WHEN I FIRST READ — no, devoured — Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend tetralogy in 2016, I loathed the narrator. Elena Greco, or more commonly known as Lenù, is shy and adapting. I was more interested in Raffaella Cerullo, or Lila, who made scenes and called men uommen’e mmerd (literally “shit men” in Neapolitan). I […]
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