Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Beautiful Spanish Novel for Fans of Elena Ferrante

Off the Shelf
By Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes    |   Friday, October 21, 2016
Decades before Elena Ferrante gifted us with Lenù and Lila in her Neapolitan novels, Carmen Laforet gave us Andrea in NADA. The works have a great deal in common: in both, passionate young women try to wrench themselves from the poverty and close-mindedness of their society. The specter of World War II looms over both books, along with the reality that for many that war never ended but continued on in broken hearts and crooked streets all across Europe. READ MORE

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