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The Resource My brilliant friend, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

My brilliant friend, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

Label
My brilliant friend
Title
My brilliant friend
Statement of responsibility
Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Overview: A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante' s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila
Member of
Summary
Beginning in the 1950s Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10153014
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4866.E6345
LC item number
A8113 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Neapolitan novels
Series volume
bk. one
Target audience
adult
Label
My brilliant friend, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Book one, Childhood, Adolescence."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Index of characters -- Prologue: Eliminating all the traces -- Childhood: the story of Don Achille -- Adolescence: the story of the shoes -- About the author
Control code
5586445
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9781609450786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021501225
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778419313
  • (OCoLC)778419313
Label
My brilliant friend, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Book one, Childhood, Adolescence."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Index of characters -- Prologue: Eliminating all the traces -- Childhood: the story of Don Achille -- Adolescence: the story of the shoes -- About the author
Control code
5586445
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9781609450786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021501225
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778419313
  • (OCoLC)778419313

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