Me chame pelo seu nome

Editora Intrinseca
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 Livro que inspirou o filme dirigido por Luca Guadagnino, aclamado nos festivais de Berlim, Toronto, do Rio, no Sundance e um dos principais candidatos ao Oscar de 2018. 

A casa onde Elio passa os verões é um verdadeiro paraíso na costa italiana, parada certa de amigos, vizinhos, artistas e intelectuais de todos os lugares. Filho de um importante professor universitário, o jovem está bastante acostumado à rotina de, a cada verão, hospedar por seis semanas na villa da família um novo escritor que, em troca da boa acolhida, ajuda seu pai com correspondências e papeladas. Uma cobiçada residência literária que já atraiu muitos nomes, mas nenhum deles como Oliver.

Elio imediatamente, e sem perceber, se encanta pelo americano de vinte e quatro anos, espontâneo e atraente, que aproveita a temporada para trabalhar em seu manuscrito sobre Heráclito e, sobretudo, desfrutar do verão mediterrâneo. Da antipatia impaciente que parece atravessar o convívio inicial dos dois surge uma paixão que só aumenta à medida que o instável e desconhecido terreno que os separa vai sendo vencido. Uma experiência inesquecível, que os marcará para o resto da vida.

Com rara sensibilidade, André Aciman constrói uma viva e sincera elegia à paixão, em um romance no qual se reconhecem as mais delicadas e brutais emoções da juventude. Uma narrativa magnética, inquieta e profundamente tocante. 

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 André Aciman nasceu em Alexandria, Egito. É ensaísta, romancista e pesquisador da literatura do século XVII. Seus textos foram publicados em veículos de destaque, como The New Yorker, The New York Times e The Paris Review. Doutor em literatura comparada pela Universidade Harvard, foi professor na Universidade de Princeton e atualmente leciona no The Graduate Center em Nova York, Estados Unidos, onde vive com a família.

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Editora Intrinseca
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Jan 5, 2018
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André Aciman
“[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.

André Aciman
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.

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