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Elena Ferrante Quotes: Languages for me have a secret venom that every so often foams up and for which there is no antidote.
         

Languages for me have a secret venom that every so often foams up and for which there is no antidote.


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Languages for me have a secret venom that every so often foams up and for which there is no antidote.
         



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In order not to cut out a large part of one's private life, the creative work should not swallow up every other form of self-expression. But that is the most complicated thing.



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I have always paid careful attention to social and economic conflicts, to the dialectic - if we can call it that - between high and low. Maybe it's because I was not born or brought up in affluence.





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