Tagged: Elena Ferrante August 12, 2017 Lit rec #219: “I had taken away my own time and added it to his to make him more powerful.” (2002). What a surprising read after her Neopolitan Novels. Stay with it and you will be stunned.”DAYS OF ABANDONMENT” by Elena Ferrante December 15, 2016 Lit rec #22: Up there with Tolstoy, Mann, George Eliot, Foster Wallace and Proust. If you read one novel, all year, read this. (2012) Lit rec#22: Astonishing bildungsroman. Sad when this 1,700 page romp ends. THE NEAPOLITAN NOVELS by Elena Ferrante.