Thursday, October 06, 2016

Why is the exposure of Elena Ferrante causing such outrage?

  • 5 October 2016 - BBC News
  • From the section Magazine
The unmasking of the true identity of Italian novelist Elena Ferrante has caused a massive outcry among her fans. One of them, Lucy Alexander, asks why they are so upset.
The hugely popular author Elena Ferrante was "outed" on Sunday in the New York Review of Books by an investigative journalist claiming her real name is Anita Raja.
A backlash against Claudio Gatti's scoop is now gathering force as thousands of critics, fans and fellow writers take to the internet to defend an author's right to anonymity.
"He thinks he has put us out of our misery, but no-one really wanted to know the identity of Elena Ferrante," writes Frances Wilson in the Times Literary Supplement.

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