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✓ Read ¸ I giorni dell'abbandono by Elena Ferrante í Oh dear Basically the Neapolitan novels render this book completely obsolete It s like a crude test drive for the character of Elena Elena is called Olga in this novel and is the woman from hell A kind of fantasy creation of how we might behave in our most self indulgent, man hating and self pitying incarnation Essentially she s an educated thirty eight woman who behaves like an adolescent crackhead I could imagine Meryl Streep playing her in a film, except the film I saw would have been a comedy and Streep would have been brilliantly funny And that s maybe the problem This novel should have been a comedy it realises this a couple of times and then it s very funny But the tone and prose is so self consciously pretentious and purple that I found myself laughing at the book rather than with it Basically Cine E Aceast Misterioas Elena Ferrante Pe Care Nici Succesul Interna Ional Al Romanelor Ei, Nici Premiile Literare N O Fac S Renun E La Totala Discre Ie N Care Se Nconjoar Nimeni Nu Tie Cum Arat Nici M Car Dac O Femeie I Nu Un B Rbat Se Ascunde Sub Acest Pseudonim N Zilele Reg Sirii Mele N Ai Niciun Motiv S Te Ndoie Ti C Autorul E O Femeie Elena Ferrante Cunoa Te N Profunzime Disperarea Femeii De De Ani, Abandonate De So , Nc T I Vine S Crezi C A Trecut Ea Ns I Printr O Dram Asem N Toare Despre Care S A Hot R T S Scrie Cu O Sf Ietoare I Dezarmant SinceritateDar Dac , Totu I, Nu E When you don t know how to keep a man you lose everything.
It is easy to say that the build up to Olga s sense of abandonment and her descent into the abyss of her psychological breakdown couldn t quite hold together after her abrupt transformation back into normality underscored by a sense of contained pain I don t know how to put it adequately I m feeling as inadequate as people say they do when they review Stoner but there is something entirely missing from the bigger picture that could, say, put in the right place the accumulated sense of her predicament as we read through the awkward and baffling situation drama of her self entrapment in the apartment with her two young children, out of her senses, unable to get out, her mind and body at war with each other.
Staccato, fragmented, three word sentences mirror the disordered urgency of Olga s own state of mind, her desperate What happens when a person s domestic life with spouse and children, their entire personal existence, cracks like a bottle of wine and spills all over the floor The Days of Abandonment happens.
The atmosphere of this book is far powerful than the sum of each of its words The shape of the telling fits the theme perfectly, and the honesty of Olga, the narrator, allows the reader to share in her experience, to look through every line, to gaze downward and feel the vertigo of the depths, the blackness of inferno.
While Olga s voice is always painfully honest, I am clean I am true I am playing with my cards on the table what really strikes the reader is how the language of the narration changes as Olga s state of mind changes In the beginning, the writing is slow, thoughtful, quiet, with all the necessary commas and periods I had taught myself to wait Oh dear Basically the Neapolitan novels render this book completely obsolete It s like a crude test drive for the character of Elena Elena is called Olga in this novel and is the woman from hell A kind of fantasy creation of how we might behave in our most self indulgent, man hating and self pitying incarnation Essentially she s an educated thirty eight woman who behaves like an adolescent crackhead I could imagine Meryl Streep playing her in a film, except the film I saw would have been a comedy and Streep would have been brilliantly funny And that s maybe the problem This novel should have been a comedy it realises this a couple of times and then it s very funny But the tone and prose is so self consciously pretentious and purple that I found myself laughing at the book rather than with it Basically Almodovar s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Margaret Atwood s terrific uberfeminist two first novels Charlotte Perkins Gilman s short story avatar heroine from The Yellow Wallpaper THIS, a novel with absolutely perfect symbolism that describes the descent of this woman goin bonkers, with the overflow of emotions which invades her after being left for the other woman Incendiary insightful, Elena Ferrante is one authentic discovery Almodovar s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Margaret Atwood s terrific uberfeminist two first novels Charlotte Perkins Gilman s short story avatar heroine from The Yellow Wallpaper THIS, a novel with absolutely perfect symbolism that describes the descent of this woman goin bonkers, with the overflow of emotions which invades her after being left for the other woman Incendiary insightful, Elena Ferrante is one authentic discovery I first heard about Elena Ferrante about a year ago when everyone seemed to read her Neapolitan saga So I joined the club too and readMy brilliant friend, the first installment of the series I pretty liked that one though to be honest sometimes I was lost in the plethora of names and constantly confused who was who and with whom I didn t find the language especially captivating but it was nicely written and I hadn t any problem with reading it But if I had to indicate any reservation it would probably be the voices of two main protagonists Sometimes I just couldn t hear them in the spate of events and other protagonists.
