Unmasking Elena Ferrante Through the Themes of Her Mysterious Work

Netflix released a new Italian limited series The Lying Lives of Adults, which is the newest adaptation of a novel by the Italian author Elena Ferrante (not her real name), and the coming-of-age series is a delight to watch. Adaptations can be a tricky thing to accomplish, especially regarding stories where the internal dialogue of the character takes the lead in the narrative. A trademark of Ferrante's stories is exactly that — the turmoil and rawness bubbling inside her characters, threatening to boil over. It's been translated through several adaptations of her work, including The Lost Daughter, My Brilliant Friend, and The Days of Abandonment.

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