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He darkness with his hair covering his face he slowly lets his cultured British accent morph into a thick gravelly hick voice that is clearly his natural tone He makes it as scary as possible throwing it at aristocratic Lee like a weapon moving to the bars with red yes like he s morphing himself into the monster he believes himself to be It s like that but mannered xpressed in ladylike spare lines like this I was so glad that no one in that nice little family had asked me as happened freuently where I came from what my father did and my mother I was I I I It makes sense why later in the novel there s a passage about how so many characters are confused when Lila wants to go take a job in the center of the city She s a veritable ueen in the old neighborhood and can lord it over anyone there lend them money show them up in clothes people are now afraid to cross her Why would she want to go to the nicer part of town where her illusions will be shattered Why would she want to take that away that illusion from herselfThis class angle had a lot to do with the ugly place I was telling you about before which is the deep seeded insecurity that runs throughout this ntire book But while class and place and atmosphere are the bedrock reasons the insecurity I m talking about here has to do with friendship This series is after all about a friendship No matter what other powerful stuff buttresses it under the surface that provided it with its foundation we re far nough along into the lives of these girls that the friendship has now taken on a life of its own We ve reached the point as happens in a lot of long running friendships where the thing has become overripe it s become something rotten and possibly poisonous something that probably should have been dumped overboard a long time ago But you re still at the place where you can t uite let it goEspecially when it s a powerful relationship with someone as charismatic as Lila someone you looked up to someone you put on a pedestal and set up as a sort of personal musedeitydevil It s a fascinating minute xamination of a part of the conseuences of an Purely Sexual expanding consciousness of the world namely that you realize that you your friend and your courtyard are no longer the center of the universe Elena is starting to become aware in fits and starts of the fact that Lila has a personality and limits just like she does She starts to say things like this is what she does She starts toxpress annoyance and there s The West Transformed: A History of Western Civilization, Vol 1, to 1715 even a few times where she pathetically tries to keep Lila out In the past there had been Lila a continuous happy detour into surprising lands Nowverything I was I wanted to get from myself I was almost nineteen I would never again depend on someone and I would never again miss someone And ven a whole chapter where she xperiments writing about her own life without referencing Lila at all something neat clean undisturbed And something that lasts two pages before Lila returns How asy it is to tell the story of myself without Lila time uiets down and the important facts slide along the thread of the years like suitcases on a conveyor belt at an airport you pick them up and put them on a page and it s doneIt s complicated to recount what happened to her in those years The belt slows down accelerates swerves abruptly goes off the tracks The suitcases fall off fly open her things nd up among mine to accommodate them I am compelled to return to the narrative concerning me and that had come to be unobstructed and xpand phrases that now sound too concise My life forces me to imagine what hers would have been if what happened to me had happened to her what use she would have made of my luck And her life continuously appears in mine in the words that I ve uttered in which there s often an cho of hers in a particular gesture that is an adaptation of a gesture of hers in may less which is such because of her in my which is yielding to the force of her less She can t leave her behind There s a lot of reasons why but at the heart of it is another class battle of sorts to do with Elena s identification as an intellectual and a discussion of different kinds of intelligence and which one is better Lila s is the kind that poets romanticize people are magnetically drawn to that succeeds when it shouldn t but also continues to push and push until it inevitably breaks
Something Is It Possible That You Must Always Do Harm Is it possible that you must always do harm When will you stop When will your nergy diminish will you be distracted when will you finally collapse like a sleepy sentinel When will you grow wide and sit at the cash register in the new neighborhood with your stomach swelling and make Pinuccia and aunt and me me me leave to go my own way runs the imagined inner monologue of one of the characters While Elena s well Elena s is kind that gets you through high school and college and into a steady job and the plaudits of those around you It s the sort of self punishing struggle that most intellectuals put themselves through at some point and probably most of their lives if they identify as or are put into the role of a smart kid arly The Anathema Cell enough You were that kid right A lot of us were But then you met that other kid right The one who was smarter than you If you re me you met a whole group of them in which you were the least intelligent person If you re lucky you felt challenged you felt yourself blossom If you weren t you felt inadeuate like your identity had melted away and you never uite recovered If you re super unlucky like Elena you get the triple double horrible punch of