In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing (Hardcover)

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In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing (Hardcover)

By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)


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This genius collection, coming from one of the most beloved novelists of our time, explores the dichotomy between reading and writing. It's Elena Ferrante, need I say anything else?

— Sydney



Four new and revelatory essays by the author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.

In 2020, Claire Luchette in O, The Oprah Magazine described the beloved Italian novelist Elena Ferrante as "an oracle among authors." Here, in these four crisp essays, Ferrante offers a rare look at the origins of her literary powers. She writes about her influences, her struggles, and her formation as both a reader and a writer; she describes the perils of "bad language" and suggests ways in which it has long excluded women's truth; she proposes a choral fusion of feminine talent as she brilliantly discourses on the work of Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Ingeborg Bachmann, and many others.

Here is a subtle yet candid book by "one of the great novelists of our time" about adventures in literature, both in and out of the margins.

"Everyone should read everything with Elena Ferrante's name on it."--The Boston Globe

Product Details ISBN: 9781609457372
ISBN-10: 1609457374
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: March 15th, 2022
Pages: 112
Language: English