Not to mention what she never said but let me guess what I didn t know and read later in her notebooks Thus the story of the facts has to reckon with filters deferments partial truths half lies from it comes an arduous measurement of time passed that is based completely on the unreliable measuring device of words p 337 And The Tailor and Ansty yet those words are where Elena will find vindication and meaning as she is finally able to put them on paper and write her first book This comes of course after tribulation in Pisa where Elena feels the social distance between her and the academic society Gone was the pleasure of re educating my voice my gestures my way of dressing and walking as if I were competing for the prize of the best disguise the mask worn so well that is was almost a face p 400 This passage reminded me a lot of the Bal des Masues in Le Temps Retrouv And it is precisely at this moment of reflection that she writes her book I can t wait to read the third volume of this series and can t emphasize enough how engaging a read these books are I hope my review will incite Hot Water Man you to read or reread this magnificent book C mon library hurry up

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Elena Ferrante É 5 review Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Elena Ferrante Read ß Storia del nuovo cognome ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In 2012 Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend introduced readers to the unforgettable Elena and Lila whose lifelong friendship provides the backbone for the Neapolitan Novels The Story of a New Name is the second book in this series With these books which the New Yorker's James Wood described as large captivating amiably peopled a beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal Ferrante proves herself to be one of Italy's most accomplished storytellers She writes vividly about a specific neighborhood of Naples from the. This novel broke my heart It broke my heart so badly that I had to stop reading it for a few days to recoverThis is the second book of Elena Ferrante s Neapolitan series and it follows Elena and Lila from their teenage years and into their early 20s Their neighborhood in Naples is still rough and violent in the 1960s but Lila s marriage to the wealthy grocer Stefano allows her to climb out of the poverty The two friends were often competitive especially about school but in book two they are also competitive about menWhich brings me to why this novel broke my heart It s hard to talk about this book without spoilers so I shall hide it for those who don t want to know yet view spoilerElena who is our narrator has been in love with Nino Sarratore since they were children Nino is smart and driven but also uiet and elusive While on vacation the beautiful Lila steals Nino away and the two begin an affair Lila insists she s fallen in love with Nino and wants to leave her husband Meanwhile Elena is so depressed over losing her chance with Nino that she ends up in a situation where she s seduced you could also say raped by Nino s creepy father hide spoiler

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Elena Ferrante É 5 review Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Elena Ferrante Read ß Storia del nuovo cognome ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Itment and above all friendship these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life's challenges In these Neapolitan Novels Elena Ferrante the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging. 45 starsYes it s Lila who makes writing difficult My life forced me to imagine what hers would have been if what happened to me had happened to her what use she would have made of my luck And her life continuously appears in mine in the words that I ve uttered in which there s often an echo of hers in my less which is such because of her in my which is the yielding to the force of her lessThis second book in Elena Ferrante s Neapolitan series continues the story of two childhood friends now young adults Lila and Elena Just as riveting as My Brilliant Friend The Story of a New Name captured my attention from page one It s uite dramatic really and I found that at times my head was spinning from the depth of the penetrating look at the lives behaviors motivations and innermost thoughts of this pair Now a book that sets my head spinning can be a good thing and it was here An accomplished writer like Ferrante can draw you in like you are watching the drama play out right in front of you It did reuire however a step back from time to time to relax and catch my breath A bit of re energizing is necessary to take it all in Imagine yourself a teenager still with all the complexities of emotions the uncertainties the jealousies and the sometimes rash behaviors attributed to you and your friends and acuaintances But now add in a degree of poverty that most of us are fortunately not accustomed to violence that I pray most are not subjected to and the expectations and obstacles faced by women in the late 1950s and early 1960s This is precisely what Lila and Elena deal with and what we as readers are privy to through the lens provided to us Now if you haven t read the first book in the series you may want to stop reading this review at this point I m not revealing any spoilers but I personally didn t want any details before reading and you may feel the same I just want to talk about Lila and Elena a little bit Throughout the novel I found myself reflecting on the two and who was better off who the stronger of the two characters etc I think the opening uote to my review really sums up the relationship between the two and I came to my own conclusion whether right or wrong that each completes the other Elena may have had educational opportunities but without the encouragement of Lila as well as a sense of competition she may not have had the drive to take advantage of those opportunities Lila finds herself in a marriage that does not suit her from the beginning but she will fight for something She has material possessions and after all wasn t that the dream these two had as little girls Wasn t that the goal of going to school and receiving an education They wanted to become rich But happiness is elusive Perhaps riches are not enough Is it too late to re make oneself and achieve something I think Lila can sustain herself knowing that Elena has been successful with her studies Maybe there are ways to rise above the poverty and the violence of the neighborhood other than money The narrative is written from Elena s point of view but we also get occasional glimpses from Lila s point of view through a series of notebooks she entrusted to Elena Notebooks that Elena was not given permission to read but that is neither here nor there If your best friend gave you her diary for safekeeping what would you do Maybe your friend gave you the diary because she couldn t express the deepest feelings in her heart and she knew that you would not be able to resist In this way you can share your thoughts in a less confrontational manner perhaps I don t really know but it was certainly a clever means for us to glean than just Elena s point of view here I don t know that I can say much about this book or this series it s one that I could contemplate for an indefinite amount of time So much happens in these pages but none of it is confusing There are a lot of names and variations of names for the same person A guide at the front of the book helps with this Otherwise it flows seamlessly and is written skillfully There is drama but I don t mean to say it s melodramatic Not in the least I will admit that it is addicting Oh and that ending I will read the next in the series albeit with a bit of a break in between


