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Commended for Best Translated Book Award (Fiction) 2014
Europa Editions
Ann Goldstein
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210 x 135 x 37 mm
570 g
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The Story Of A New Name

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Following last year's My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the centre of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women.
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  1. Complex book, worth reading twice
    Cathy L, 25 september 2017

    After reading the four books in this series, I read them all a second time. I found that the second reading was almost like reading a new book. I noticed things I had missed in first reading.

  2. The Story of a New Name
    Kerstin Jansson Lacanal, 16 augusti 2016

    Fantastiskt intressant och välskriven roman. Man har svårt att lägga ifrån sig boken. Frågan är om den är självbiografisk. Jag vill gärna tro det. Men var det verkligen så småstadsaktigt i deras lilla hörn av Neapel? Det är snudd på inavel. Alla verkar på ett eller annat sätt ha haft ett förhållande eller gift in sig i varandras familjer. Men det är kanske vanligare i den italienska kulturen än hos oss? Hur som helst boken eller alla böckerna i den här romansviten är fantastiskt bra.

  3. fantastisk!!
    Katrin, 28 juli 2016

    Mer spänning än i första delen. Väldigt välskriven berättelse. Jag är helt fast i dessa människors liv! Längtar efter del 3!

  4. Värdig uppföljare
    Ulla Yngvesson, 14 juli 2016

    Nu flöt språket på och det var ett nöje att läsa boken! Innehållet kanske lite tunt på sina ställen, men ser verkligen fram emot nästa två. Hoppas de kommer snart!

  5. Årets hittills bästa
    marie janson, 3 februari 2016

    Börja läsa böckerna från Neapel och Du vill inte göra något annat. Ger igenkänning, ny inblick i Livet i Italien som känns genuin , överraskningar , friskhet och nerv.

  6. Nytt namn
    Läsare, 5 maj 2015

    Om man som jag tyckte väldigt mycket om den första boken och kan bärga sig från att vilja veta mer om vad som händer sedan, så bör man nästan avstå från den andra boken i serien. I så fall har man de ljuva minnena från första boken kvar. Det är fortfarande intressant, men vissa avsnitt hade kunnat klippas bort. Karaktärerna gör ibland väldigt omotiverade förändringar och det görs underliga hopp i tiden. Men fortfarande en god bok.

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Praise for Elena Ferrante and The Neapolitan Novels The United States "Ferrante's novels are intensely, violently personal, and because of this they seem to dangle bristling key chains of confession before the unsuspecting reader." --James Wood, The New Yorker "One of the more nuanced portraits of feminine friendship in recent memory." --Megan O'Grady, Vogue "Amazing! My Brilliant Friend took my breath away. If I were president of the world I would make everyone read this book. It is so honest and right and opens up heart to so much. Reading Ferrante reminded me of that child-like excitement when you can't look up from the page, when your eyes seem to be popping from your head, when you think: I didn't know books could do this!" --Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge "I like the Italian writer, Elena Ferrante, a lot. I've been reading all her work and all about her." -- John Waters, actor and director "Elena Ferrante may be the best contemporary novelist you've never heard of"-- The Economist "Ferrante's freshness has nothing to do with is imbued with the most haunting music of all, the echoes of literary history." --The New York Times Book Review "I am such a fan of Ferrante's work, and have been for quite a while." --Jennifer Gilmore, author of The Mothers "The women's fraught relationship and shifting fortunes are the life forces of the poignant book" -- Publisher's Weekly "When I read [the Neapolitan novels] I find that I never want to stop. I feel vexed by the obstacles--my job, or acquaintances on the subway--that threaten to keep me apart from the books. I mourn separations (a year until the next one--how?). I am propelled by a ravenous will to keep going."--Molly Fischer, The New Yorker "[Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels] don't merely offer a teeming vision of working-class Naples, with its cobblers and professors, communists and mobbed-up businessmen, womanizing poets and downtrodden wives; they present one of modern fiction's richest portraits of a friendship." --John Powers, Fresh Air, NPR "Elena Ferrante is one of the great novelists of our time. Her voice is passionate, her view sweeping and her gaze basilisk . . . In these bold, gorgeous, relentless novels, Ferrante traces the deep connections between the political and the domestic. This is a new version of the way we live now -- one we need, one told brilliantly, by a woman."--Roxana Robinson, The New York Times Book Review "An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends Lila and Elena, Bright and passionate girls from a raucous neighborhood in world-class Naples. Ferrante writes with such aggression and unnerving psychological insight about the messy complexity of female friendship that the real world can drop away when you're reading her."--Entertainment Weekly "Ferrante seasons the prose with provocative perceptions not unlike the way Proust did." --Shelf Awareness "It would be difficult to find a deeper portrait of women's friendship than the one in Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, which unfold from the fifties to the twenty-first century to tell a single story with the possessive force of an origin myth."--Megan O'Grady, Vogue "Ferrante's writing is so unencumbered, so natural, and yet so lovely, brazen, and flush. The constancy of detail and the pacing that zips and skips then slows to a real-time crawl have an almost psychic effect, bringing you deeply into synchronicity with the discomforts and urgency of the characters' emotions. Ferrante is unlike other writers--not because she's innovative, but rather because she's unselfconscious and brutally, diligently honest."--Minna Proctor, Bookforum "Ferrante can do a woman's interior dialogue like no one else, with a ferocity that is shockingly honest, unnervingly blunt."--Booklist "The truest evocation of a complex and lif

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Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008) and the Neapolitan Quartet (Europa 2012-2015). She is also the author of a children's picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night.Ann Goldstein is an editor at The New Yorker. Her translations for Europa Editions include novels by Amara Lakhous, Alessandro Piperno, and Elena Ferrante's bestselling My Brilliant Friend. She lives in New York.