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The Story of a New Name

Neapolitan Novels, Book Two

Now an HBO series, the follow-up to
My Brilliant Friend 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)

In 
The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life's challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, the acclaimed author of 
The Days of Abandonment, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging.

Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. With the Neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.
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Praise for Elena Ferrante and The Neapolitan Novels

The United States

"Ferrante's novels are intensely, violently personal, and because of this they seem to dangle bristling key chains of confession before the unsuspecting reader." -James Wood, The New Yorker

"One of the more nuanced portraits of feminine friendship in recent memory." -Megan O'Grady, Vogue

"Amazing! My Brilliant Friend took my breath away. If I were president of the world I would make everyone read this book. It is so honest and right and opens up heart to so much. Reading Ferrante reminded me of that child-like excitement when you can't look up from the page, when your eyes seem to be popping from your head, when you think: I didn't know books could do this!" -Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge

"I like the Italian writer, Elena Ferrante, a lot. I've been reading all her work and all about her." - John Waters, actor and director

"Elena Ferrante may be the best contemporary novelist you've never heard of"- The Economist

"Ferrante's freshness has nothing to do with fashion...it is imbued with the most haunting music of all, the echoes of literary history." -The New York Times Book Review

"I am such a fan of Ferrante's work, and have been for quite a while." -Jennifer Gilmore, author of The Mothers

"The women's fraught relationship and shifting fortunes are the life forces of the poignant book" - Publisher's Weekly

"When I read [the Neapolitan novels] I find that I never want to stop. I feel vexed by the obstacles-my job, or acquaintances on the subway-that threaten to keep me apart from the books. I mourn separations (a year until the next one-how?). I am propelled by a ravenous will to keep going."-Molly Fischer, The New Yorker

"[Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels] don't merely offer a teeming vision of working-class Naples, with its cobblers and professors, communists and mobbed-up businessmen, womanizing poets and downtrodden wives; they present one of modern fiction's richest portraits of a friendship." -John Powers, Fresh Air, NPR

"Elena Ferrante is one of the great novelists of our time. Her voice is passionate, her view sweeping and her gaze basilisk . . . In these bold, gorgeous, relentless novels, Ferrante traces the deep connections between the political and the domestic. This is a new version of the way we live now - one we need, one told brilliantly, by a woman."-Roxana Robinson, The New York Times Book Review

"An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends Lila and Elena, Bright and passionate girls from a raucous neighborhood in world-class Naples. Ferrante writes with such aggression and unnerving psychological insight about the messy complexity of female friendship that the real world can drop away when you're reading her."-Entertainment Weekly

"Ferrante seasons the prose with provocative perceptions not unlike the way Proust did." -Shelf Awareness

"It would be difficult to find a deeper portrait of women's friendship than the one in Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, which unfold from the fifties to the twenty-first century to tell a single story with the possessive force of an origin myth."-Megan O'Grady, Vogue

"Ferrante's writing is so unencumbered, so natural, and yet so lovely, brazen, and flush. The constancy of detail and the pacing that zips and skips then slows to a real-time crawl have an almost psychic effect, bringing you deeply into synchronicity with the discomforts and urgency of the characters' emotions. Ferrante is unlike other writers-not because she's innovative, but rather because she's unselfconscious and brutally, diligently honest."-Minna Proctor, Bookforum

"Ferrante can do a woman's interior dialogue like no one else, with a ferocity that is shockingly honest, unnervingly blunt."-Booklist

"The truest evocation of a complex and lifelong friendship between women I've ever read." -Emily Gould, author of Friendship

"Elena Ferrante is the author of several remarkab
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Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), which was made into a film directed by Roberto Faenza, Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), adapted by Mario Martone, and The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008), soon to be a film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is also the author of a Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey (Europa, 2016) in which she recounts her experience as a novelist, and a children’s picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night (Europa, 2016). The four volumes known as the “Neapolitan quartet” (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child) were published in America by Europa between 2012 and 2015. The first season of the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, directed by Severio Costanzo premiered in 2018.
Ann Goldstein
 is an editor at The New Yorker. Her translations for Europa Editions include novels by Amara Lakhous, Alessandro Piperno, and Elena Ferrante's bestselling My Brilliant Friend. She lives in New York.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 480
Erscheinungsdatum 03.09.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-60945-134-9
Verlag Ingram Publisher Services
Maße (L/B/H) 21.1/13.6/4.3 cm
Gewicht 499 g
Auflage 10. Dr.
Übersetzer Ann Goldstein
Verkaufsrang 3788
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