André Aciman

1 Call Me by Your Name

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Gay  Romance 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-01-22
Description :  <b>Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three Time Academy Award Nominee James Ivory</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our Time</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>Andre Aciman's <i>Call Me by Your Name</i> 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.<br /><br />Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Ficition<br /><br />A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book of the Year • A <i>Publishers Weekly </i>and <i>The Washington Post </i>Best Book of the Year • A <i>New York </i>Magazine "Future Canon" Selection • A <i>Chicago Tribune</i> and <i>Seattle Times</i> (Michael Upchurch's) Favorite Favorite Book of the Year

2 Enigma Variations

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-01-03
Description :  André Aciman, hailed as a writer of “fiction at its most supremely interesting” (<i>The New York Review of Books</i>), 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.<br /><br />In <i>Enigma Variations</i>, 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.

3 Out of Egypt

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-01-23
Description :  This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the two grandmothers, the Princess and the Saint, who gossip in six languages; Aunt Flora, the German refugee who warns that Jews lose everything "at least twice in their lives." And through it all, we come to know a boy who, even as he longs for a wider world, does not want to be led, forever, out of Egypt.

4 Harvard Square: A Novel

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-04-08
Description :  “[Aciman’s] best so far. . . . An existentialist adventure worthy of Kerouac.”—Clancy Martin, New York Times Book Review<br /> 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. <br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.

5 Eight White Nights

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-02-02
Description :  <b>A LUSHLY ROMANTIC NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF <i>CALL ME BY YOUR NAME</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><i></i><br /><i>Eight White Nights</i> 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. <br /><br /><i>Call Me by Your Name</i>, 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 <i>The Washington Post Book World </i>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."<br /><br />Aciman's piercing and romantic new novel is a brilliant performance from a master prose stylist.

6 Alibis

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-09-27
Description :  A <i>Boston Globe</i> Best Nonfiction Book of 2011<br /><br />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, <i>Alibis </i>reminds the reader that Aciman is a master of the personal essay.

7 Journey Into the Past

Author : Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell & André Aciman
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-11-23
Description :  A deep study of the uneasy heart by one of the masters of the psychological novel, <i>Journey into the Past</i>, published here for the first time in America, is a novella that was found among Zweig’s papers after his death. Investigating the strange ways in which love, in spite of everything—time, war, betrayal—can last, Zweig tells the story of Ludwig, an ambitious young man from a modest background who falls in love with the wife of his rich employer. His love is returned, and the couple vow to live together, but then Ludwig is dispatched on business to Mexico, and while he is there the First World War breaks out. With travel and even communication across the Atlantic shut down, Ludwig makes a new life in the New World. Years later, however, he returns to Germany to find his beloved a widow and their mutual attraction as strong as ever. But is it possible for love to survive precisely as the impossible?

8 Chiamami col tuo nome

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-01-19
Description :  Da questo romanzo il film di Luca Guadagnino dal 25 gennaio 2018 al cinema<br /><br />«<i>Un eccezionale debutto, una grande storia d’amore romantico.</i>»<br /><b>The Washington Post</b><br /><br />«<i>Una scrittura ardita, profonda, esaltante, brutale, tenera, generosa...</i>»<br /><b>Nicole Krauss</b><br /><br />«<i>Un libro di straordinaria bellezza.</i>»<br /><b>The New York Times Book Review</b><br /><br />«<i>Una storia d'amore delicata, scritta in maniera impeccabile, con echi di Marguerite Duras e Patrck White.</i>»<br /><b>Kirkus Reviews</b><br /><br />Vent’anni fa, un’estate in Riviera, una di quelle estati che segnano la vita per sempre. Elio ha diciassette anni, e per lui sono appena iniziate le vacanze nella splendida villa di famiglia nel Ponente ligure. Figlio di un professore universitario, musicista sensibile, decisamente colto per la sua età, il ragazzo aspetta come ogni anno «l’ospite dell’estate, l’ennesima scocciatura»: uno studente in arrivo da New York per lavorare alla sua tesi di post dottorato. Ma Oliver, il giovane americano, conquista tutti con la sua bellezza e i modi disinvolti. Anche Elio ne è irretito. I due condividono, oltre alle origini ebraiche, molte passioni: discutono di film, libri, fanno lunghe passeggiate e nuotate. E tra loro nasce un desiderio inesorabile quanto inatteso, vissuto fino in fondo, dalla sofferenza all’estasi. Chiamami col tuo nome è la storia di un paradiso scoperto e già perduto, una meditazione proustiana sul tempo e sul desiderio, una domanda che resta aperta finché Elio e Oliver si ritroveranno un giorno a confessare a se stessi che «questa cosa che quasi non fu mai ancora ci tenta».

9 False Papers

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature  Travel & Adventure  Africa  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-04-01
Description :  <b>Essays on memory by the author of <i>Our of Egypt</i></b><br /><br /><i>"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."</i><br /><br />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.

10 PEN America 17: PEN Voices

Author : M. Mark, Earl Lovelace, Jamaica Kincaid, André Aciman, Sherman Alexie, Gina Apostol, Sergio De La Pava, Orhan Pamuk, Liu Xia, Eileen Myles & Simon Critchley
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-05-01
Description :  PEN Voices celebrates the extraordinary work done at PEN American Center in the past year, promoting literature and defending freedom of expression internationally. With transcripts from the 2013 World Voices Festival, selections from our Literary Award-winners, previews from PEN/Heim Fund Grant recipients, work from the Prison Writing Program, and adapted favorites from PEN.org, this issue brings together fiction, essay, poetry, art, and conversation from all parts of the PEN world. Featuring work from Earl Lovelace, Jamaica Kincaid, André Aciman, Layli Long Soldier, Sherman Alexie, Gina Apostol, Sergio De La Pava, Orhan Pamuk, Liu Xia, Eileen Myles, Simon Critchley, and many more. PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers is published by PEN American Center. PEN America champions international authors and provides first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia. In 2000, PEN America was named one of the Ten Best New Magazines by Library Journal. PEN America has been a finalist for the Utne Independent Press Award for international coverage, and work from recent issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.

