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Title: Incidental Inventions
Author: FERRANTE ELENA
Illustrator: UCINI ANDREA
Publication date: 19/11/2019
Publishing status: Active
‘This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me.’
With these words, Elena Ferrante, the bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian. For a full year she penned short pieces, the subjects of which were suggested by editors at the Guardian, turning the writing process into a kind of prolonged interlocution; the subjects ranged from first love to climate change, from enmity among women to the adaptation of her novels to film and TV. As she said in her final column: ‘I have written as an author of novels, taking on matters that are important to me and that – if I have the will and the time – I’d like to develop within real narrative mechanisms.’
Here, then, are the seeds of possible future novels, the ruminations of an internationally beloved author, and the abiding preoccupations of a writer who has been called ‘one of the great novelists of our time’ (the New York Times).
Gathered here in a beautiful gift edition and accompanied by a new, original introduction by the author and Andrea Ucini’s intelligent, witty, and beautiful illustrations, this is a must for all Ferrante fans.
Praise for Elena Ferrante
‘Ferrante’s writing seems to say something that hasn’t been said before – it isn’t easy to specify what this is – in a way so compelling its readers forget where they are, abandon friends and disdain sleep.’ – Joanna Biggs, The London Review of Books
‘Ferrante has written about female identity with a heft and sharpness unmatched by anyone since Doris Lessing.’ – Elizabeth Lowry, The Wall Street Journal
‘Ferrante, in her unflinching willingness to lead us toward `the mutable fury of things’ places the readers inside intimate relations between with an irresistible and urgent immediacy.’ – Roger Cohen, The New York Review of Books
‘Reading Ferrante is an extraordinary experience. There’s a powerful and unsettling candor in her writing.’ – Nick Romeo, The Boston Globe
Dimension: 225mm X 155mm