Saturday, September 08, 2018

2414 : Reading list of 2018 : #12 : The days of abandonment by Elena Ferrante

She is possibly one of the authors who contributed to Jhumpa Lahiri going all Italian (including stopping to write in English, and learn Italian enough to write books in that language). Now if that is true, you don't need to plug Elena Ferrante.

Definitely wants me to go Italian. Her work is sheer, raw and scathing - all at the same medley of furies.

This year I read this book for the second time (last year was the first).

I came back more haunted, more wizened and more meditative on loss.

Absolute read. 10/10 again. This is a masterpiece.

192 pages brings my 2018 reading total to 3916 pages.

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