Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

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Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time OscarTM Nominee James Ivory

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

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About the author

André Aciman is the author of Eight White Nights, Out of Egypt, False Papers, Alibis, and Harvard Square, and the editor of The Proust Project (all published by FSG). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and lives with his wife in Manhattan.
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Jan 22, 2008
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角逐2018奧斯卡 電影原著《以你的名字呼喚我》作者全新創作





「我們一輩子只愛一次,父親曾經說過,有時太早,有時太遲,而其他時候則總是有幾分蓄意的。」為了這段關係而震驚的保羅,在女友之外,自己因另一個人的愛慕而著迷: 我知道你穿什麼衣服,我知道你每一條領帶的顏色,我知道你穿上長褲之後才穿襪子,而不是先穿襪子。我甚至還知道你偶爾會用領撐,你扣襯衫是從下往上扣,而且我知道,我想要下半輩子都認識你……







王盛弘(作家) 但唐謨(影評人) 凌性傑(作家) 孫梓評(作家) 馬欣(作家) 陳思宏(旅德作家) 陳栢青(作家) 黃以曦(影評人) 魏鵬真(窩著咖啡)






有沒有哪位作家能像安德列.艾席蒙那樣,有變魔術般的手法,召喚出性迷戀的震波以及盤旋打轉的暈頭轉向?他先是在《以你的名字呼喚我》處女作小說中流露了這種才華,此書連同其絕佳的回憶錄《出埃及》(Out of Egypt)奠定了他的聲譽……《愛的變奏曲》之誘人魅力就在於那種心靈上的悖論以及本可實現或發生的事。


















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“[Aciman’s] best so far. . . . An existentialist adventure worthy of Kerouac.”—Clancy Martin, New York Times Book Review André Aciman has been hailed as "the most exciting new fiction writer of the twenty-first century" (New York magazine), a "brilliant chronicler of the disconnect…between who we are and who we wish we might have been" (Wall Street Journal), and a writer of "fiction at its most supremely interesting" (Colm Tóibín). Now, with his third and most ambitious novel, Aciman delivers an elegant and powerful tale of the wages of assimilation—a moving story of an immigrant’s remembered youth and the nearly forgotten costs and sacrifices of becoming an American.

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.









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「《以你的名字呼喚我》是一本美麗與智慧兼具的書,分毫不差地以既輕盈又凝縮的謹慎,寫作其戲劇場面每一刻的精確真實。這本書將巧妙地立足於書架上介於詹姆斯.鮑德溫《喬凡尼的房間》(Giovanni’s Room)與愛德蒙.懷特《男孩故事》(A Boy’s Own Story)之間的位置。這也是一本絕佳的小說,描述地中海夏日感官的光芒,與充滿欲望的日日夜夜。艾席蒙的非小說作品一直清楚地告訴我們,有朝一日他會寫出一本很棒的小說,然而這部作品卻是奇蹟。」






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Elio Perlman se souvient de l’été de ses 17 ans, à la fin des années quatre-vingt. Comme tous les ans, ses parents accueillent dans leur maison sur la côte italienne un jeune universitaire censé assister le père d’Elio, éminent professeur de littérature. Cette année l’invité sera Oliver, dont le charme et l’intelligence sautent aux yeux de tous. Au fil des jours qui passent au bord de la piscine, sur le court de tennis et à table où l’on se laisse aller à des joutes verbales enflammées, Elio se sent de plus en plus attiré par Oliver, tout en séduisant Marzia, la voisine. L’adolescent et le jeune professeur de philosophie s’apprivoisent et se fuient tour à tour, puis la confusion cède la place au désir et à la passion. Quand l’été se termine, Oliver repart aux États-Unis, et le père d’Elio lui fait savoir qu’il est loin de désapprouver cette relation singulière...
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.
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