feelinglatedexhilaratedproudbetrayedinsecureunhappyangrysad very time you see this person wasting themselves away If you ve never had that sort of deep friendship the kind that s gone wrong and back around the corner again or ven if it never uite come back again the sort that s steered your life I don t know how to Pookie-Pie explain it to you The closest I can come is that Cathy Heathcliff thing it s that thing where Cathy tells people that Heathcliff is a part of her and that really sucks and it s no pleasure to her most of the time but there he is and there s really no way to tear him out again and you re going to have to live with the goddamn thing because if you don t you ll pull out such a big piece of you that what you consider your Self willffectively dieShe burns it up again at the nd though ven after Calling Home everything we see them go through Thatnd man I can t leave without talking about it Elena goes to see Lila to share some important happy news with her news that she is convinced will change things will ignite something good in her again And she does but then Lila s reaction what she sees her do in response And what happens to her what she thinks she realizes It was a gut punch that I can only describe by going back to Baltar again Remember in the last pisoe he s with Six and they re trying to figure out how they re going to get by on the new planet and he says in the most broken little voice you ve ver heard like he absolutely can t believe he s bringing it up You know I know about farming If you were the person who like me was utterly destroyed by that moment then you need to read this book If you were any of the people described above or if you have that ugly place you need to read this book If you re looking to be transported if you re looking for something that can consume you for days you need to read this book So I guess really I would say that if you re alive in any way I m sure that there s a reason that you should probably read this bookInstant personal classic instant all time favorites list will be re reading this once a decade for the rest of my life Why She was xplaining To Me That I Had Won me that I had won nothing the world there is nothing to win that her life was full of varied and foolish adventures as much as mine and that time simply slipped away without any meaning and it was good just to see ach other The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents every so often to hear the mad sound of one braincho in the mad sound of the brain of the other That s whyThis review originally appeared on my blog at Loved it just as much the 2nd time reading it I adore these characters and would read 100 books about them 45 stars Update Bumping this one up to a 5 stars because after a few months of thinking about it it s definitely my favorite in the series I keep finding myself thinking of certain scenes and lements of this installment and I love it I m not sure if I can write a coherent review of this book right now There are so many layers to this story so much to unpack and yet still as this is book 2 of 4 so much left to discover I am incredibly impressed by Ferrante s ability to develop characters that are real real than almost any other characters I have read before They have ambition are flawed fight and love and inspireThere is high probability I will come back and give this book a 5 star rating later but for now I want to finish the series and accumulate my thoughts Oh and this book has one of the best pages of literature I ve ver read so there s that I can t wait to read books 3 4 From L amie prodigieuse Choice of roleYou can be ither a bad girl or a good girl When you have played a bit you can ven try combining these two roles See Advanced options belowBad girlIf you are a bad girl you will be able to speak your mind and Date Me express your sexuality freely but you will be beaten raped and called a whore and a witch You may also be subjected to other punishments such as being disowned by your family or forced into a dangerous and poorly remunerated job Good girlIf you are a good girl you will be grudgingly accepted by society but you will have to work twenty four hours a day to learn the complex rules you need to follow you will constantly feel that you are a fraud and an imposter and you will need to sleep with people who do not attract you while pretending that they do Goal of the gameYour goal is to have children and live longnough to see them grow up only mildly damaged You will find that this is harder than it sounds but that s all part of the funAdvanced optionsWhen you have played the game a few times you may want to try combining the bad girl and good girl roles You may for xample be a bad girl who gets married and tries to stay faithful to her husband or a good girl who writes a daring and truthful novel about her life Note however that none of these strategies will actually let you winUseful tipsIf you decide to get serious about WOMAN there are several xcellent books which will help you improve your skills Elena Ferrante s series is particularly good Go out and buy a copy tomorrow you won t regret it WARNING Spending too much time playing WOMAN can be very depressing Make sure you take freuent breaks and remember that it s only a gameEnjoy To Celle ui fuit t celle ui reste. 