The Basis of the Oscar-Winning Best Adapted Screenplay
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A Vulture Book Club Pick
An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our Time
Andre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Ficition
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post Best Book of the Year • A New York Magazine "Future Canon" Selection • A Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times (Michael Upchurch's) Favorite Favorite Book of the Year
André Aciman, hailed as a writer of “fiction at its most supremely interesting” (The New York Review of Books), has written a novel that charts the life of a man named Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and as covetous throughout his adulthood as they were in his adolescence. Whether the setting is southern Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents’ cabinetmaker, or a snowbound campus in New England, where his enduring passion for a girl he’ll meet again and again over the years is punctuated by anonymous encounters with men; whether he’s on a tennis court in Central Park, or on a New York sidewalk in early spring, his attachments are ungraspable, transient, and forever underwritten by raw desire—not for just one person’s body but, inevitably, for someone else’s as well.
In Enigma Variations, Aciman maps the most inscrutable corners of passion, proving to be an unsparing reader of the human psyche and a master stylist. With language at once lyrical, bare-knuckled, and unabashedly candid, he casts a sensuous, shimmering light over each facet of desire to probe how we ache, want, and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of those who may want to offer only what we crave from them. Ahead of every step Paul takes, his hopes, denials, fears, and regrets are always ready to lay their traps. Yet the dream of love lingers. We may not always know what we want. We may remain enigmas to ourselves and to others. But sooner or later we discover who we’ve always known we were.
It’s the fall of 1977, and amid the lovely, leafy streets of Cambridge a young Harvard graduate student, a Jew from Egypt, longs more than anything to become an assimilated American and a professor of literature. He spends his days in a pleasant blur of seventeenth-century fiction, but when he meets a brash, charismatic Arab cab driver in a Harvard Square café, everything changes.
Nicknamed Kalashnikov—Kalaj for short—for his machine-gun vitriol, the cab driver roars into the student’s life with his denunciations of the American obsession with "all things jumbo and ersatz"—Twinkies, monster television sets, all-you-can-eat buffets—and his outrageous declarations on love and the art of seduction. The student finds it hard to resist his new friend’s magnetism, and before long he begins to neglect his studies and live a double life: one in the rarified world of Harvard, the other as an exile with Kalaj on the streets of Cambridge. Together they carouse the bars and cafés around Harvard Square, trade intimate accounts of their love affairs, argue about the American dream, and skinny-dip in Walden Pond. But as final exams loom and Kalaj has his license revoked and is threatened with deportation, the student faces the decision of his life: whether to cling to his dream of New World assimilation or risk it all to defend his Old World friend.
Harvard Square is a sexually charged and deeply American novel of identity and aspiration at odds. It is also an unforgettable, moving portrait of an unlikely friendship from one of the finest stylists of our time.
Eight White Nights is an unforgettable journey through that enchanted terrain where passion and fear and the sheer craving to ask for love and to show love can forever alter who we are. A man in his late twenties goes to a large Christmas party in Manhattan where a woman introduces herself with three words: "I am Clara." Over the following seven days, they meet every evening at the same cinema. Overwhelmed yet cautious, he treads softly and won't hazard a move. The tension between them builds gradually, marked by ambivalence, hope, and distrust. As André Aciman explores their emotions with uncompromising accuracy and sensuous prose, they move both closer together and farther apart, culminating on New Year's Eve in a final scene charged with magic and the promise of renewal.
Call Me by Your Name, Aciman's debut novel, established him as one of the finest writers of our time, an expert at the most sultry depictions of longing and desire. As The Washington Post Book World wrote, "The beauty of Aciman's writing and the purity of his passions should place this extraordinary first novel within the canon of great romantic love stories for everyone."
Aciman's piercing and romantic new novel is a brilliant performance from a master prose stylist.
"We remember not because we have something we wish to go back to, nor because memories are all we have. We remember because memory is our most intimate, most familiar gesture. Most people are convinced I love Alexandria. In truth, I love remembering Alexandria. For it is not Alexandria that is beautiful. Remembering is beautiful."
Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a witty, surprising series of linked essays that ponder the experience of loss, moving from his forced departure from Alexandria as a teenager, through his brief stay in Europe, and finally to the home he's made (and half invented) on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities like Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and New York; to his sheer ability to unearth life secrets from an ordinary street corner, Alibis reminds the reader that Aciman is a master of the personal essay.
