“The Elena Ferrante Phenomenon : The Power of Translation and the Desire for Anonymity.” Talk by Dr Jennifer Gargiulo
16 February 2017
Italian Cultural Institute
6.30pm to 8.30pm
The Arts House, Blue Room. 1 Old Parliament Lane, (S) 179429
The Italian writer is known by her pseudonym Elena Ferrante has been one of the most recent literary sensations on the international book scene, enjoying immense popularity and critical acclaim in Italy, but especially abroad.
The author who has chosen to remain anonymous was named one of the 100 most influential people on the planet by Time magazine in 2016. Her latest four books now known as the “Neapolitan Quartet” have sold millions of copies worldwide. The fourth and final instalment, The Story of the Lost Child, was a finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize Award.
The talk will explore Ferrante’s original narrative, the power of Anne Goldstein’s translations that have helped make Ferrante an international phenomenon, and the author's desire for anonymity that distinguished the author from the very beginning. NOTE: The Talk will be held in English
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