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Elena Ferrante ê 0 REVIEWElena Ferrante is an absolute marvel This was utterly ravishing How does she do it Structurally her novels could hardly be conservative her subject matter the fraught friendship of two women has been done to death And yet you re constantly left with the feeling that no one has ver done what she does before Or at least no one has done it with such searing insight and freshness Only a handful of writers can undress and get to the heart of women as lucidly and thrillingly as Ferrante The first hundred pages The Game of Love especially were uite simply a dazzling display of a writer removing all the paint and powder from a woman s face mask and showing us the naked truths beneath Ferrante is like a kind of dream psychoanalysis She dispels all the fog unravels all the knots of a woman s deepest feeling andlucidates in simple language the fount the hidden motive She always knows the secret as to why her women are doing what they do She once said in an interview that her ambition was to make the facts of ordinary life gripping She achieves this by lucidating the motionalmotivational source of many of these facts She also has this xtraordinary talent for asing into her narrative and xplaining difficult subjects without sacrificing a single beat of the fabulous driving momentum of her story There are no divergences in this novel very line is intrinsic to understanding Elena and Lila s struggles to achieve identity and autonomy For The Lady in Pink example the domestic violence in this novel is all the powerfully disturbing for the lack ofmphasis she gives it as if it s no Eyes extraordinary than a trip to the shops It makes the domestic violence in forxample A Girl Is a Half formed Thing seem written up and theatrical In fact the ase with which she feeds hugely complex and pivotal xperience into her narrative makes most other contemporary novelists seem a bit written up and theatrical There s a fleet footed breeziness to Ferrante s storytelling which is uite simply bewitching in its Sinner's Heart ease of assurance I put off reading this for ages because for some reason I thought it might be a disappointment after My Brilliant Friend On the contrary it sven better For your whole life you love people and you never really know who they are Nunzia to Len p215This one s a heartbreaker So xuisitely rendered that you ll recognize your own hideous pain rising up to assail you again dear Reader your losses your miseries in the cause of love Ferrante makes universal the disparate pain all loving creatures suffer Toward the nd when reality becomes too much for some of the characters they descend into scarily dissociative states that surprise and rattleThe novel s narrative pleasure is dizzying Every action naturally folds into the next the continuity is superb The clarity is Spirit of the Wolf extraordinary it never relents I found myself slowing down to take in the richness as I would when reading a poem That s the paradox Ferrante incites in readers between wanting to gallop through the stunning tale to just gobble it up like cake and slowing down to take in the beauty of its structure and languageIt s thearly 1960s in Naples and Lina Carracci n A Vineyard Christmas e Cerullo is newly and miserably married and living in virtual purdah with her husband Stefano whom she has uickly learned to hate because he is a tool of the Solaras who are Cammora Mr and Mrs Carracci live uite well in a new apartment with modern I m still a bit puzzled about the phenomen that Ferrante s cycle is I don t find writing particuralry brilliant I think I didn t mark any single uote here and yetnjoyed the story I thought it was very predictible at times I could see what was coming and mostly hadn t been suprised by the course of Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose events and still kept reading I can t say it was innovative or imaginative yet Ferrante managed to draw me in her worldntirely Maybe I m mistaken but as I mentioned in the review of MBF I still haven This novel broke my heart It broke my heart so badly that I had to stop reading it for a few days to recoverThis is the second book of Elena Ferrante s Neapolitan series and it follows Elena and Lila from their teenage years and into their arly 20s Their neighborhood in Naples is still rough and violent in the 1960s but Lila s marriage to the wealthy grocer Stefano allows her to climb out of the poverty The two friends were often competitive specially about school but in book two they are also competitive about menWhich brings me to why this novel broke my heart It s hard to talk about this book without spoilers so I shall hide it for those who don t want to know yet view spoilerElena who is our narrator has been in love with Nino Sarratore since they were children Nino is smart and driven but also uiet and lusive While on vacation the beautiful Lila steals Nino away and the two begin an affair Lila insists she s fallen in love with Nino and wants to leave her husband Meanwhile Elena is so depressed over losing her chance with Nino that she nds up in a situation where she s seduced you could also say raped by Nino s creepy father hide spoiler This is a marvelous novel with heart and soul Neapolitan heart and soul that is The second installment in the famous Elena Ferrante tetralogy for me anyway Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) exceeded the first book in originality and plot line I found it moving and a very uick read despite its nearly 500 page lengthFor this review I wanted to focus on the title and the importance of names in Ferrante s work First off there is it seems to me a Proustian reference here to Le nom du pays Le nom which is the somewhat ambiguous subtitle of one of thearly sections of La Recherche du Temps Perdu There are some similarities between Proust s style of describing Marcel s youth to how Ms Ferrante describes Elena s youth There is also a second subtle Proustian techniue we learn in this book that the narrator writes her first book and publishes it under her name Elena and we know the author s name is given as Elena so as the same ambiguity Math Basics 