Ferrante Fever Resurfaces Worldwide; New HBO Series

November 27, 2018

Ferrante Fever Resurfaces Worldwide; New HBO Series

Just when it seems like everyone has read the Neopolitan series, HBO creates a bang-on, faithful adaptation that allows everyone to talk about their favorite literary obsession again. Before watching the television show, I suggest listening to The Cut on Tuesday's podcast to refresh yourself on all that is wonderful about the series. I did and suddenly I was back in my wonderful book group a few years ago talking about female friendships; can men read books about female friendships; Post-War Italy; how your neighborhood is your whole world in childhood; the violence of the men in the novel; and yes maybe my group spent a good portion of the night youtubing Italian dialects.

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The podcast reminded me of the great cover controversy of the original series. Am I one of the few people incredibly fond of the idiosyncratic design?

The first two television episodes are wonderful and make me want to reread the whole series. In researching reviews for the tv shows, I came across this Guardian piece by Elena Ferrante herself from September 2018, and it's about female friendship. As if we needed anything more!



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Peggy Burns

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