OtherwiseThe days of abandonment Here nothing distracts us, nothing diverts our attention from our heroine Olga, well groomed, happy wife and mother of two, all of a sudd Look at me, I said to the glass in a whisper, a breath The mirror was summing up my situation The worse side, the better side, geometry of the hidden.
The stage is set with everything at its right place The lunch is prepared, served and without further ado, an unexpected and grievous announcement is made from across the table with a nonchalance rightly belonging to some stranger rather than that one dear person who shared with you yet another embarrassingly funny tale of his teenage self as a prelude to the unexceptional lovemaking just a couple of nights ago The wonted calm abruptly gets replaced by an uninvited chaos and the neat arrangement of a happy home appears to be the mocking backdrop of a black comedy where things are supposed to take several turns for better or for worseDays of Abandonment are here along with an indefinite Not nearly as good as Elena Ferrante s Naples Quartet Engaging writing about a husband who leaves his wife and children, but I felt neutral I read this just before reading Ties by Domenico Starnone A similar type story By the end of both novels I wanted to fly kites with the kids and get them ice cream cones The adults can go play in their own sandboxes I m glad I read this short book and Ties but it made me miss the Quartet series.
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especially book Two and Three Well written but Bleak Pathetic This is the sixth novel I have read by Elena Ferrante, and let me tell you her characters are not introspective, contemplative people They are angry people pissed off in a variety of complex ways about why their lives have turned to shit In The Days of Abandonment a husband leaves his wife and two children The wife, our narrator, is incapable of finding a way to live singly Slowly she falls apart Not halfway through yet and I m beginning to wonder if she may not end up institutionalized There are these mental lapses, emotional tirades The pitch is growing and off kilter Will she throw herself under a train, like Anna Karenina Will she become a holy terror like Lila in the Neapolitan Novels She has given her husband, Mario, everything She pretty much forced marched him a timid man throu Nothing you read about Elena Ferrante s work prepares you for the ferocity of it Amy Rowland, The New York Times The book is acerbic, biting, warm, horrifying, searing, endearing, astounding, changing like the weather The days, weeks and months following an Italian man s announcement that he is leaving his wife and two children Ferrante jolts the reader little than a hundred words in, by having Olga, her first person narrator, conclude her description of her abandonment Then he assumed the blame for everything that was happening and closed the door carefully behind him, leaving me turned to stone beside the sink Olga, who is was a sometime writer, grapples with a woman s dilemma why Am I no longer attractive Has he become bored with me Is he having an affair But mostly she confronts her own past as a young girl, when a neighbor the poverella that poor woman as she came I hesitate between giving this book 3 or 4 stars On one hand, it is a visceral, brutal read the story of Olga s near disintegration in the aftermath of her being abandoned by her husband Marco On the day that she discovers the identity of the lover for whom Marco has left and this takes up probably half of the book all hell breaks loose her son vomits in his sleep and has a huge fever and her dog well Mario s dog gets sick and dies, probably poisoned In the midst of all this calamity, Olga struggles to hold herself together, but pretty much fails much to the chagrin and disappointment of her daughter It is incredibly realistic and painful to feel Olga s alienation from a world where everything was reduced to an aseptic voice p 68 She When you don t know how to keep a man you lose everything.
It is easy to say that the build up to Olga s sense of abandonment and her descent into the abyss of her psychological breakdown couldn t quite hold together after her abrupt transformation back into normality underscored by a sense of contained pain I don t know how to put it adequately I m feeling as inadequate as people say they do when they review Stoner but there is something entirely missing from the bigger picture that could, say, put in the right place the accumulated sense of her predicament as we read through the awkward and baffling situation drama of her self entrapment in the apartment with her two young children, out of her senses, unable to get out, her mind and body at war with each other.
Staccato, fragmented, three word sentences mirror the disordered urgency of Olga s own state of mind, her desperate

Elena Ferrante is a pseudonymous Italian novelist Ferrante is the author of a half dozen novels, including The Lost Daughter originally published as La figlia oscura, 2006 In 2012, Europa Editions began publication of English translations of Ferrante s Neapolitan Novels, a series about two perceptive and intelligent girls from Naples who try to create lives for themselves within a violent an