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Lying Life of Adults

Lying Life of Adults
A Book

by Elena Ferrante

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781787703124
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Giovanna's pretty face has changed: it's turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own? Giovanna's search leads her to two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other. This powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by bestselling author Elena Ferrante is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

The Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A Book

by Elena Ferrante

  • Publisher : Europa Editions UK
  • Release : 2020-09-01
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1787702391
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“AN INCENDIARY PORTRAIT OF THE VOLCANIC CURRENTS OF SEX AND BETRAYAL.”—Mail on Sunday THE INTERNATIONAL No. 1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF MY BRILLIANT FRIEND A BBC2 Between The Covers Book Club Pick BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2021 – SHORTLISTED FOR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR Soon to be a NETFLIX original series Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own? Giovanna’s search leads her to two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other. Set in a divided Naples, The Lying Life of Adults is a singular portrayal of the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER “This is no amiable coming-of-age tale... the most intense writing about the experiences and interior life of a girl on the cusp of adulthood that I have ever read. It is brilliant.”—The Financial Times “An astonishing, deeply moving tale.”—The Guardian “Ferrante confronts female sexual awakening with such an absence of romantic enchantment it leaves you gasping.”—The Daily Mail WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: “Brilliant as always.”—Jan on Amazon “A tightly crafted and gripping story.”—Maxwell on Goodreads “Excellent book. My only complaint was that it ended too soon!”—Mhairi on Amazon “I woke up eagerly looking forward to reading more of this novel every single day.”—Violet on Goodreads “Fans of Elena Ferrante will not be disappointed.”—Lesley on Amazon

Elena Ferrante as World Literature

Elena Ferrante as World Literature
A Book

by Stiliana Milkova

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2021-01-14
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1501357530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Elena Ferrante as World Literature is the first English-language monograph on Italian writer Elena Ferrante, whose four Neapolitan Novels (2011-2014) became a global phenomenon. The book proposes that Ferrante constructs a theory of feminine experience which serves as the scaffolding for her own literary practice. Drawing on the writer's entire textual corpus to date, Stiliana Milkova examines the linguistic, psychical, and corporeal-spatial realities that constitute the female subjects Ferrante has theorized. At stake in Ferrante's theory/practice is the articulation of a feminine subjectivity that emerges from the structures of patriarchal oppression and that resists, bypasses, or subverts these very structures. Milkova's inquiry proceeds from Ferrante's theory of frantumaglia and smarginatura to explore mechanisms for controlling and containing the female body and mind, forms of female authorship and creativity, and corporeal negotiations of urban topography and patriarchal space. Elena Ferrante as World Literature sets forth an interdisciplinary framework for understanding Ferrante's texts and offers an account of her literary and cultural significance today.

The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter
A Book

by Elena Ferrante

  • Publisher : Europa Editions UK
  • Release : 2008-03-20
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1787701166
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leda is a middle-aged divorcée devoted to her work as an English teacher and to her two children. When her daughters leave home to be with their father in Canada, Leda anticipates a period of loneliness and longing. Instead, slightly embarrassed by the sensation, she feels liberated, as if her life has become lighter, easier. She decides to take a holiday by the sea, in a small coastal town in southern Italy. But after a few days of calm and quiet, things begin to take a menacing turn. Leda encounters a family whose brash presence proves unsettling, at times even threatening. When a small, seemingly meaningless, event occurs, Leda is overwhelmed by memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family. The seemingly serene tale of a woman’s pleasant rediscovery of herself soon becomes the story of a ferocious confrontation with an unsettled past. Following the extraordinary success of The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante’s new novel explores the conflicting emotions that tie us to our children. This candid fiction represents her most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood thus far.

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
A Book

by Elena Ferrante

  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN : 1609456408
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic). Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between two women. “An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends.” —Entertainment Weekly “Spectacular.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air “Captivating.” —The New Yorker

The Beach at Night

The Beach at Night
A Book

by Elena Ferrante

  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release : 2016-11-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1609453719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A “beautifully written” dark fable from a doll’s point of view—by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels (The Washington Post). One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year. Readers of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll’s perspective. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù; feelings of abandonment and sadness; misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant; and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises . . . “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it.” —The Boston Globe

The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name
A Book

by Elena Ferrante

  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release : 2013-09-03
  • Pages : 471
  • ISBN : 1609451473
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A novel in the bestselling quartet about two very different women and their complex friendship: “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it” (The Boston Globe). The follow-up to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the epic New York Times–bestselling literary quartet that has inspired an HBO series, and returns us to the world of Lila and Elena, who grew up together in post-WWII Naples, Italy. In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her entrée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. 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 a source of strength in the face of life’s challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times), gives us a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging, a meditation on love and jealousy, freedom and commitment—at once a masterfully plotted page-turner and an intense, generous-hearted family saga. “Imagine if Jane Austen got angry and you’ll have some idea of how explosive these works are.” —The Australian “Brilliant . . . captivating and insightful . . . the richness of her storytelling is likely to please fans of Sara Gruen and Silvia Avallone.” —Booklist (starred review)

In the Margins

In the Margins
On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing

by Elena Ferrante

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022-03-15
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781609457372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Everyone should read everything with Elena Ferrante's name on it."--The Boston Globe "Ferrante is an oracle among authors, writing literary epics as illuminating as origin myths, explaining us to ourselves."--Claire Luchette, O, The Oprah Magazine Four essays on writing and reading by the internationally bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lying Life of Adults.

Italian Crime Fiction in the Era of the Anti-Mafia Movement

Italian Crime Fiction in the Era of the Anti-Mafia Movement
A Book

by William Farina

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 147663968X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the last three decades, Italian crime fiction has demonstrated a trend toward a much higher level of realism and complexity. The origins of the New Italian Epic, as it has been coined by some of its proponents, can be found in the widespread backlash against the Mafia-sponsored murders of Sicilian magistrates which culminated with the assassinations of Judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in 1992. Though beginning in the Italian language, this prolific, popular movement has more recently found its way into the English language and hence it has found a much wider international audience. Following a brief, yet detailed, history of the cultural and economic development of Sicily, this book provides a multilayered look into the evolution of the New Italian Epic genre. The works of ten prominent contemporary writers, including Andrea Camilleri, Michael Dibdin, Elena Ferrante, and Massimo Carlotto, are examined against the backdrop of various historical periods. This "past is prologue" approach to contemporary crime fiction provides context for the creation of these recent novels and enhances understanding of the complex moral ambiguity that is characteristic of anti-mafia Italian crime fiction.

Her Story! A Tribute to Italian Women

Her Story! A Tribute to Italian Women
From Earliest Times to the Present. Covering over 900 Women

by Peter Loyson

  • Publisher : African Sun Media
  • Release : 2021-03-30
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 0620922753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A unique book! Italian women at their best! What talent! This book is a must read for everyone who loves Italian culture and those who appreciate talented women. Extensively researched with hundreds of references, it is a comprehensive encyclopedic analysis highlighting the length and breadth of Italy’s most incredibly talented women, including 114 writers, 56 opera singers, 63 other singers, 55 musicians, 52 film icons, 39 fashion designers, 59 medical women, 40 chefs, 47 artists, 23 academics and 114 sportswomen, amongst others. All discussed in chronological order in each of their fields with many interesting stories, including a chapter on the emigration of impressive female Italian talent.

A Life in Letters

A Life in Letters
The Personal, the Professional, and the Political

by Sol Saporta

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2006-09
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0595409032
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a varied collection of letters to the editors of various newspapers, which reflect the interaction of Sol Saporta's personal, professional, and political life and thinking over a period of 25 years. A large section of the letters deal with university politics-including the role of athletics-and the difference the author perceives between education and certification. In addition, there are comments on various matters of contemporary interest, including sexuality, language, and sexual harassment. There are comments as well on the significance of such personalities as Mickey Mantle and Woody Allen. Political issues dealt with include such topics as capital punishment and free speech, as well as U.S. foreign policy.

Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait
A Novel

by Liz Nugent

  • Publisher : Gallery/Scout Press
  • Release : 2019-02-26
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781501178474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of the international bestseller Unraveling Oliver comes a “truly outstanding” (Crime by the Book), brilliantly plotted, utterly immersive novel lauded by A.J. Finn—#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window—as “extraordinary…crackles and snaps like a bonfire on a winter’s night.” My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it. On the surface, Lydia Fitzsimons's life seems idyllic. Her husband, Andrew, is a prosperous, respected judge; they live in the spacious, comfortable, well-appointed house where she was raised. And she is utterly, obsessively devoted to her son, Laurence—her adored only child, her pride and joy. But Andrew's murder of Annie Doyle, accidental or not, sets into motion a dark downward spiral. It doesn’t take long for Laurence to suspect that something is very, very wrong in the Fitzsimons household—and he is determined to discover the truth. For fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn, Lying in Wait is “a devastating psychological thriller...an exquisitely uncomfortable, utterly captivating reading experience” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Finding Ferrante

Finding Ferrante
Authorship and the Politics of World Literature

by Alessia Ricciardi

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2021-05-25
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0231553595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels achieved stunning global success in part because of the mystery surrounding their pseudonymous author. English-speaking readers were tantalized by her enigmatic biography as well as what they took to be her authentic portrayal of working-class Naples. However, we now know that the person behind the writing is most likely Anita Raja, a prominent translator of German literature whose background is very different from Ferrante’s supposed life. In Finding Ferrante, Alessia Ricciardi revisits questions about Ferrante’s identity to show how the problem of authorship is deeply intertwined with the novels’ literary ambition and politics. Going beyond the local and national cultures of Naples and Italy, Ricciardi reads Ferrante’s fiction as world literature, foregrounding Raja’s work as a translator. She examines the novels’ engagement with German literature and criticism, particularly Goethe, Walter Benjamin, and Christa Wolf, while also tracing the influence of Italian thinkers such as Antonio Gramsci, Carla Lonzi, and the Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective. Considering central questions of sexuality, work, politics, and place, Ricciardi demonstrates how intertextual resonances reshape our understanding of Lila and Elena, the protagonists of the Neapolitan Quartet, as well as the characters and language of Ferrante’s other books. This bold reconsideration of one of today’s most acclaimed authors reveals Ferrante’s works as fiercely intellectual, showing their deep concern with feminist and cultural politics and the ethical and political stakes of literature.

