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‘Am I Fucked Up?’: Maggie Gyllenhaal Asks the Dangerous Questions With ‘The Lost Daughter’

‘Am I Fucked Up?’: Maggie Gyllenhaal Asks the Dangerous Questions With ‘The Lost Daughter’

When she first started reading Elena Ferrante’s books, Maggie Gyllenhaal was startled to discover how visceral, extreme, and, it turns out, polarized her reaction was to the Italian author’s writing. It’s when she got to book three of Ferrante’s massively popular Neapolitan Novels, which kicked off in 2012 with My Brilliant Friend, that Gyllenhaal paused…