She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and the quartet of Neapolitan Novels: My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. Elena Ferrante wrote a good book, captivating and touching, about female friends living in Napoli, a the same time intimate and political. I was immediately struck by how the TV series was almost exactly like the book, with a few chronological exceptions, and that hardly ever happens. Etes-vous un auteur? My Brilliant Friend. ❤ My Brilliant Friend: Neap... For mostly adult, literary, fiction; focusing on historical, contemporary, biographical, and women. (And I'm a man so don't tell me it's a novel just for women). Infos sur La Plate-forme Auteurs. At times, you could imagine that if people had been shouting those same words in English, the effect would not have been the same. A super librarian! Ha! Soon to be an HBO series, book one in the. My Brilliant Friend, as the first novel of four, focuses on Lenù and Lila’s childhood up to the age of 16. Have you read others by Ferrante, out of this series? My Brilliant Friend So, I watched My Brilliant Friend (over two days) and as far as a TV series goes, that gets five stars. However, as you’ll see in tomorrow’s review, I didn’t like book 2. But it’s in Elena’s friendship with Lila that I liked her the least. I do really want to keep watching but so far, season 2 is not available where I am. Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels have become undisputed modern classics famed for their meticulous characterisation and richly evoked atmosphere. Great story telling, great narration, great writing. Anyway, better late than never! Livraison à partir de 0,01 € en France métropolitaine, Consulter la page Elena Ferrante d'Amazon. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. ou ses filiales. My Brilliant Friend is a coming of age novel not just for two girls, but for a nation, who had, in a relatively short amount of time, experienced extreme political turbulence under multiple political regimes, civil war, and two world wars. There was a helpful cast list in the front of the book but I didn’t need to refer to it once I’d started. Luminously written and expertly translated, My Brilliant Friend begins the epic coming-of-age not just of Elena and Lila but of the Italian nation itself. Neither family had much money but the job held by Elena’s father meant that he saw education in action on a daily basis, whereas for Lila’s father, it was unnecessary, an unwanted expense and a possible danger to the order of his household. I know I do. Her most recent novel is The Lying Life of Adults (Europa, 2020). My Brilliant Friend: 1 (Neapolitan Quartet, 1) by Ferrante, Elena and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.co.uk. So it’s not ‘fixable’. The characters are boring (a bunch of youth in the hood, either punching each other to bleed or flirting like mad. Buy Neapolitan Novels Series Elena Ferrante Collection 4 Books Bundle (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Story of the Lost Child) by Elena Ferrante (ISBN: 9789123473151) from Amazon's Book Store. Merci d’essayer à nouveau. I didn’t bother to review them, because I was late to the party even a few years ago, haha. Zami: A New Spelling of my Name by Audre Lorde. Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by) Paperback. Did Ferrante miss the beat with Elena and overplay the whining and apathy? Wow. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. This was demonstrated over and over throughout the novel but perhaps the most powerful symbol of it was evidenced in that ending: the inevitable appearance at the wedding of the unwanted guest and those shoes, a forceful statement of exactly where and with whom the power lies. What I thought was exceptional was that Elena Ferrante moves the characters effortlesly from one time to another without the reader getting lost. It is so honest and right and opens up heart to so much. ( Log Out /  The series (I should have realised this) is published in multiple translations, so there are multiple titles of the same book in the same series, also named in multiple languages. I enjoyed this book immensely which was a sociological immersion of a certain strata of Naples at a given time. Thank you! Veuillez réessayer. Author of The Boy With Blue Trousers and The Concubine's Child. Did you have the cast and sets in mind as you read? For such a smart young woman, she is almost entirely devoid of emotional intelligence. She really can write! I love your review. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. The series has been characterized as a bildungsroman, or coming-of-age story. Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" CDN$ 15.99 — — Audible Audiobook, Unabridged "Please retry" CDN$ 0.00 . Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book One - Ebook written by Elena Ferrante. Elena Ferrante returns with ‘The Lying Life of Adults,’ and fans of the Neapolitan novels will be thrilled By Marion Winik August 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. UTC Oh, I’m so, SO glad that you’ve read and reviewed this – one of my absolute favourites, and this review is perfection ❤️. The Hazel Wood: A Novel Melissa Albert. I thought they were all the same series, but Goodreads as #1 as a different series. The main female characters' friendship is not convincing at all and the prose is embarrassingly juvenile and unsophisticated. The company announced that the second novel in Elena Ferrante’s best-selling Neapolitan series, The Story of a New Name, will be adapted for TV, coming on the heels of HBO and RAI’s production of the saga’s first book, My Brilliant Friend… 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,259. Les membres Amazon Prime bénéficient de livraisons gratuites illimitées toute l'année, Choisissez parmi 20 000 points retrait en France et en Belgique, incluant points relais et consignes automatiques Amazon Lockers, Sélectionnez cette adresse lors de votre commande, Acheter les articles sélectionnés ensemble, Livraison à EUR 0,01 sur les livres et gratuite dès EUR 25 d'achats sur tout autre article, Europa Editions; Original édition (25 septembre 2012). This reader loved it and I highly recommend the TV series as well. So glad this one worked for you on so many levels! About the Authors Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. Finden Sie Top-Angebote für My Brilliant Friend, Book 1: Childhood, Adolescence von Elena Ferrante (2012, Taschenbuch) bei eBay. I just wrote a long response to this and it got lost in the ether! Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Novels Book 1). I almost bought all four novels at once after finishing the TV series, but thankfully elected to buy them one by one as ebooks. Kindle Edition . I tired of her, particularly as they got older and maturity should have been setting in. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. You will need your brain to enjoy it but that's good because we all need to use it more often. My Brilliant Friend, the HBO series directed by Saverio Costanzo, premiered in 2018. *yawn*) and the story is full of cliches and trivia. I was hooked from the beginning and didn't want it to end except that there are three other books to continue the story of the lifelong friendship of the two central characters. Italy’s turbulent history is evidenced within the very fabric of these characters, the community, and the codes they lived by. