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Guide to the Classics: The Leopard

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) has been regarded as a classic of European literature since soon after its publication in 1958. It recounts the decline and fall of Sicily’s aristocracy.
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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