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My Brilliant Friend Season 2 Trailer: Growing Up Doesn’t Mean Letting Go

My Brilliant Friend Season 2 trailer: Growing up doesn’t mean letting go HBO has released the official trailer for the upcoming second season of Italian drama series My Brilliant Friend, which will be based on Elena Ferrante’s second novel in the Neapolitan book series titled The Story of a New Name. Featuring the return of Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace as Elena and Lila, the series is set to return on Monday, March 16. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Run Teaser Pre...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Naples, Elena Ferrante, Elena, Lila, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend, Elena Greco, Raffaella Cerullo, Lila Elena, Elisa Del Genio

Frisch getrennt? Mit diesen Büchern überstehst du den Valentinstag

Trennungen sind hart. Du weinst sehr viel, musst ständig an die Person denken, die dir das Herz gebrochen hat und fragst dich, warum gerade du so einen Schmerz verdient hast. Das alles zu überstehen und auch ohne ihn oder sie glücklich zu sein, scheint gerade am Anfang wie eine unlösbare Aufgabe. Doch darum geht es im Grunde nach einem Beziehungsaus: Eine neue Normalität zu schaffen und zu lernen, wer man ohne ihn oder sie eigentlich ist.Dieser Prozess braucht aber seine Zeit. Und wie könnte ma...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Roy, Renée Zellweger, Jack Kerouac, San Fransisco, Colin Firth, Nelson, Elena Ferrante, Nie, Elena, Bridget Jones, Lila, Roberson, Essen, Freundin

‘The Lost Daughter’: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Directorial Debut Will Star Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, and More

Maggie Gyllenhaal has been acting for close to 30 years, and in that time she’s worked with an eclectic collection of top tier filmmakers: Spike Jonze, Christopher Nolan, Penny Marshall, Oliver Stone, and more. Now she’s been bitten by the directing bug herself, and is all set to make her directorial debut with a film adaptation of author Elena Ferrante’s novel The Lost Daughter. Today, we found out who will star in Gyllenhaal’s new movie. Oscar winner Olivia Colman is set to play the lead role...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Casting, Italy, Adaptation, Olivia Colman, Johnson, Maggie-Gyllenhaal, Dakota Johnson, Elena Ferrante, Gyllenhaal, LEDA, Colman, Jessie Buckley, Peter-Sarsgaard

Olivia Colman to Lead Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Directorial Debut The Lost Daughter

Olivia Colman to lead Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut The Lost Daughter Deadline brings word that Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Crown) has officially signed on to star in Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal’s upcoming directorial debut film titled The Lost Daughter, which will be an adaptation of author Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name. In addition to Colman, Dakota Johnson (Peanut Butter Falcon), Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose) and Gyllenhaal’s husband, ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Canada, Italy, Oscar, Olivia Colman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dakota Johnson, Baz Luhrmann, Peter Sarsgaard, Elena Ferrante, Gyllenhaal, Golden Globe, LEDA, Ferrante

Olivia Colman Leads All-Star Cast for Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Directorial Debut

For her directorial debut, Maggie Gyllenhaal has tapped Oscar-winner Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley and Peter Sarsgaard to star in the feature adaptation of “The Lost Daughter.” Gyllenhaal also penned the script, which is based on the novel by best-selling author Elena Ferrante. “The Lost Daughter” tells the story of a college professor (Colman) […]
Tags: News, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Elena Ferrante, Gyllenhaal, Colman, Olivia Coleman, Maggie Gyllenahaal, The Lost Daughter, Olivia Colman Dakota Johnson Jessie Buckley

Indie Spotlight: Jennifer Spiegel

Welcome to our Indie Spotlight series. In which TNBBC gives small press authors the floor to shed some light on their writing process, publishing experiences, or whatever else they'd like to share with you, the readers!Today, we have a returning guest, and dear author friend of TNBBC, Jennifer Spiegel. Her latest book, , released just this past January. Here's what the Goodreads page claims: The book is 100% narrative nonfiction and 0% self-help. It was actually written for the author’s childr...
Tags: Books, Cheryl Strayed, Tig Notaro, France, America, Chicago, Netflix, Nelson Mandela, Arizona, Johnson, Oj Simpson, Epcot, Adam Johnson, Elena Ferrante, Cbgb, East Village

The Joys Of Listening To Elena Ferrante’s New Novel, In Italian

The book isn’t due to be published until June in English translation. The writer Martha Cooley asks her husband to read the novel – a first-person account by a woman – to her. “Low in pitch and volume, his voice is distinctly male. He doesn’t have a Neapolitan accent but a northern Italian one. Sometimes I have to ask him to speak up, or to slow down; it’s easy for him to gain speed without realizing it. Now and then he’ll stop reading, realizing he’s just botched a sentence’s syntax. Returning...
Tags: Art, Words, Elena Ferrante, 02.01.20, Martha Cooley

Second Season of RAI/HBO Elena Ferrante Series ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Unveiled

“My Brilliant Friend – The Story of a New Name,” the second season of Italian pubcaster RAI and HBO’s TV series based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling “Neapolitan Novels,” was unveiled on Tuesday in Italy where the hotly anticipated show will start airing on RAI in February. “New Name” will launch on RAI on Feb. 10, after […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Italy, Elena Ferrante, The Apartment, RAI, Saverio Costanzo, Wildside, Alice Rohrwacher, Lorenzo Mieli

My Strategic Book Reserve - Banking Unread Books from Favorite Authors

When I wrote this post last week about Erik Larson’s new book The Splendid and the Vile, I said I was going to buy and read it the second it comes out. But then I realized that Larson has written several books that I am fully aware of but have not read, including 2015’s Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. What gives? Why am I not rushing out for that one? I do this with other favorite authors and books series as well. I’ve read some deep cuts from the archives of David Foster Wallace...
Tags: Hilary Mantel, David Foster Wallace, Elena Ferrante, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jason Kottke, Larson, Erik Larson, Richard Rhodes, My Strategic Book Reserve Banking Unread Books, Favorite Authors

Elena Ferrante’s Literary Success Has Changed The Role Of Women Writers In Italy

Her ascent, and the rediscovery of some of the last century’s great Italian female writers, has encouraged a new wave of women and shaken the country’s literary establishment. Women writers here are winning prestigious prizes, getting translated and selling copies. Their achievements have set off a wider debate in Italy about what constitutes literature in a country where self-referential virtuosity is often valued over storytelling, emotional resonance and issues like sexism or gender ...
Tags: Art, Italy, Words, Elena Ferrante, 12.09.19

Shorties (Elena Ferrante's New Novel Reviewed, New Music from Grimes, and more)

The Guardian reviewed Elena Ferrante's new novel, The Lying Life of Adults. Stream a new Grimes song. November's best eBook deals. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 253 year-end lists so far. Librairie Drawn and Quarterly and Bryan Washington listed the best books of the 2010s. Julia Jacklin covered Avril Lavigne's "I'm with You." Ann Patchett talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books about her latest novel, The Dutch House. Stream a new ...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, David, Grimes, Rolling Stone, Avril Lavigne, Elena Ferrante, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Ann Patchett, Mary Gaitskill, Julia Jacklin, Leslie Jamison, Bryan Washington, Librairie Drawn and Quarterly, John le Carre The New York Times

Ferrante fever grows as fans gather across Italy for new book launch

Reading vigils held for release of author’s first novel in four years, set in 1990s NaplesReading vigils are being held across Italy as fans of Elena Ferrante gather for the release of the author’s new book, her first novel in four years.Ferrante’s Italian publisher, Edizioni E/O, was careful not to give too much away, issuing only a short extract in early September indicating the story takes place in Naples, the same setting for her phenomenally successful quartet of books that began with My Br...
Tags: Europe, Books, World news, Culture, Italy, Naples, Elena Ferrante, Ferrante, Edizioni

Elena Ferrante’s new book sparks buzz ahead of awaited debut

ROME (AP) — At the stroke of midnight, Elena Ferrante’s latest novel debuts in Italy, with bookstores staying open into the wee hours for a legion of excited fans. Stores planned to offer readings of excerpts of “La vita bugiarda degli adulti” (the lying life of adults) late Wednesday until the much-awaited book goes on […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Rome, Nation, Italy, Elena Ferrante

