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The Violent World of Elena Ferrante

Author: Roger Cohen
Newspaper, blog or website: New York Review of Books
Date: May 26 2016
URL: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/05/26/violent-world-of-elena-ferrante/

In his stunning review in the New York Review of Books, Roger Cohen says [Ferrante's] "evocation of the devastating work conditions in a sausage factory where Lila labored recalls Zola; her examination of Nino Sarratore’s ambitious rise from the provinces to political prominence in Rome owes something to Balzac. Her vivid description of place recalls Lawrence Durrell. (Naples is the third-most-important character, a festering being drawing everyone back into its squalid labyrinth of generational vendettas.)"

Read the full review in the May 26th issue of the New York Review of Books.