Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Lost Child in Naples

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The Lost Child in Naples right now Kistalight's most visited page! We make a google translation what a translation for our international visitors from Saint Petersburg's trolley factories to wild indie blogger at the US eastcoast.
Kistalight has read The Lost Child by Elena Ferrante in the fall. The last part of the Napolite quartet, I think something from the art world could illustrate our reading. We searching for drawings, art and arty and find the blog  Så Himla Arty from Stockholm and the colorful drawing above!

Why not a colorful drawing as an illustration of the book, the tumbling life of Naples, although the literary tone is more multifaceted (more black) in the Lost Child. There is a lot of female experiences with Ferrante (on the pseudonym and discussions about the anonymous writer). It is especially noted in the first hundred pages of the fourth part. It´s a marriage that lacks feelings, unruly cohabitation, childhood upbringing and concern for the little daughters, the relationship with mother-in-law, strong feelings for youth love Nino (short form of Don Giovanni), perhaps a wake up of depression in a dysfunctional (emotional) upper middle class environment? It's hard to imagine it's not a woman who tells about those experiences!
Up over her ears in love with her Nino despite her opposition and her own warning bells, Elena breaks up from Florence and moves back to Naples and Vomero and installs on a floor on Via Tasso overlooking the beautiful bay with Vesuvius in the fund and becomes Nino's mistress and they hang out in Naples's intellectual circles with dinners, flirting and exciting conversations. Are you throwing away everything you are for Nino? Are you going to split your family for that? / _ _ _ / Why have you studied so long?What the hell did it make sense to imagine you would live a wonderful life for me too?
I was wrong, you are completely damn stupid in your head! Elena's mother in powerful Neapolitan from the poor neighborhood of Napule when Elena, Lenu, returns to the south. Finally, Elena finds out, as everyone in her surroundings already knows that Nino is notoriously unfaithful and she realizes that she can not live with Nino, but a little child gets to care and to raise. So at #Metoo times, one can reflect that Nino does not seem to use sexuality like male ruler technology, more like sex abuse (constant confirmation - Don Juan approach) and a way of networking. He seduces the women he can benefit from in different ways for his career, and he seems to hold on to them beside the purple teenage love of the summer of Ischia, Lila (see Part II Her New Name), which might be the love of his youth.

Elena moves home to childhood neighborhood and becomes neighbor with Lila. There will be opportunities for woman friendship, sharing babysitting, talk about child support (Elena's daughter is absolutely ordinary while Linas daughter is beautiful and early developed) and as always when Lila pops up (Napoli mix of Pippi Longstocking, Lisbet Salander and, like a long thin Sophia Loren) becomes the story of the story and speeding up the story, even though Lila drains Elena's feelings and ignores her literary ability, she needs her and her son to help her everyday with practical tasks and as a child watch in the poor neighborhood. At Elena, one characteristic emerges that it is the writing that is more important than anything else. She needs Lila, her dark side of the moon, and she needs her childhood's poor neighborhood for her artistic creation.
The lost child also contains a mystery that resembles the mysteries of the comforters, but unlike the criminal novel, the end is open and it is up to the reader to interpret Elena Ferrant's story. A story about Elena and Lila that runs through the four books and tells a story about two poor gifted girls from Naples and their upbringing in post-war Italy.
Perhaps the riddle of novel serie and the lost child can be seen as a way to interpret that particular story. A narrative; the mystery of who wrote the novels, the lost child, and so Lilas disappearance (already in the series's vinjett) and that the neighborhood of childhood is a bygone time and another era. Novel series and time like a lost beautiful child.We will not be able to cope with Ferrante! Here are the previous blogs about the Napoli quartet and Elena Ferrante from Kistalight!

Kistalight embarks on a boyish ending on the Naples quartet by Elena Ferrante with Napleromantics; Football, of course, Maradona passed by, the musician and singer / songwriter Pino Daniele, The Spanish Quarter, Naples Bay with Vesuvio, Piazza del Plebiscito, Castel Nuovo, Café Gambinus, Castel dellvovo and Galleria Umberto. Even though Elena Ferrant's series of novels about the girls (girlfriends) Lila and Elena have a very female content, the narrative technique is classically male: Short chapters, cliffhangers, the city as a theme, surprising twists, stories in the story, outraged characters, a riddle around the author and a mystery like in a crime novel even though the case is not resolved and the novels get an openly interpretable end. Keep up with some football romance as a finish!
CLEMENTINO - UN GIORNO ALL' IMPROVVISO 
 
© Thommy Sjöberg

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