6 exists between Marcel and Elena the narrators Marcel and Elena the characters and Marcel and Elena the authors of the book Underneath this in the narrative itself names play a huge role in the story The and I apologize for the overwrought term ambiguity once again ambiguous frontier between ElenaLinaLenucchia and LilaLen is apparent in their names and their nicknames As an aside is it me or does the Italian language have an incredible plethora of nicknames Elena s search for identity is complex and goes through ups and downs a reason for this is precisely how hard it is for her to distinguish herself from Lila in her own head complex because their trajectories their looks their families are both so incredibly different and yet Elena has this magnetic inevitable attraction to her friend and this impedes her search for selfWe pick up the lives of Lila and Elena in the 60s after Lila s mariage to Stefano and during Elena s studies in high school and at university in Pisa The themes that were present in My Brilliant Friend resonate here once againspecially those of the subjugation of women and the problems of class Elena s sexual initiation and the battering of Lila by Stefano serve as Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, examples of the former whereas both characters struggles toscape the Neopolitan slums permeate both of their stories What fascinates me as a reader is the raw realistic descriptions of Elena s success in gaining some recognition in good society and her complex feelings of shame and pride that The First Ghost envelope her As for Lila her attempts toscape her disastrous mariage lead her to mistreat Elena time and time again and despite
Her Heart Stopping Beauty And Sensuality Sheheart stopping beauty and sensuality she inescapably tied to the neighborhood the Camorra as represented by the Solari brothers and her dialect which binds her to her fate as well What also strikes me is the lucid interpretation of the characters actions When Nino kisses Elena on the cheek and then fatefully Lila In his view it meant Let s get rid of all the filters that prevent us from fully savoring our being here and now real p 223 This is actually another theme of the book how do we live authentically despite the constraints of our culture and our upbringing The dialogs are rapid fire and full of irony and meaning I regret that I cannot read in Italian because I imagine that the passages between Italian and dialect and the intertextual inferences must be ven better in the original The perception of our own self deception on a daily basis also pervades the text There are moments when we resort to senseless formulations and advance absurd claims to hide straightforward feelings p 271 is a lucid truth that is observed by the narrator again and again Time and time again Elena is led down corridors of moral ambivalence I was there on the island the air stirred by the cab s movement assailed me with the intense odors of the vegetation from which the night was vaporating But it was a mortified presence submissive to the demands of others p 284 In this way both Naples and Ischia are also characters in the story in how they form the personality of the protagonists The real problem for Elena is her own lack of self identity self love Their passion invaded me disturbed me I loved them both and so I couldn t love myself feel myself affirm myself with a need for life of my own one that had the same blind mute force as theirs So it seemed to me p 284 There is a gorgeous passage on page 289 of soul searching on the beach where we feel her pain her alienation from herself that was literally painful to read Lila is right the beauty of things is a trick the sky is the throne of fear Powerful words Water and the sea are a consistent metaphor for the narrator s self loathing And if on the surface my condition might seem solid compact here instea 45 starsYes it s Lila who makes writing difficult My life forced me to imagine what hers would have been if what happened to me had happened to her what use she would have made of my luck And her life continuously appears in mine in the words that I ve uttered in which there s often an cho of hers in my less
is such of her in my which is the yielding to the force of her lessThis second book in Elena Ferrante s Neapolitan series continues the story of two childhood friends now young adults Lila and Elena Just as riveting as My Brilliant Friend The Story of a New Name captured my attention from page one It s uite dramatic really and I found that at times my head was spinning from the depth of the penetrating look at the lives behaviors motivations and innermost thoughts of this pair Now a book that sets my head spinning can be a good thing and it was here An accomplished writer like Ferrante can draw you in like you are watching the drama play out right in front of you It did reuire however a step back from time to time to Ella me demostró ue yo no había ganado nada simplemente porue n ste mundo nuestro no había nada ue ganary lo ue de verdad valía la pena ra verse de vez Humanism en cuando para uel sonido Smokin' Hot enlouecido de nuestras mentes fuera rebotando de la una a la otra sin pararEllas una mujer hermosa alocada y su nombre Placing Memory es Lila Es la misma niña ue conocimosn La amiga stupenda l primer tomo de sta spléndida trilogía y ahora recién cumplidos lo. Elax and catch my breath A bit of re Wanton Nights energizing is necessary to take it all in Imagine yourself a teenager still with all the complexities ofmotions the uncertainties the jealousies and the sometimes rash behaviors attributed to you and your friends and acuaintances But now add in a degree of poverty that most of us are fortunately not accustomed to