Lisa Mullenneaux

Naples' Little Women: The Fiction of Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante’s fiction covers the psychic landscape of women who come of age in post-WWII Italy, who struggle to escape poverty and juggle the demands of career and family. This critical study of the bestselling novelist illuminates her signature themes - mothers and daughters, female friendship, and Naples as a "city in spite of itself."

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Literary Criticism
Elena Ferrante’s fiction covers the psychic landscape of women who come of age in post-WWII Italy, who struggle to escape poverty and juggle the demands of career and family.
Nonfiction
A history of American cheesemaking with recipes and detailed instructions on how to make hard and soft cheeses.
A guide to affordable hotels and B&Bs in "The City That Never Sleeps." Illustrated.
Seven driving tours include over 100 antiques dealers, maps, mileage between towns, recommended inns and restaurants.
Poetry
Color reproductions of Matisse, Mitchell, De Kooning, and others whose paintings have inspired poems by the author.

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