Tag: elena ferrante

  • Beautiful Sentences: Elena Ferrante

    All that struggle, all that time spent camouflaging myself when I could be doing something else. The colors that suited me, the ones that didn’t, the styles that made me look thinner, those that made me fatter, the cut that flattered me, the one that didn’t. A lengthy, costly preparation. Reducing myself to a table…

  • Beautiful Sentences: Elena Ferrante

    Each of us narrates our life as it suits us. Elena Ferrante, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.

  • Trying to say God—Friday afternoon and evening

    After lunch, I heard Valerie Sayers talking about the genesis of her novel, The Powers, talking about the use of photographs, not only in the research for the book but in the final novel itself. When asked about her timeline for her books, she said that she spends more time on them now, but when she…