A Pack of Lies

A Pack of Lies
Towards a Sociology of Lying

by J. A. Barnes,John Arundel Barnes

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1994-06-09
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780521459785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Defining lies as statements that are intended to deceive, this book considers the contexts in which people tell lies, how they are detected and sometimes exposed, and the consequences for the liars themselves, their dupes, and the wider society. The author provides examples from a number of cultures with distinctive religious and ethical traditions, and delineates domains where lying is the norm, domains that are ambiguous and the one domain (science) that requires truthtelling. He refers to experimental studies on children that show how, at an early age, they acquire the capactiy to lie and learn when it is appropriate to do so. He reviews how lying has been evaluated by moralists, examines why we do not regard novels as lies and relates the human capacity to lie to deceit among other animal species. He concludes that although there are, in all societies, good pragmatic reasons for not lying all the time, there are also strong reasons for lying some of the time.

The Lying Game

The Lying Game
A Book

by Sara Shepard

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2011-03-31
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 000743250X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling PRETTY LITTLE LIARS comes a killer series, THE LYING GAME.

Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait
A Book

by Liz Nugent

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2019-12-17
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1982133260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The second heart-stopping suspense novel by international bestselling author Liz Nugent—filled with dark secrets, twisted relationships, and unexpected surprises. My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it. In 1980s Dublin, Lydia Fitzsimons seems to have the perfect life—wife of Andrew, a respected judge, and mistress of Avalon, the beautiful house where she grew up. Her pride and joy, however, is her only child, her son Laurence, to whom she is utterly, obsessively devoted. But her husband’s murder of Annie Doyle, accidental or not, sets into motion a dark downward spiral. No one knows what Lydia and Andrew were doing with a drug-addled prostitute late at night on a deserted stretch of the strand near Dublin, but they stuffed her body into the trunk of their car and buried it in their tidy suburban garden, hoping that will put the matter to rest. Annie was a junkie from the wrong side of the tracks; surely no one will miss her or care to find out what happened to her. Except that Annie has a sister. Her twin, Karen, who has fared much better in life, is desperate to find her. And when Karen crosses paths with Laurence, isolated and lonely, things begin to unravel. Laurence may be overweight and ungainly and bullied at school, but he’s more clever than he’s given credit for. He knows that something is very, very wrong in the Fitzsimons household—and he is determined to discover the truth...

The Lie Book

The Lie Book
Effective Therapy, Counseling and Advising

by Michael Lasko

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2010-03
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1449051154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The idea behind this book has the potential to become a whole new regime of psychological and psychiatric studies. It is such a great part of the ego, the individual and our social fabric today that it has a life of it's own. We must master it in order to facilitate the most effective means of helping those we are trying to help. The book is an exposition on prevarication and how it effects the Counselor / Advisor / Client interaction: with emphasis on helping Clients maintain truthfulness in the counseling and advising relationship. Everyone lies. Knowing that, how can we use that information to improve our effectiveness as a therapist, counselor or advisor of any ilk to do the best job for our clients that we possibly can. This book is a skeleton on which to apply the flesh and fabric of your own personal techniques and persuasions. At best it is an x-ray of what may lie beneath. Like an x-ray, though, it is an invaluable diagnostic tool of inestimable worth for you as a counselor or therapist or advisor in any professional or life's situation.

Healing Pluto Problems

Healing Pluto Problems
A Book

by Donna Cunningham

  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release : 1986-01-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1609254074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Well-written and moving account of Pluto in the natal chart, and how Pluto aspects can affect childhood, adulthood, and life in general. Open discussion of child abuse, rape, incest, violence, repression, manipulative types and how they got thatway. Also included are ways to heal Pluto problems using flower remedies, meditation and more.

The Imprint of Another Life

The Imprint of Another Life
Adoption Narratives and Human Possibility

by Margaret Homans

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2013-07-18
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0472118889
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How adoption and its literary representations shed new light on notions of value, origins, and identity

A Brief History of Lies

A Brief History of Lies
The Most Brilliant Book Ever Written

by Daniel Nanavati,Calvin Innes

  • Publisher : Daniel Nanavati
  • Release : 2010-02
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 1449963277
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A survey of a wicked, irreverent, serious, harmful, cruel and enjoyable (for some) side of human civilization. Including quotes on lies and lying (good, bad and indifferent) from famous people down the ages who should know better. Illustrated with 8 original cartoons by Calvin Innes. http: //calvininnes.com PRESS RELEASE: http: //nanavati.eu/press_release/abhol.ht