In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing


Author: Ferrante Elena
ISBN: 9781787704169
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Europa Editions

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“Elena Ferrante has established herself as the foremost writer in Italy – and the world.” THE SUNDAY TIMES

A delightful collection of original essays on reading and writing.

From the internationally acclaimed author of My Brilliant FriendThe Lying Life of Adults, and The Lost Daughter, come four revelatory pieces offering rare insight into the author’s formation as a writer and life as a reader. Ferrante warns us of the perils of “bad language”―historically alien to the truth of women―and advocates for a collective fusion of female talent as she brilliantly discourses on the work of her most beloved authors.  A delightful collection of essays exploring reading and writing from the internationally acclaimed author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lying Life of Adults.

Ferrante’s writing has been described as compulsive (The Times) and astonishing (Guardian), her novels have sold millions and been translated into many languages as well as adapted for TV internationally.