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James Wood and Ann Goldstein on the novels of Elena Ferrante.

January 15th, 2013

Episode 300 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, James Wood reviews the novels of the mysterious Italian writer "Elena Ferrante." Ferrante writes under a pseudonymalmost nothing is known about her true identity. Here Sasha Weiss talks with James Wood and Ann Goldstein, Ferrante's English translator, about her intensely personal, often brutally honest writing. Also, Rebecca Mead on season three of "Downton Abbey."

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