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_Novels. She misreads every situation and ascribes her own bitter discontent onto all those around her. I’m looking forward to series two, I saw a preview online and it got me all excited. A passing remark in my library said this was worth reading. 3.9 out of 5 stars 2,124. Trouver tous les livres, en savoir plus sur l'auteur. Is what’s a Wikipedia right? Reading Ferrante reminded me of that child-like excitement when you can’t look up from the page, when your eyes seem to be popping from your head, when you think: I didn’t know books could do this!” — Voir résultats de recherche pour cet auteur. For a sociologist with a long-term interest in Italy’s history, this novel is a gold class case study. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Elena Ferrante (Author), Hillary Huber (Narrator), Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd (Publisher) & … Ferrante Fever continues at HBO. The Neapolitan Novels tell the life story of two perceptive and intelligent girls born in Naples in 1944, who try to create lives for themselves within a violent and stultifying culture. Even if you want to take a break from heavy classics and go for some "light reading" materials, they don't have to be trashy like this. Pour calculer l'évaluation globale en nombre d'étoiles et la répartition en pourcentage par étoile, nous n'utilisons pas une moyenne simple. My Brilliant Friend, episode 1, review: ‘The Dolls’ gives Elena Ferrante’s novels a faithful, cinematic treatment . Jetzt eBook herunterladen & mit Ihrem Tablet oder eBook Reader lesen. I feel that he was a young man who closed himself off long ago as a precautionary measure against his father’s repeated misconduct. Pingback: #BookBingo2020 – Round 3: Coming of Age | Theresa Smith Writes. I feared for Lila for the entirety of the novel, and if it wasn’t for the fact that the beginning of the story introduces both of the women in their sixties, I felt certain on many occasions that Lila walked a fine line between life and death. Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels (rumored to be at least in part semi-autobiographical) have turned this mysterious, pseudonymous Italian novelist—whose real identity is still unknown thirty years since the publication of her first book—into a world-wide sensation. eBook Shop: Neapolitan Novels: 1 My Brilliant Friend von Elena Ferrante als Download. Elena Ferrante’s piercingly honest portrait of two girls’ path into womanhood is also the story of a nation and a meditation on the nature of friendship itself. The translation is excellent, don’t get me wrong, but when it came to the dialogue, I have this feeling that it would have had a whole other layer of emotional depth in its original Italian. My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One by Elena Ferrante(2012-09-25) | Elena Ferrante | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. This was evidenced within the show. Writing. Her friendship with Lila is like a love affair, more intense and deep-rooted than any of their relationships with men. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. Daphne du Maurier's "Don't look now and other short stories", Evelyn Waugh's "The Loved One", or books by Dorothy Whipple published by Persephone Books are light enough but still gripping. Text Publishing has them listed as a four part series and I’ve also seen the same info where I bought my ebooks and on Booktopia, as well as in a few articles about Ferrante and the TV series. My Brilliant Friend is a five-star read for me, not just for the story and characters, but also for the thought provoking nature of the text. Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) Jacqueline Woodson. I’m very keen to watch season 2, just waiting for access to it. If I were president of the world I would make everyone read this book. Enter your email address to follow Theresa Smith Writes and receive notifications of new posts by email. She was, I felt, disingenuous, too slated with envy and suspicion, unable to love without it always being tinged with hate. Could not put it down. In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom were first introduced in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. With that Daisy Jones and the Six, I have the audio book on my shelf despite reviewing the actual book with a different cover. Voir les 100 premiers en Livres anglais et étrangers, Family Saga Fiction (Livres anglais et étrangers), Contemporary Fiction (Livres anglais et étrangers), Traduire tous les commentaires en français, Afficher ou modifier votre historique de navigation, Recyclage (y compris les équipements électriques et électroniques), Annonces basées sur vos centres d’intérêt. The company announced that the second novel in Elena Ferrante’s best-selling Neapolitan series, The Story of a New Name, will be adapted for TV, coming on the heels of HBO and RAI’s production of the saga’s first book, My Brilliant Friend… My Brilliant Friend is a modern masterpiece, the work of one of Italy’s great storytellers. Lila, unable to go to school, taught herself. 4.5 out of 5 stars 23. In the second book of the Neapolitan Novels series, following 2012’s acclaimed MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, the two friends, Lila and Elena, are now in their twenties. The four volumes known as the “Neapolitan quartet” (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child) were published by Europa Editions in English between 2012 and 2015. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Writing. À la place, notre système tient compte de facteurs tels que l'ancienneté d'un commentaire et si le commentateur a acheté l'article sur Amazon. We all know Lila should have had the educational opportunities that Elena received, but while Elena’s father had a job as a porter at the city hall, Lila’s was a struggling shoe maker. ( Log Out /  Ferrante was one of the writers and maybe in Italy you have more say over what happens when your book is adapted than in America, Australia or the UK. I have read book 2 (review up tomorrow), but for me, book 1 is a one hit wonder. Local Nav Open Menu Local Nav Close Menu. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. But my enthusiasm faded. Ferrante Fever continues at HBO. My Brilliant Friend review – Elena Ferrante's twisting tale of heroines for our age Border crossing: How translated fiction can open up the world Published: 23 Nov 2019 My Brilliant Friend, a new TV series based on the books, looks likely to further heighten interest. Much like Elena’s mother’s view, but she was overruled by her husband. My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Novels Book 1) Elena Ferrante. While I was watching the show, I thought I just didn’t like the actress playing the teenaged Elena, but having now read the book, I realise that the actress was playing her role to perfection. 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