The Works of Elena Ferrante

Reconfiguring the Margins

  • Grace Russo Bullaro
  • Stephanie V. Love

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Notes in the Margins: Historicizing Ferrante’s Fiction

  3. ‘All That’s Left in the Margins’: Ferrante’s Poetics

  4. Smarginatura: Motherhood and Female Friendship

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-328

About this book

Introduction

This book is the first dedicated volume of academic analysis on the monumental work of Elena Ferrante, Italy’s most well-known contemporary writer. The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins brings together the most exciting and innovative research on Ferrante’s treatment of the intricacies of women’s lives, relationships, struggles, and dilemmas to explore feminist theory in literature; questions of gender in twentieth-century Italy; and the psychological and material elements of marriage, motherhood, and divorce. Including an interview from Ann Goldstein, this volume goes beyond “Ferrante fever” to reveal the complexity and richness of a remarkable oeuvre. 

Keywords

Elena Ferrante Contemporary Italian literature Women’s Studies Female Friendship Motherhood Italian Culture history history of literature poetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Grace Russo Bullaro
    • 1
  • Stephanie V. Love
    • 2
  1. 1.City University of New York-Lehman CollegeBronxUSA
  2. 2.City University of New York Graduate Center New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57580-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59062-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57580-7
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