Elena Ferrante’s insistence on anonymity is an absolute necessity
Why it helps that we don’t know who Elena Ferrante is when we get lost in her fictional world
W ho is Elena Ferrante? Nobody really knows. Well, except for her publisher, her literary agent, and possibly, her best friend. For the rest of the world, Elena Ferrante is just a name. Or, to put it more accurately, just a pseudonym. The real woman behind it remains a mystery.