Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Elena Ferrante: literary storm as Italian reporter 'identifies' author

Posted at 3:40PM Sunday 02 Oct 2016
After a months-long investigation it is now possible to make a powerful case for Ferrante's true identity. Far from the daughter of a Neapolitan seamstress described in Frantumaglia, new revelations from real estate and financial records point to Anita Raja, a Rome-based translator whose German-born mother fled the Holocaust and later married a Neapolitan magistrate.


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