• Title English : The prodigious friend – volume 4 – The lost child
• Author : Elena Ferrante (Author), Elsa Damien (Translator)
• Pages : 560 Sheet
• Publisher : Gallimard (January 16, 2018)
• Collection : Du monde entier
• ISBN-10 : 2072699312
• ISBN-13 : 978-2072699313
• Product Dimensions : 13.9 x 4.5 x 20.5 cm
• Format Kindle : Epub, PDF, Ebook and Paperback
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 7/10
♦ Description : “At the end of the leaking one and the one that remains, Lila was starting up her computer business with Enzo, and Elena finally realized her dream: to love Nino and to be loved by him, even if it means abandoning her husband and endangering her career. ‘writer. Because she asserts herself as an important author and the writing occupies more and more, to the detriment of the education of her two daughters, Dede and Elsa. The story of Elena and Nino is passionate, and soon Elena lives with her escapades to find her lover. During a visit to Naples, she learns that Lila seeks to see her at all costs. After having embraced sixty years of history of the two women, Naples and all of Italy, the saga ends in apotheosis. More than ever, in The Lost Child, Elena Ferrante gives us a complete world, rich and bubbling, like the great novelists of the nineteenth century, a world we do not forget.”
“Elena Ferrante (a pseudonym) is a novelist. The author, of whom almost nothing is known with certainty, refuses to be a public figure and did not show up at the award ceremony, namely the Oplonti Prize and the Procida Elsa Morante Prize, as his first novel “The harassing Love” (1992) had obtained. It does not give any interviews, except for the one published in the newspaper “L’Unitá” in 2002.
Her second novel “The Days of My Desertion” was released in 2002. Ferrante also published “La Frantumaglia” (2003), a collection of letters to her editor, texts and responses to her readers where the author talks about herself, from her work and from her observation of the world. She tries to explain her reasons for remaining in the shadows, speaks of a desire for self-preservation of her private life, a somewhat neurotic concern for inaccessibility, her concern to maintain between herself and her readership a certain distance and not to lend themselves to the games of appearances where the contacts with the press might lead to it. She firmly believes that her books do not need a back cover that reproduces her photograph and understands that they are perceived as self-sufficient organisms to which the author’s presence can not add anything decisive.
“Amore Molesto” was brought to the screen in 1995 by Mario Martone, with Anna Bonaiuto in the role of Delia, the girl. Roberto Faenza adapted “I Giorni dell ‘Abbandono” in 2005. In 2011 was published the first volume of the cycle “The prodigious friend” (L’Amica geniale) followed in 2012 by the second volume “The new name” (Storia del nove cognome). In 2013 appears “Storia di chi fugge e di chi resta”, followed in 2014 by the fourth and last volume, “Storia della bambina perduta”. A tetralogy that has been particularly successful in the United Kingdom and the United States and will be adapted by Canal + (4 seasons of 8 episodes).
In 2015, Roberto Saviano nominated his novel “The amica geniale” for the Strega prize, which the author accepts. In late September 2016, in various European media, the journalist Claudio Gatti evokes the name of Anita Raja, editor and translator of Christa Wolf in particular, wife of Domenico Starnone (1943), writer and journalist. Neither Anita Raja nor the editions E / O, which publishes Ferrante, have however confirmed this hypothesis.”