Incidental Inventions

Author(s): Elena Ferrante; Ann Goldstein (Translator); Andrea Ucini (Illustrator)

Essays | New Non-Fiction | December 2019

"This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me." With these words, Elena Ferrante, the bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian. For a full year she penned short pieces, the subjects of which were suggested by editors at the Guardian, turning the writing process into a kind of prolonged interlocution; the subjects ranged from first love to climate change, from enmity among women to the adaptation of her novels to film and TV. As she said in her final column: "I have written as an author of novels, taking on matters that are important to me and that--if I have the will and the time--I'd like to develop within real narrative mechanisms." Here, then, are the seeds of possible future novels, the ruminations of an internationally beloved author, and the abiding preoccupations of a writer who has been called "one of the great novelists of our time" (the New York Times). Gathered here in a beautiful gift edition and accompanied by a new, original introduction by the author and Andrea Ucini's intelligent, witty, and beautiful illustrations, this is a must for all Ferrante fans.

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  • : 9781609455583
  • : Europa Editions, Incorporated
  • : Europa Editions, Incorporated
  • : October 2019
  • : .01 Inches X 6.1 Inches X 8.8 Inches
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  • : Elena Ferrante; Ann Goldstein (Translator); Andrea Ucini (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : 1911
  • : English
  • : 854.92
  • : 112