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    Famously Private ‘Neapolitan’ Author Potentially Outed

    Will this break the spell? The author of the wildly popular Neapolitan novels has stayed anonymous throughout her career, using “Elena Ferrante” as a pseudonym and refusing to accept the seemingly inevitable exposure that accompanies literary success. Now the New York Review of Books has published an investigation into her identity, using financial records, and people are pissed — especially that a male writer took it upon himself to expose a woman who’d taken every precaution to stay private. Furthermore, Ferrante’s implied in the past that she’ll stop writing if identified.

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