»Superb ... The beauty of Aciman's writing and the purity of his passions should place this extraordinary first novel within the canon of great romantic love stories for everyone.«? The Washington Post Book World
»This novel is hot ... a love letter, an invocation, and something of an epitaph ... An exceptionally beautiful book.«? The New York Times Book Review
»The novel is richly, sensuously detailed ... luminous ... Aciman deftly charts a burgeoning relationship that both parties want and fear.«? The Boston Globe
Os sentimentos de Paul, tão intensos na adolescência, continuam a atormentá-lo na vida adulta: no sul da Itália, ainda jovem, quando se apaixonou pelo marceneiro de seus pais; em Nova York, onde acredita estar sendo traído pela namorada e se interessa pelo parceiro de tênis nas quadras do Central Park; em um campus coberto de neve em New England. Não importa onde ou quando, suas relações são caóticas, transitórias e marcadas pela força do desejo.Variações Enigma explora a impossibilidade de restringir uma pessoa a uma única linha melódica. Dessa forma, André Aciman mapeia os recônditos da paixão e revela a impiedosa e intrincada psique humana. Assim como em Me chame pelo seu nome, sua linguagem delicada, pungente e sincera lança uma luz sensorial sobre as facetas do desejo.
Quinze ans plus tard, Elio rend visite à Oliver en Nouvelle-Angleterre. Il est nerveux à l’idée de rencontrer la femme et les enfants de ce dernier, mais les deux hommes comprennent finalement que la mémoire transforme tout, même l’histoire d’un premier grand amour. Quelques années plus tard, ils se rendent ensemble à la maison en Italie où ils se sont aimés et évoquent la mémoire du père d’Elio, décédé depuis.
Appelle-moi par ton nom est un roman d’amour singulier tout autant qu’une réflexion sur la mémoire et l’oubli. La langue à la fois précise et sensuelle d’André Aciman parvient à évoquer la tyrannie des corps – mais aussi la part de brutalité qui se niche dans tout éveil au sentiment amoureux – avec une élégance rare.
Ce roman, devenu culte dans le monde anglo-saxon à l’instar de Brokeback Mountain, est adapté au cinéma par Luca Guadagnino (sortie française le 28 février 2018). Call me by your name est donné comme l'un des favoris pour les oscars.
"...Hammer's voice is brimming with such melody that, if you listen to it long enough, you can probably get drunk off it." — Vulture.com
*Now a major motion picture from director Luca Guadagnino, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay*
Celebrate André Aciman's sensational novel with a dynamic audiobook, read by Armie Hammer
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Washington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year
A New York Magazine "Future Canon" Selection
A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year
One of The Seattle Times' Michael Upchurch's Favorite Books of the Year
Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. André Aciman's critically acclaimed debut novel is a frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion.
More praise for Call Me By Your Name:
"...Armie Hammer (who plays Oliver in the movie) steps effortlessly into Elio's interior world. The result is staggering." — BookRiot
Un viaje por los rincones más profundos de los sentimientos y del erotismo.
Llámame por tu nombre ha sido galardonada con el Lambda Literary Award, mejor Libro del Año según The Washington Post y Publishers Weekly y este es el audiolibro de la novela en la que se basa la película Call me by your name.
En una localidad de la costa de Italia, durante la década de los ochenta, la familia de Elio instauró la tradición de recibir en el verano a estudiantes o creadores jóvenes que, a cambio de alojamiento, ayudaran al cabeza de familia, catedrático, en sus compromisos culturales.
Oliver es el elegido este verano, un joven escritor norteamericano que pronto excita la imaginación de Elio. Durante las siguientes semanas, los impulsos ocultos de obsesión y miedo, fascinación y deseo intensificarán su pasión.
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«La belleza de la prosa de Aciman y la pureza de sus pasiones hallan su lugar en esta extraordinaria primera novela inscrita dentro de los cánones de las grandes historias de amor para todos los públicos.»
The Washington Post
«La primera novela de Aciman nos lo muestra como un perspicaz gramático del deseo.»
The New York Times
«Una gran historia de amor... Cada frase, cada dolor, cada vertiginosa ráfaga de emoción en esta maravillosa novela es convincente.»
The Seattle Times
«Llámame por tu nombre no es una historia de amor. Es quizás la historia de amor más bonita, tierna, sensual y pura que se haya escrito.»
En los blogs...
«Sensible, compleja y dura, así es Llámame por tu nombre. Una montaña rusa de emociones que nos transporta al primer amor, a las tardes de verano, al fantasma de lo que anhelamos y nunca llegamos a tener, o tuvimos pero ahora parece efímero. Desde la primera hasta la última página, la novela nos transporta a un escenario del que el lector solo puede salir anímicamente destrozado. Una pequeña joya.»
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