‘The Ferrante Effect’: In Italy, Women Writers Are Ascendant
The New York Times article, By Anna Momigliano. “My Brilliant Friend” and Elena Ferrante’s other best-selling books are inspiring female novelists and shaking up the country’s male-dominated literary establishment...Here are some of the books mentioned in the article...
While on vacation on an idyllic island called Miden, a seemingly aimless woman meets an attractive man and leaves her country to be with him. A few months later, newly pregnant and just beginning to feel comfortable in her lover's space, her life is upended when a girl arrives at the door.
WINNER The Strega Prize
WINNER OF THE CAMPIELLO PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 TRANSLATED BOOK AWARDS
A 2019 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (Washington Post ・Kirkus Reviews・Dallas Morning News)
A pitch-perfect rendering in English by Ann Goldstein, Elena Ferrante's translator.
This award-winning novel about a woman facing her past introduces Terranova to English-speaking audiences. Translated by Ann Goldstein, translator of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet.
Finalist, Premio Strega, 2019 | Winner, Premio Alassio Centolibri | Selected among the 10 Best Italian Books of 2018 by Corriere della Sera
Introduction by Jhumpa LahiriRecipient of a prestigious 2018 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant
"Utterly sublime."--Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze
A masterpiece of European literature that blends family memoir and fiction
Winner of the Bagutta Prize, The Manzoni Family set in ducal Italy and post-revolutionary France, captures the story of Alessandro Manzoni—celebrated Milanese nobleman, man of letters, and author of the masterpiece of nineteenth-century Italian literature, I promessi sposi (The Betrothed)—and the women of his life.
The hauntingly beautiful epistolary novel from “a glowing light of modern Italian literature” (New York Times Book Review)
Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage
A sophisticated new package for Natalia Ginzburg's classic fiction
This powerful novel is set against the background of Italy from 1939 to 1944, from the anxious months before the country entered the war, through the war years, to the Allied victory with its trailing wake of anxiety, disappointment, and grief.
The city is Rome, the hub of Italian life and culture.