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The Resource The lying life of adults, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

The lying life of adults, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

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The lying life of adults
Title
The lying life of adults
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Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Giovanna's pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is. Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves from one to the other in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape
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Ferrante, Elena
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
novels
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1949-
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Goldstein, Ann
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  • Young women
  • City and town life
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Teenage girls
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Parent and child
  • Family secrets
  • Social classes
  • Naples (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The lying life of adults, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Italian as "La vita bugiarda degli adult". Edizioni e/o, 2019
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251546646
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
497 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432880545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The lying life of adults, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Italian as "La vita bugiarda degli adult". Edizioni e/o, 2019
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251546646
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
497 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432880545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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