"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
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- Nicolas de Boisgrollier visiting fellow, Center on the United States and Europe at The Brookings Institution
- Patrick Jarreau deputy editor, Le Monde
- Bruce Stokes National Journal, international economics columnist German Marshall Fund, fellow
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