Elena Ferrante

Nicoletta Peluffo (Kent State University)
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The multifarious hypotheses on the public identity of Elena Ferrante are one of the elements that have contributed to the success of her literary production. Her career as a writer of fiction begins in 1992 with the publication of L’amore molesto (1992) [Troubling Love, 2006]. Ten years later, the publication of I giorni dell’abbandono (2002) [The Days of Abandonment, 2005] is shortly followed by La figlia oscura (2006) [The Lost Daughter, 2008]. The interest around the author’s identity -- she declared she didn’t chose anonymity, she chose absence -- is paired with a cultural phenomenon subsequent to the …

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Citation: Peluffo, Nicoletta. "Elena Ferrante". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 June 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14614, accessed 09 June 2023.]

14614 Elena Ferrante 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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