Did you have the cast and sets in mind as you read? Did Ferrante miss the beat with Elena and overplay the whining and apathy? Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) Jacqueline Woodson. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Voir résultats de recherche pour cet auteur. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. I was not sure if I would enjoy this at first because I am not good at having to many people to follow and I have to say that twice I nearly gave up but I am so glad that I didn't I enjoyed it and am nearly at the end of the second book The Story of the New Name which I have enjoyed even more and am now looking forward to starting the 3rd book Those who Leave and those who stay, I feel very proud of myself that I have read them and quite quickly aswell. They learn to rely on each other and discover that their destinies are bound up in the intensity of their relationship. I didn’t enjoy book 2 at all and have given up on the series. I did think about watching the series whilst on a long haul flight but decided the screen wasn’t big enough to have to read subtitles! Nous utilisons des cookies et des outils similaires pour faciliter vos achats, fournir nos services, pour comprendre comment les clients utilisent nos services afin de pouvoir apporter des améliorations, et pour présenter des annonces. Voir les 100 premiers en Livres anglais et étrangers, Family Saga Fiction (Livres anglais et étrangers), Contemporary Fiction (Livres anglais et étrangers), Traduire tous les commentaires en français, Afficher ou modifier votre historique de navigation, Recyclage (y compris les équipements électriques et électroniques), Annonces basées sur vos centres d’intérêt. I’m very keen to watch season 2, just waiting for access to it. Perhaps it’s not a series you can read back to back? List Price: 17.00* * Individual store prices may vary. We see through these conditions, as well as Melina’s mental illness, how people struggled, reliant on empathy and the protection of those around them. Kindle Edition . I think in our celebrity culture that is a feat indeed!). ❤ Elena Ferrante’s most popular book is Sense and Sensibility. I did record the series when it aired on Foxtel but ended up deleting it in an attempt to clean up the HDD which is crammed with things I d/l or record and then never watch. Enter your email address to follow Theresa Smith Writes and receive notifications of new posts by email. If you’ve ever felt inferior to your friends, this book is the cure. Livraison à partir de 0,01 € en France métropolitaine, Consulter la page Elena Ferrante d'Amazon. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. So I can add a series, or I can add a new book to a series, but when someone has stuffed up so that one of the books is named as in the series by its Italian name, L’amica geniale, and the other three are named under the English series title The Neapolitan Novels, it takes a Super Librarian to fix it up! La commande 1-Click n'est pas disponible pour cet article. I hope Elena grows in maturity and emotional complexity over the next three books. We differ on this series, because I love them all, even when the characters were frustrating the heck out of me. I just wrote a long response to this and it got lost in the ether! Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by) Paperback. $9.99. Writing. My Brilliant Friend; The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1 ; By: Elena Ferrante; Narrated by: Hillary Huber; Series: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1 Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins Categories: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction; 4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 (7,539 ratings) Add to Cart failed. Yes, you want to be able to see those subtitles! The oppression is all encompassing, the lack of agency over ones own life, not just women and children, but men too. My Brilliant Friend . Discover all of the pseudonymous Italian author's books about women, life and love. I absolutely love novels that explore society at such an intimate level like this. Críticas: Praise for Elena Ferrante and The Neapolitan Novels. Writing. Very simply: it’s about two girls who are like little feral animals surviving an unstable, angry neighbourhood in post-war Naples. Elena Ferrante returns with ‘The Lying Life of Adults,’ and fans of the Neapolitan novels will be thrilled By Marion Winik August 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. UTC It's hard to say anything negative about this novel (and the whole series). Published by Text Publishing October 2011. Much like Elena’s mother’s view, but she was overruled by her husband. My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Elena Ferrante (Author), Hillary Huber (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher) & 0 more 4.1 … I’m very late to the party on this one, although I have had a copy of this on my eBook shelf for a few years after reading an article on the series, I think, before the fourth book came out. The tetralogy was written by Elena Ferrante, a pseudonymous author who was said to be born in Naples, Italy in the early 1940s. Trouver tous les livres, en savoir plus sur l'auteur. My Brilliant Friend, a new TV series based on the books, looks likely to further heighten interest. I saw the writing on that wall right from the get go. I do really want to keep watching but so far, season 2 is not available where I am. So here’s a briefer one. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Novels Book 1). Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. No story that rests on the shoulders of a community can exist without the creation of a colourful community. I was hooked from the beginning and didn't want it to end except that there are three other books to continue the story of the lifelong friendship of the two central characters. Des tiers approuvés ont également recours à ces outils dans le cadre de notre affichage d’annonces. But it’s in Elena’s friendship with Lila that I liked her the least. Elena Ferrante’s piercingly honest portrait of two girls’ path into womanhood is also the story of a nation and a meditation on the nature of friendship itself. I bought this book for my wife a couple of years ago, and picked it up to read on a recent trip to Italy. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Elena Ferrante is some writer. Ferrante takes a microscope to themes such as gender roles, poverty, politics, religion, love, class, childhood and above all, friendship. I hope someone can correct it then. My Brilliant Friend is a five-star read for me, not just for the story and characters, but also for the thought provoking nature of the text. I had heard so much about this book series and had high hopes when I bought book 1. If you’ve ever felt inferior to your friends, this book is the cure. We will have to agree to disagree on this one I read the first three books (don’t ask me why I kept going given that I wasn’t loving them, but it’s the completist in me) before watching the tv series. Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels have become undisputed modern classics famed for their meticulous characterisation and richly evoked atmosphere. A passing remark in my library said this was worth reading. I find though that this avoids that whole ‘it wasn’t as good as the book’ mentality. Anyway, better late than never! This reader loved it and I highly recommend the TV series as well. It’s a stimulating and lively novel and I could see at a glance on Goodreads that it’s one of those love it or hate it novels. Ha! She really can write! Pingback: #BookBingo2020 – Round 3: Coming of Age | Theresa Smith Writes. A feminist diamond. It reads as if it was written by a talented 5th grader. Finden Sie Top-Angebote für My Brilliant Friend, Book 1: Childhood, Adolescence von Elena Ferrante (2012, Taschenbuch) bei eBay. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Etes-vous un auteur? I think out of everyone, my favourite was Maestra Oliviero, a woman who was tirelessly teaching the girls at the elementary level in the hopes that she might rescue, through education, at least one of them and set them free from their plebeian existence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_Novels. Ferrante takes a microscope to themes such as gender roles, poverty, politics, religion, love, class, childhood and above all, friendship. Brilliant!!! A complex young man, but devoid of any real emotional capability. The prose is wonderful, the description of the neighbourhood the girls live in and the revealing of the lifestyle of the era into which they were born. She is one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors. But I did love this one and I may read more Ferrante in the future. But I found I was gripped by the tale as soon as I got past the beginning: their foreign world is delineated so precisely, in a style which appears so effortless, that I found myself thinking like a poor five-year-old Italian girl and the sheer effort required to survive in a tough world of family, school, boys and opportunities which are - to say the least - constrained by gender. Joyce's mystery and fiction book reviews with some non-fiction too. Collected here for the first time are the seeds of future novels, the timely reflections of this internationally beloved storyteller, the abiding preoccupations of a writer who has been called “one of the great novelists of our time” ( New York Times ). Neapolitan Novels, Book One. Elena Ferrante wrote a good book, captivating and touching, about female friends living in Napoli, a the same time intimate and political. I’ve read My Brilliant Friend, (L’amica geniale #1) and from The Neapolitan Novels: #2, The Story of a New Name, abandoned $4 The Story of the Lost Child and chucked out #3 Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. Ahhh! I do believe he loved her, obsessively though. I’m honestly not great with subtitles, because I tend to multitask when watching tv but I will have to try and give it a go, The series was awesome, I hope you get to watch it sometime. Have you read others by Ferrante, out of this series? I almost bought all four novels at once after finishing the TV series, but thankfully elected to buy them one by one as ebooks. Just shockingly bad. AbeBooks.com: My Brilliant Friend: A Novel (Neapolitan Novels, 1) (9781609450786) by Ferrante, Elena and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. Her friendship with Lila is like a love affair, more intense and deep-rooted than any of their relationships with men. Thanks! Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : Comment les évaluations sont-elles calculées ? I enjoyed this book immensely which was a sociological immersion of a certain strata of Naples at a given time. Ferrante’s tetralogy focuses on the relationship between the narrator, Elena Greco, and her 'brilliant friend' Lila Cerullo, amidst their tight-knit community of family, friends and adversaries in post-war Naples. I keep looking out for it though. À la place, notre système tient compte de facteurs tels que l'ancienneté d'un commentaire et si le commentateur a acheté l'article sur Amazon. Translated by Ann Goldstein About the Book: My Brilliant Friend is the gripping first volume in Elena Ferrante's widely acclaimed Neapolitan Novels. Oh, I’m so, SO glad that you’ve read and reviewed this – one of my absolute favourites, and this review is perfection ❤️. Jetzt eBook herunterladen & mit Ihrem Tablet oder eBook Reader lesen. For such a smart young woman, she is almost entirely devoid of emotional intelligence. Soon to be an HBO series, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.” (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times) Ah, I don’t really remember book 2. But it’s true, the adults are less interesting than the children, because they’ve lost their innocence, which makes them stand out in such bright relief against the dark streets and the dark struggles of the families. Please try again later. There is a piercing honesty about Ferrante’s prose that makes My Brilliant Friend a compulsively readable portrait of two young women, and also the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country. Elena Ferrante is the name used by the author of many novels, including the four-volume work titled the Neapolitan Novels. I watched both seasons in 6 days, so good I loved it and read the first one and now reading the second “the story of a new name”, the series is brilliant, the novels maybe aren’t as captivating since to me there was a lot of decorative sentences or maybe I have thought so (I read it in Arabic) but watched an English subtitled series, and those details or sentences were not as detailed in the series..The cast was definitely brilliant and their performance felt so real.. Being married to an Italian originally from the same milieu although not from the South, I recognised many customs and expectations of that world that were totally alien to my own upbringing and so brilliantly described by the novelist. Neither family had much money but the job held by Elena’s father meant that he saw education in action on a daily basis, whereas for Lila’s father, it was unnecessary, an unwanted expense and a possible danger to the order of his household. Add to Wish List failed. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. The two girls emerge like beautiful, fragile but tough flowers out of the boiling cauldron of the streets of Naples, and struggle to define themselves and escape from that bitter birthing. Thank you, Ferrante, whoever you are. Or maybe it’s just a perfect story that needed no extra handling. The normalised violence is shocking, particularly against children. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Elena Ferrante names her 40 favourite books by female authors. Découvrez les avantages de l'application Amazon. Even if you want to take a break from heavy classics and go for some "light reading" materials, they don't have to be trashy like this. xo, (As an aside, I also hugely admire Ferrante’s ability to remain anonymous, and let the work stand solely on its own merit. 3.9 out of 5 stars 2,124. Thank you! This community had many characteristics defining it, but not all of them were negative, not by a long shot. However, as you’ll see in tomorrow’s review, I didn’t like book 2. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. As is my way of late, I’ve taken to watching before reading – I know! You will need your brain to enjoy it but that's good because we all need to use it more often. It makes it all about her work, and I love that. Elena Ferrante books include a lot more than the Neapolitan quartet. It was so compelling, everyone annoyed me at various times I guess but I still couldn’t put them down. It’s Elena I don’t like. 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