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Title The Ferrante letters : an experiment in collective criticism / Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, Jill Richards.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  305.42 CHIHAYA    Check Shelf
Description 277 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Literature now
Literature now.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part 1: Letters (2015) -- Part 2: Essays (2018) -- "Unform," Sarah Chihaya -- "The Story of a Fiction," Katherine Hill -- "The Queer Counterfactual," Jill Richards -- "The Cage of Authorship," Merve Emre -- Afterword -- Appendix: Guest Letters -- Sara Marcus, Marissa Brostoff, Lili Loofbourow, Amy Schiller, and Cecily Swanson.
Summary "Like few other works of contemporary literature, Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels found an audience of passionate and engaged readers around the world. Inspired by Ferrante's intense depiction of female friendship and women's intellectual lives, four critics embarked upon a project that was both work and play: to create a series of epistolary readings of the Neapolitan Quartet that also develops new ways of reading and thinking together. In a series of intertwined, original, and daring readings of Ferrante's work and her fictional world, Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards strike a tone at once critical and personal, achieving a way of talking about literature that falls between the seminar and the book club. Their letters make visible the slow, fractured, and creative accretion of ideas that underwrites all literary criticism and also illuminate the authors' lives outside the academy. The Ferrante Letters offers an improvisational, collaborative, and cumulative model for reading and writing with others, proposing a new method the authors call collective criticism. A book for fans of Ferrante and for literary scholars seeking fresh modes of intellectual exchange, The Ferrante Letters offers incisive criticism, insouciant riffs, and the pleasure of giving oneself over to an extended conversation about fiction with friends"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ferrante, Elena -- Criticism and interpretation.
Female friendship in literature.
Women in literature.
Ferrante, Elena. (OCoLC)fst00386215
Female friendship in literature. (OCoLC)fst00922616
Women in literature. (OCoLC)fst01177912
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Chihaya, Sarah, author.
Emre, Merve, author.
Hill, Katherine, 1982- author.
Richards, Jill C., 1983- author.
Marcus, Sara, 1977- author.
Brostoff, Marissa, author.
Loofbourow, Lili, author.
Schiller, Amy, author.
Swanson, Cecily, author.
Other Form: Online version: Chihaya, Sarah, The ferrante letters New York : Columbia University Press, 2019. 9780231550888 (DLC) 2019022532
ISBN 9780231194563 hardcover
0231194560 hardcover
9780231194570 paperback
0231194579 paperback
9780231550888 electronic book
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