Frantumaglia (audiobook)

A Writer’s Journey

Translated by Ann Goldstein
13.8 hrs • 11 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 11/01/16
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 11/01/16 9781441708403
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 11/01/16 9781441701213
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A collection of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews by critically acclaimed author Elena Ferrante

Review Quotes

“For admirers of Ferrante’s work who are not particularly interested in a biographical reading of her fiction, Frantumaglia offers something else: a chance to consider her strange, spectral presence in the world of letters.”

New York Times Book Review

“In Frantumaglia there are some outstanding passages of literary criticism, feminist theory, film studies, sociology, and philosophy.”

Sunday Times (London)

“Elena Ferrante…has created a body of work that stands alone. This represents an entire world, made up of language, family, gesture, emotions, politics, and culture.”

Washington Post

“This is a fascinating volume, as ever beautifully translated by Ann Goldstein. At times, it is as absorbing as Ferrante’s extraordinary fictions and touches on troubling unconscious matter with the same visceral intensity.”

Guardian (London)

“American readers hungry for every Ferrante sentence they can get will find many here in which she lowers her knife through the bread of life.”

Los Angeles Times

“A massive prank on criticism and the media: all of it done to show us how badly we read what we read, how badly women writers are treated, and how badly the press operates.”

New Republic

“Ferrante’s work is not about women or friendship or abandonment: It is, rather, about a sense of the deep-down rawness of life itself—which runs like an electrical current beneath the prose.”


“A feast for writers, lovers of literature, and creators of all kinds.”


“Devotees will surely pore over the bits and pieces in an effort to arrive one step closer at understanding the phenomenon that is Ferrante fever.”

Kirkus Reviews