violence that I pray most are not subjected to and the While My Soldier Serves expectations and obstacles faced by women in the late 1950s andarly 1960s This is precisely what Lila and Elena deal with and what we as readers are privy to through the lens provided to us Now if you haven t read the first book in the series you may want to stop reading this review at this point I m not revealing any spoilers but I personally didn t want any details before reading and you may feel the same I just want to talk about Lila and Elena a little bit Throughout the novel I found myself reflecting on the two and who was better off who the stronger of the two characters tc I think the opening uote to my review really sums up the relationship between the two and I came to my own conclusion whether right or wrong that ach completes the other Elena may have had ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe educational opportunities but without thencouragement of Lila as well as a sense of competition she may not have had the drive to take advantage of those opportunities Lila finds herself in a marriage that does not suit her from the beginning but she will fight for something She has material possessions and after all wasn t that the dream these two had as little girls Wasn t that the goal of going to school and receiving an The Fiend Next Door education They wanted to become rich But happiness islusive Perhaps riches are not nough Is it too late to re make oneself and achieve something I think Lila can sustain herself knowing that Elena has been successful with her studies Maybe there are ways to rise above the poverty and the violence of the neighborhood other than money The narrative is written from Elena s point of view but we also get occasional glimpses from Lila s point of view through a series of notebooks she ntrusted to Elena Notebooks that Elena was not given permission to read but that is neither here nor there If your best friend gave you her diary for safekeeping what would you do Maybe your friend gave you the diary because she couldn t பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் express the deepest feelings in her heart and she knew that you would not be able to resist In this way you can share your thoughts in a less confrontational manner perhaps I don t really know but it was certainly a clever means for us to glean than just Elena s point of view here I don t know that I can say much about this book or this series it s one that I could contemplate for an indefinite amount of time So much happens in these pages but none of it is confusing There are a lot of names and variations of names for the same person A guide at the front of the book helps with this Otherwise it flows seamlessly and is written skillfully There is drama but I don t mean to say it s melodramatic Not in the least I will admit that it is addicting Oh and thatnding I will read the next in the series albeit with a bit of a break in between I finished Elena Ferrante s second volume a few hours ago and I m overwhelmed by her power She writes with her fingers stuck inside a The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 electric plug She drills and drills all the way through the tiniest sensation till she reaches raw matter The story of the New Name isven A Meditation on Murder entrancing than My brilliant friend the first volume of the trilogy which I devoured Lila and Lena the two protagonists of volume one are now two women Their love hate relationship grows intricate so does their intellectual competition What a wonderful deep contradictory at times morbid violent yet luminous yet brilliant world does Ferrante s voicevoke I urge you to get your hands on this magnificent saga What s your ugly placeWe all have one We all have a place we uite deliberately do not go to That we are aware is there but have developed systems andwhich is such
walls and and denials in order to keep it out of the light of day It s the place you can t help but nd up sometimes when something particularly mbarrassing happens to you something tragic an Travis epiphany about yourself that you didn t particularly want occurs to you It s the place where you were the person you neverver wanted to be lives and the memories of when that person came out that one time that you never want to think about againThat deep down dark pit of your stomach feeling that s welling up and over as that image comes to your brain That s it That s the visceral level of vulnerability insecurity ugliness and pain that I saw there And there is where you need to be to understand verything I m about to tell youBecause that place is where this novel goes This thing hit me where I live Which means as you can probably tell already that reading Story of a New Name is not something I would recommend for anyone in a fragile motional state It isn t for anyone who is still too close to being an insecure bookish not uite teenager any with major self AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 esteem issues Even a few years ago I think reading this might have sent me into a depressive melodramatic spiral like when I saw Melancholia which had to have been the literal worst thing I could have chosen to see while writing my thesis in a foreign country at a school full of people smarter than me I saw it three times and lost a weekend before I could see straight againWhich is what may happen with Elena Ferrante Which is totally insane when you read these books objectively Or at least I think it would be I have no way of really telling right now Her style is for the most part this totally bare bald faced thing that just tells youxactly what is happening to her characters in their mundane perfectly ordinary 1960s poor Italian lives