What Is so Brilliant About Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Series?

Kolina Cicero
5 min readMar 10, 2019


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Since publication of the first book in 2011, the Neapolitan Novels have made their way into the highest echelon of modern literature. The tetralogy was written by Elena Ferrante, a pseudonymous author who was said to be born in Naples, Italy in the early 1940s.