Here’s Everything We Know So Far About Elena Ferrante’s New Novel

Mysterious Italian author Elena Ferrante will soon release a new novel — her first since 2014, when she published the last instalment of the four Neapolitan novels that made her a global literary star. That quartet, which followed two girls growing up in a poor neighbourhood of Naples during the 20th century, was praised by…
Tags: Books, News, Uncategorized, Naples, Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

I'm not sure why it took me so long to get around to reading this brilliant novel that a friend brought me months ago.  It reminds of one of the reasons I love to read--total immersion in another life, another place. The place is Naples in the Fifties--a village-like street in the poor part of town. We follow the early lives of two ambitious girls in minute detail, at the same time absorbing the inter-family politics of their small world. I found it riveting. And lucky me!--th...
Tags: Gardening, Book, Naples, Elena Ferrante, Vicki Lane

The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century (So Far)

The Guardian recently compiled a list of the best books of the century (with a British bent). Here are a few of the picks that caught my eye: 87. Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood — “This may not be the only account of living in a religious household in the American midwest (in her youth, the author joined a group called God’s Gang, where they spoke in tongues), but it is surely the funniest. The author started out as the “poet laureate of Twitter”; her language is brilliant, and she has a com...
Tags: US, Italy, Michael Lewis, Moneyball, Elena Ferrante, Jason Kottke, Lewis, Ware, Gaiman, Ferrante, Barbara Ehrenreich, Chris Ware, Ehrenreich, Patricia Lockwood, JIMMY CORRIGAN, Neil Gaiman From the Sandman

"There is one form of power that has fascinated me ever since I was a girl, even though it has been widely colonized by men: the power of storytelling."

"Telling stories really is a kind of power, and not an insignificant one. Stories give shape to experience, sometimes by accommodating traditional literary forms, sometimes by turning them upside down, sometimes by reorganizing them. Stories draw readers into their web, and engage them by putting them to work, body and soul, so that they can transform the black thread of writing into people, ideas, feelings, actions, cities, worlds, humanity, life. Storytelling, in other words, gives us the powe...
Tags: Writing, Law, Elena Ferrante, Gender Politics, Order And Chaos

The Stone: Elena Ferrante: A Power of Our Own

Power is a story told by women. For centuries, men have colonized storytelling. That era is over.
Tags: News, Philosophy, Elena Ferrante, Books and Literature, Women and Girls

Books of The Times: An Operatic Italian Classic Gets a Fresh Translation

Elsa Morante’s “Arturo’s Island,” about a boy’s coming-of-age in the years before World War II, has been newly translated by Ann Goldstein, who brought Elena Ferrante’s novels into English.
Tags: Elsa, News, Elena Ferrante, Goldstein, Books and Literature, Elsa Morante, Ann Goldstein, Translation and Interpreters, Morante, Ann (1949-, Arturo's Island (Book

'Ferrante Fever' Documentary: A Literary Phenomenon, Lovingly Explored

This Italian documentary loosely, and very gently, profiles the mysterious author Elena Ferrante, and her international fanbase, in an effort to celebrate, not expose.(Image credit: Greenwich Entertainment)
Tags: News, Elena Ferrante

This Week In Trailers: Ferrante Fever, 306 Hollywood, Aquarela, On The President’s Orders

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we read a book, try and speak about love through images, remember never to get caught with drugs in the Philippines, and think about...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Russia, Amy Schumer, James Jones, Philippines, This Week In Trailers, Miami, Venezuela, Steve McQueen, Movie Trailers, Smith, Elena Ferrante, Manila, Elan, Lake Baikal

Angela Readman's Playlist for Her Novel "Something Like Breathing"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Angela Readman's novel Something Like Breathing is a stunning debut, a coming-of-age fairy tale I could not put down. Booklist wrote of the book: "Readman’s debut novel paints a v...
Tags: Music, Scotland, David, Metallica, Billy Corgan, Elvis, Leonard Cohen, Financial Times, Nick Cave, Elena Ferrante, Irish Times, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Cohen, Booklist

