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Maggie Shipstead: ‘Elena Ferrante made me reconsider how I write’

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My earliest reading memoryI remember lying in bed with my mother while she read picture books to me when I was three or four, but I think that’s probably an amalgam memory, since she did this every night. I also remem...

In the Margins by Elena Ferrante review – a window into the writer’s world

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At the beginning of Elena Ferrante’s last novel, The Lying Life of Adults (2020), the narrator recalls a moment of shame from early adolescence that left her feeling permanently untethered. “I slipped away, and am sti...

TV tonight: Elena Ferrante beautifully unpacks friendship, class and privilege

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The quietly beautiful adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels reaches the third book of the series. Now reflecting on their friendship in 70s Italy, Lenù is a rising literary star and engaged to a...

The Lost Daughter review – Olivia Colman shines in Elena Ferrante missing-kid drama

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A rich, complex and fascinating performance from Olivia Colman is what gives this movie its piercing power: she has some old-school star quality and screen presence. Colman is the centre of a stylish feature debut fro...

The Lost Daughter review – Olivia Colman lights up Elena Ferrante psychodrama

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Olivia Colman gives a powerhouse turn in The Lost Daughter, prickly and combustible as Leda Caruso, a middle-aged languages professor on a working holiday in Greece. In flight from her past, possibly from herself, she...