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“...an exploration of the effects of paternal and patriarchal legacies.”

Author: Stiliana Milkova
Newspaper, blog or website: Public Books
Date: Sep 9 2020
URL: https://www.publicbooks.org/ferrante-breaks-the-frame/?fbclid=IwAR2i6y87WNM0mWvF2QiRAwwW2C9m87ReEkNchYhZwSgdonhu_yVpOhwfykY

The Lying Life of Adults is an exploration of the effects of paternal and patriarchal legacies on the formation of Giovanna’s identity […] The narrative frame introduced in the opening chapter of Lying Life does not close at the novels end[.] But by not closing the narrative frame, the text avoids any finalized or totalizing representation of feminine identity—it unframes Giovanna.”

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