The Resource The days of abandonment, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

The days of abandonment, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

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The days of abandonment
Title
The days of abandonment
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Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
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Language
eng
Summary
Once an aspiring writer, Olga traded literary ambition for marriage and motherhood; when Mario dumps her after 15 years, she is utterly unprepared. Though she tells herself that she is a competent woman, nothing like the poverella (poor abandoned wife) that mothers whispered about in her childhood, Olga falls completely apart. Routine chores overwhelm her; she neglects her appearance and forgets her manners; she throws herself at the older musician downstairs; she sees the poverella's ghost. After months of self-pity, anger, doubt, fury, desperation and near madness, her acknowledgments of weaknesses in the marriage feel as earned as they are unsurprising
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Summary
Once an aspiring writer, Olga traded literary ambition for marriage and motherhood; when Mario dumps her after 15 years, she is utterly unprepared. Though she tells herself that she is a competent woman, nothing like the poverella (poor abandoned wife) that mothers whispered about in her childhood, Olga falls completely apart. Routine chores overwhelm her; she neglects her appearance and forgets her manners; she throws herself at the older musician downstairs; she sees the poverella's ghost. After monthsof self-pity, anger, doubt, fury, desperation and near madness, her acknowledgments of weaknesses in the marriage feel as earned as they are unsurprising
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139107
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NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferrante, Elena
Dewey number
853.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1949-
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Goldstein, Ann
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depressed persons
  • Housewives
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The days of abandonment, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781933372006
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781933372006
Label
The days of abandonment, Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781933372006
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781933372006

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