Posts Tagged ‘Elena Ferrante’

  1. The Italian of the Iliad


    June 21, 2016 by AK

    LanguageHat is wondering, “why would the Iliad be taken as a measuring-rod for Italian”? Namely, in Elena Ferrante’s first Neapolitan novel, My Brilliant Friend, A teacher is said to speak “Italian that slightly resembled that of the Iliad,” and since the Iliad is not in Italian, I was puzzled. My guess is that there must …
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