The The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? engine driving the drama that the things that keep happening keep right on damn happening to them and the second volume is no better Ferrante is as merciless as time marching on without a thought for her characters and their development who really could use some time in this stage of their personal development or other Ferrante like the harsh Naples neighborhood she raises her characters in doesn t allow herself to give a damn I can absolutely guarantee you whatever you sign up for you should sign up for some shit happens and very little mercy granted because that s how it goes with Ferrante Sometimes I think that the main narrator s school and career arc is the mercy bone she threw us just to keep us from looking awayThe second volume of this series focuses on the girls late adolescence and post adolescence the years that for most of us would be covered by late high school college and your first post college job As with the first novel the pages of the novel are covered over with a powerful atmosphere that burns right through the pages until you re sitting right with Lila and Elena with sand in your outdated bathing suit on the beach at Ischia standing on a street corner watching a too flashy sports car go by catching a glimpse of a movie star that looks like your friend with Elena in a cramped corner of a bedroom like a modern Italian Fanny Price angrily swatting at mosuitoes and trying to keep still in the suffocating heat The courtyards of broken glass wailing from the windows and women uncommented upon wearing bruises to work the next day is as sickeninglyvoked as ver One of the fascinating atmospheric lements that Ferrante added demonstrated the stage of development where you become aware that you are not the center of the universe in a variety of ways in this case for characters living in poverty and powerlessness most of them borne in forcibly upon you whether you like it or not Ferrante starts to introduce the gradual intrusion of politics and political identity tellingly it mostly shows in one tribal identity one way for the kids to divide themselves mostly in increased accusations of Fascist pig and Red communist thrown around in place of remarks on one s face and person and one kid going to one meeting and one going to another Elena also ncounters this world but again not in itself but as a piece of currency in the game of the class system another piece of another kind of tribal maskdefensive walls and
THAT SHE S TRYING HARD TO DON PROFESSOR AIROTAshe s trying hard to don Professor Airota his daughter had for xample affectionate skirmishes on political subjects that I had heard about from Pasuale from Nino but whose substance I knew almost nothing about Arguments like you ve been trapped by inter class collaboration you call it a trap I call it mediation mediation in which the Christian Democrats always and only win you re not reforming a thing in our place what would you do revolution revolution and revolution revolution is taking Italy out of the middle ages Like that a swift back and forth a polemical Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet exercise that they both obviouslynjoyed What I had never had and I now knew would always lack What was it I wasn t able to say precisely the training perhaps to feel that the uestions of the world were deeply connected to me the capacity to feel them as crucial and not purely as information to display at an 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) exam in view of a good grade a mental conformation that didn t reduceverything to my own individual battle to the ffort to be successful That one hit me hard This is is a really tough book on the class system and the unseen building damage that it does to the psyche The sort of psychology on display here is the sort of thing I learned in my urban teacher training program or learned first hand when faced with some of my students Elena spends a great deal of the back half of this book anxiously trying to decode and adopt the unwritten rules of being middle class the words the clothes what I was trained to call the cultural knapsack that middle class kids often get seemingly by osmosis Ferrante shows the utter human waste that happens as a result invisible waste as far as we re concerned the brilliant minds that never get a chance to take over the world the fruit seller who is unexpectedly good at math the ntrepreneurial ideas crushed by self confidence issues and family suabbles It s much harder to look at than any of the wasted landscapes or shabby apartments that she describesAnd watching Elena sew her middle class mask onto her face tighter and tighter laboring at it for years and watching the ugly ugly road that it takes to get there of which Ferrante only tells you the barest part but it isn t hard to guess it well did anyone lse watch Battlestar Galatica Do you remember that time that Baltar was in jail after fucking up yet again and he talks to Lee I think finally opening up to him a little bit about where he s from Fuck I wish I could find it But while he s talking to him hanging his head in S dieciséis años acaba de casarse con un hombre al ue desprecia La otra ue scucha la sigue y sin uerer la imita Why Photography Matters es Nanú una alumna brillantempeñada Doreen Valiente Witch en aprender de los libros todo auello ue Lila aprende de la vida a secasAsín Duty Free Murder este rebote de sensaciones se desarrolla una amistad muy peculiar una relación donde la complicidads ley Basta una mirada de Lila para ue Nanú Asperger - Leben in zwei Welten : Betroffene berichten: das hilft mir in Beruf, Partnerschaft Alltag entienda ué pasa realmenten l dormitorio de su amiga Bas.