Alice Rohrwacher Set to Direct Two Episodes of Ferrante Adaptation ‘The Story of a New Name’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian director Alice Rohrwacher (“Happy as Lazzaro”) will direct two of the eight episodes of RAI and HBO’s Elena Ferrante adaptation “The Story of a New Name,” the second season of “My Brilliant Friend,” according to sources. A representative for Wildside, the show’s production company, had no comment.  Director Saverio Costanzo, who handled all eight […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Elena Ferrante, RAI, Lazzaro, Saverio Costanzo, Wildside, My Brilliant Friend, Alice Rohrwacher

Eric, Nat and Sarah

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed chef Eric Ripert on growing up in France (go here). Several weeks ago, I went down to Eric's Manhattan restaurant, Le Bernardin, and we spent time in his office talking about childhood—how his mother helped him develop a refined pallet and the emotional issues he had to deal with after his parents divorced. [Photo of Eric Ripert at his Le Bernardin restaurant in Manhattan by Matt Furman for The Wall Street Journal ] SiriusXM. Last...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, France, Karen, Italy, Manhattan, Jazz, Janis Joplin, Wall Street Journal, Sarah, Elena Ferrante, Capitol, Phil, Eric, Naples Italy, Matt Furman

The Elena Ferrante Books Are Explicitly Political – Something People Are Finally Catching On To With The TV Shows

Maybe some reviewers were, shall we say, confused by the idea of books that were about the friendship of two women also being about politics. Ferrante was never unclear, though. The author’s point: “Elena and Lila were alienated from history in all its political, social, economic, cultural aspects — and yet they were part of history in everything they said or did.”  – Los Angeles Review of Books
Tags: Art, Words, Elena Ferrante, Elena, Lila, Ferrante, 12.15.18

‘My Brilliant Friend’ Scores Brilliant Ratings at Home

With its international rollout well underway, the critically acclaimed TV series “My Brilliant Friend,” based on the first of Italian author Elena Ferrante’s bestselling “Neapolitan Novels,” is scoring strong ratings at home in Italy, and is also playing well in the U.S. and U.K. The show, which explores the bounds of female friendship, is being […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Global, Italy, Sky, Elena Ferrante, RAI, Saverio Costanzo, My Brilliant Friend, Eleonora Andreatta

New Elena Ferrante-inspired street art to be unveiled in Naples

The author’s Neapolitan novels and the TV adaptation My Brilliant Friend have brought attention to Naples’ Rione Luzzatti district, where a dramatic mural will become a major drawElena Ferrante fever spread across the globe with the release of the author’s Neapolitan novels, but it took the success of the acclaimed TV adaptation, My Brilliant Friend, for the hype to come full circle back to Rione Luzzatti, the neighbourhood east of the city centre where the bildungsroman unfurls.As the eight-epi...
Tags: Travel, Books, City Breaks, Cultural Trips, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Naples, Elena Ferrante, Europe Holidays, Italy Holidays, Naples Holidays, Ferrante, Rione Luzzatti, Biblioteca Andreoli

My Brilliant Friend: Has HBO’s ‘’My Brilliant Friend’ Finale Left You Wanting More?

Times staff discuss the highs and lows of the eight-episode season adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel.
Tags: Hbo, Television, News, Elena Ferrante, Elena, Ferrante, Home Box Office, My Brilliant Friend (TV Program

IQIYI Snaps up Hit Drama ‘My Brilliant Friend’ for China

Chinese streaming giant, iQIYI has snapped up China rights to acclaimed European drama series “My Brilliant Friend.” The show is based on the first of a series of books by Elena Ferrante, set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, and spanning a period over 60 years. It was presented by HBO (U.S.), and Italy’s Rai […]
Tags: Asia, Hbo, News, China, Global, Markets & Festivals, Italy, iQiyi, Naples, Elena Ferrante, Fremantle, My Brilliant Friend, HBO U S

Elena Ferrante Might Be More Than One Person — And Here’s Why That Would Matter

In the form of “An Open Letter to Elena Ferrante, Whoever You Are,” Rachel Donadio does a dive into the writings of the two people (who happen to be married to each other) most often suggested as the actual writer of the mysterious Italian author’s novels, essays, and e-mail interviews — and Donadio considers why so many of the readers who love Ferrante’s work are invested in her identity, particularly her identity as a woman. — The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Words, Elena Ferrante, Ferrante, Donadio, December 2018, Rachel Donadio