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    (New) [Storia del nuovo cognome] author Elena Ferrante I finished Elena Ferrante's second volume a few hours ago and I'm overwhelmed by her power She writes with her fingers stuck inside a electric plug She drills and drills all the way through the tiniest sensation till she reaches raw matter The story of the New Name is even entrancing than My brilliant friend the first vo

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    (New) [Storia del nuovo cognome] author Elena Ferrante This novel broke my heart It broke my heart so badly that I had to stop reading it for a few days to recoverThis is the second book of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan series and it follows Elena and Lila from their

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    (New) [Storia del nuovo cognome] author Elena Ferrante Elena Ferrante É 5 review What's your ugly place?We all have one We all have a place we uite deliberately do not go to That we are aware is there but have developed systems and defensive walls and jokes and denials in order to keep it out of the light of day It's the place you can't help but end up sometimes when something particularly e

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    Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Elena Ferrante (New) [Storia del nuovo cognome] author Elena Ferrante This is a marvelous novel with heart and soul Neapolitan heart and soul that is The second installment in the famous Elena Ferrante tetralogy for me anyway exceeded the first book in originality and plot line I found it moving and a very uick

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    (New) [Storia del nuovo cognome] author Elena Ferrante Elena Ferrante É 5 review Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Elena Ferrante For your whole life you love people and you never really know who they are Nunzia to Lenù p215This one's a heartbreaker So

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    Elena Ferrante É 5 review Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Elena Ferrante Summary Storia del nuovo cognome Loved it just as much the 2nd time reading it I adore these characters and would read 100 books about them 45 stars Update Bumping this one up to a 5 stars because after a few months of thinking about it it's definitely my favorite in the series I keep finding myself thinking of certain scenes and elements of thi

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    (New) [Storia del nuovo cognome] author Elena Ferrante 45 starsYes it’s Lila who makes writing difficult My life forced me to imagine what hers would have been if what happened to me had happened to her what use she would have made of my luck And her life continuously appears in mine in the words that I’ve uttered in which there’s often an echo of hers in my less which is such because of

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    Summary Storia del nuovo cognome (New) [Storia del nuovo cognome] author Elena Ferrante Elena Ferrante É 5 review I’m still a bit puzzled about the phenomen that Ferrante’s cycle is I don’t find writing particuralry brilliant I think I didn’t mark any single uote here and yet enjoyed the story I thought it was very predictible at times I could see what was coming and mostly hadn’t been suprised by the course of events and st

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