She’ll Make Herself Alive

Essay Antonio Romani

I.     Last December, I flew from New York to Milan with a desire I sought to satisfy as soon as I landed. I wanted to read the fourth and final book of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, just published and not yet translated in English.

I couldn’t find it either at the airport or the central  [...]

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Issue 23



Fall 2015


Antonio Romani’s translation (with Martha Cooley) of Antonio Tabucchi’s story collection Time Time Ages in a Hurry was published earlier this year by Archipelago Books.


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