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The Story of a New Name - Elena Ferrante
The Story of a New Name
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Publisher: Europa Editions
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: L'amica geniale (#2)
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Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it
4.0 [REVIEW] The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
"[...] she was explaining to me that I had won nothing, that in the world there is nothing to win, that her life was full of varied and foolish adventures as much as mine, and that time simply slipped away without any meaning, and it was good just to see each other every so often to hear the mad sou...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
2016 UC book club pick for Oct. Look, I don't care what anyone else says, this is a book about betrayal. It's about sexual betrayal, emotional betrayal, self betrayal, and a betrayal of everything. I know everyone will be taking about the whole Elena and Nino plot, but for me the hardest, heart brea...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it
The narrative of Elena and Lila's lives is exhaustive, and I find it utterly compelling.
All about me
All about me rated it
4.0 The Story of a New Name
Really enjoying the book. Getting a real sense of the trajectory of the two girls' lives, while staying true to the consistent themes in their relationship. It is also a great illustration of the socio-economic pressures and class divisions in Italian life at the time. Can't wait to finish the other...
Merle rated it
4.0 The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
It is hard to write individual reviews of these books, because they are all one big novel, and because they are remarkably consistent in terms of quality – if anything, the series improves as it goes, but perhaps I simply grew more invested in the characters. (Meanwhile, the covers are consistently ...
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