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A wax model of Ernest Hemingway at Madame Tussauds in New York. Anton_Ivanov/

Friday essay: why literary celebrity is a double-edged sword

Bob Dylan is now a literary celebrity. And next week, the Booker Prize judges will anoint another. The tag is still chiefly attached to men but women authors shouldn't despair: fame and good writing can be uneasy bedfellows.
One of the questions most discussed on Italian social media is whether the same thing would have happened to a male writer who had made the same choice for privacy. dawolf-/Flickr

‘Uncovering’ Elena Ferrante, and the importance of a woman’s voice

In her novels, in numerous articles and in correspondence, Elena Ferrante has chosen to depict the world from a female point of view. She has always claimed that the woman’s gaze is decisive.
Elena Ferrante’s searing portraits of women have won her international acclaim, though very little is known about the author herself. Text Publishing

Successfully absent: Elena Ferrante’s Italian books

Italian novelist Elena Ferrante has been called "one of the great novelists of our time" and her Neapolitan novel cycle "an unconditional masterpiece". But the author herself remains an intangible figure.

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