At the start of the first novel in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan quartet, its two young protagonists begin a fractious friendship by hurling each other’s beloved dolls through a grille into a cellar controlled
As recommended by BuzzFeed Community members. This felt timely and was a great sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. It was filled with emotional payoffs for all the characters it introduced. Circe gives an backstory
Ferrante retains an extraordinary recall of the embarrassing teenage memories you hoped to forget In a 2005 newspaper article entitled “Madame Bovary was my mother”, Elena Ferrante revealed that she had
Q: What big European classics can I read? I want long, thick books to get me through autumn and winter. Enid Lacob, 70, Cape Town, South Africa Sandro Ferri and Sandra Ozzola, founders of Europa Editions,
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Italy has been swept up in “Ferrante fever” with the eagerly-awaited publication of a new book by the acclaimed but mysterious author Elena Ferrante, who writes about the lives of girls and women in Naples.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell review – fascinating study of why we misread those we don’t know
Most of us have a predisposition to doubt out-of-the-ordinary occurrences Some years and several books ago, the New Yorker journalist Malcolm Gladwell moved from being a talented writer to a cultural He
October is National Book Month. What are you reading? October is National Book Month, and to celebrate I'd love to pass on a timely reminder: reading is amazing. Not only does just about every icon credit
Bill Gates made his fortune in the world of operating systems and computers, but it’s an “antiquated” system that he credits for his knowledge. Gates carries a tote bag full of books “everywhere he goes.”