[sg_popup id=1]

Anonymous Writer Elena Ferrante Proves Motherhood’s A Bitch

On a recent vacation, this SMM was intrigued to find another mother across the pool reading Elena Ferrante’s, “Days of Abandonment.”
“How can she enjoy that book on a family vacation?” I marveled to my husband. Anticipating he would not ask for more details, I leaned across and whispered, “It’s every mother’s dirty secret.” I had him.
“What?” he asked, looking up in horrified anticipation.
“This writer who remains anonymous much to the chagrin of her adoring fans, writes consistently about one thing: the desire to abandon your children.”
“And you read this?”
“Yes.”
“Why?” he asked, stupidly.
“Well, because it makes you feel not alone to know that someone else out there fantasizes about throwing it all away, the good and the bad. It’s the flip side of the motherhood coin,” I went on. But to his point, Elena’s Ferrante’s books wreck me every single time. They go to the core of what’s toughest about Motherhood, in mundane predicaments that quickly spin out of control. Her style is superbly intimate without being suffocating, though be prepared to grip your rocker when she unveils how Motherhood both engulfs and distances child from mother, as well as the plunging emotional depths that can stir a mother to consider abandoning her own children.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/01/21/women-on-the-verge
http://elenaferrante.com

3 Comments

    Appreciating the persistence you put into your website and in depth information you offer. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed information. Fantastic read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

    Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article!
    It is the little changes that will make the most important changes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

    My blog post: tracfone 2022

    Whats up very cool site!! Man .. Beautiful ..

    Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds
    additionally? I’m glad to search out numerous useful
    info here in the post, we want work out more strategies on this regard, thanks for sharing.
    . . . . .

    Look at my website: tracfone coupon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *