WBUR Presents: A Night Of Ferrante Fever- Her Novels. Her Letters. Her Legend
In celebration of Elena Ferrante’s first collection of nonfiction, Chris Lydon joined the author for an evening of conversation about the elusive creator of the Neapolitan quartet with best-selling novelist Claire Messud, Vogue book critic Megan O’Grady, Ferrante’s U.S. editor Michael Reynolds and her translator Ann Goldstein.
“Frantumaglia” invites readers into Elena Ferrante’s workshop. It offers a emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over 20 years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing.