Friday, April 22, 2016

Elena Ferrante and the myth that female artists owe us more than their work

Book2BookWednesday 20 Apr 2016

It's not every book that makes you so mad you turn it into a projectile. Then again, not every book is written by Elena Ferrante. A literary phenomenon whose work has received near-universal praise, topped international bestseller lists, and inspired feverish hashtags among devoted fans, Ferrante would be the subject of fascination even before mentioning the fact that no one knows who she actually is. Add that famous pseudonymity to the mix, and she becomes one of the most intriguing figures in contemporary literature.

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