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The Complete Fiction of Elena Ferrante – Troubling Love

July 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

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Jaycel Adkins, “Interintellect’s favourite bookworm” introduces his series on the complete fiction of the Italian writer, Elena Ferrante. 

Why read the complete fiction?

In an age of online resources, selected readings, and excerpts, the idea of reading the complete works of any writer is becoming more and more rare. We read more ABOUT a writer and their work, then actually read them. We praise and dismiss without bothering to grapple with the richness of a writer’s oeuvre.

Reading the complete fiction of a particular author also serves as a foundation for further exploration of other authors around the globe. It gives one a sort of confidence with going further afield in one’s reading choices.

We will be going deep. Every month we will be reading a novel with lengths from 144 pages to 480 pages.


Troubling Love

“Following her mother’s untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. Reality is buried somewhere in the fertile soil of memory, and Delia is determined to find it. This stylish fiction from the author of The Days of Abandonment is set in a beguiling but often hostile Naples, whose chaotic, suffocating streets become one of the book’s central motifs. A story about mothers and daughters, and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them.”



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July 25, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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