11 PEN America 2: Home and Away

Author : PEN American Center, Chinua Achebe, Guillaume Apollinaire, James Baldwin, Julio Cortazar, Lydia Davis, Anne Carson, André Aciman, Amy Hempel, Amiri Baraka, Flannery O'Connor & Angela Carter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2001-10-01
Description :  Home &amp; Away features tributes to James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, and Marcel Proust alongside writing by Amy Hempel, Julio Cortazar, Amitav Ghosh, Anne Carson, and W. G. Sebald. PEN members reflect on what great books have never been translated into English.<br /><br /> PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers is published by PEN American Center. Featuring fiction, poetry, conversation, criticism, and memoir, PEN America champions international authors and provides first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In 2000, PEN America was named one of the Ten Best New Magazines by Library Journal. PEN America has been a finalist for the Utne Independent Press Award for international coverage, and work from recent issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.<br /><br /> PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world's oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. Its 3,400 distinguished members carry on the achievements in literature and the advancement of human rights of such past members as James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Eugene O'Neill, Susan Sontag, and John Steinbeck. To learn more about PEN American Center, please visit: www.pen.org. PEN American Center welcomes readers and writers from all walks of life to join us in our mission to protect free expression and celebrate literature. To learn how to become a Professional or Associate Member of PEN, please visit: pen.org/join.

12 Notti bianche

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-01-09
Description :  «Sono Clara.» In apparenza, la più banale delle presentazioni; eppure per il giovane protagonista del romanzo, che la vigilia di Natale si trova catapultato quasi per sbaglio nel trambusto di una festa, circondato da illustri sconosciuti, è lo schiudersi improvviso e folgorante di un sogno, di una nuova prospettiva di vita. Clara è bella, colta, irriverente, e i due, banditi i convenevoli, ingaggiano fin dai primi istanti una serrata schermaglia amorosa, in cui si susseguono a un ritmo vertiginoso affondi, brusche ritirate e stoccate impietose e divertite sui presenti, presto confinati al ruolo di comparse. Insieme al desiderio, cresce la paura struggente che tutto, com’è cominciato, possa di colpo finire; ma l’incanto si rinnova sera dopo sera, in un percorso circolare che li conduce fin sulla soglia del nuovo anno. Una New York inedita, dai riflessi viola-argentei, notturna e invernale, è lo scenario complice di questo incanto, con le chiatte ormeggiate sull’Hudson su cui scorrono lenti i lastroni di ghiaccio; i parchi innevati e lo skyline di Manhattan a evocare un mondo fiabesco, carico di echi letterari. Tra passi falsi e vani tentativi di opporsi a un sentimento ineluttabile e a un prepotente desiderio di felicità, il lettore, incredulo e partecipe, rapito da una prosa ricca e sensuale, assiste in presa diretta al momento magico e irripetibile della nascita di un amore, alla costruzione paziente e minuziosa di un universo condiviso di parole, rituali e ricordi, intensi e talvolta dolorosi.

13 Witte nachten

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2010-10-11
Description :  Witte nachten is een onvergetelijke verkenning van de magische sferen waarin hartstocht, angst en het verlangen om liefde te tonen en om liefde te vragen ons leven voorgoed kunnen veranderen. Een man van eind twintig gaat op kerstavond naar een groot feest in Manhattan. Een intrigerende vrouw stelt zich aan hem voor met de woorden: Ik ben Clara In de zeven dagen die volgen, ontmoeten ze elkaar elke avond in dezelfde bioscoop. De man is diep onder de indruk van haar, maar waagt het niet als eerste een stap verder te gaan. De spanning tussen de twee loopt steeds verder op, en wordt gevoed door twijfel, hoop en wantrouwen. Ze komen nader tot elkaar maar drijven tegelijkertijd steeds verder van elkaar af. Op oudejaarsavond culmineert alles in een magische finale met de belofte van een nieuw begin. Aciman schreef een indringend en romantisch verhaal tegen de achtergrond van een sprookjesachtig winters decor wederom een briljante roman van een volleerd stilist

14 Alibi's

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2012-08-08
Description :  In Alibi's schrijft André Aciman over de plaatsen uit zijn jeugd. Barcelona, Parijs, Rome en, vooral, Alexandrië - steden waarin hij als kleine jongen heeft gewoond en waarnaar hij zijn hele volwassen leven is blijven verlangen. Zijn gevoelens zijn gecompliceerd: als hij in New York is, verlangt hij naar de zoete geuren van Egypte, maar eenmaal in Egypte verlangt hij terug naar het verlangen dat hij in New York had. Waar hij zich ook bevindt, hij wil altijd liever ergens anders zijn. Aciman schrijft over uiteenlopende onderwerpen als het werk van Marcel Proust, de geschiedenis van Place des Vosges in Parijs, zijn eigen Joodse geschiedenis en een onbekend stadje in Noord-Spanje. Het resultaat is een bundel prachtige, zinnelijke essays die in feite een zelfportret zijn van een groot stilist.

15 Città d'ombra

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-09-26
Description :  «La vita comincia da qualche parte con il profumo della lavanda.» Partendo così da un ricordo ispirato dalla fragranza del dopobarba del padre, il maestro della nostalgia André Aciman esplora il concetto di memoria e l’esperienza della perdita in tutte le loro sfaccettature: dall’infanzia perduta ad Alessandria sotto l’abbagliante sole egiziano agli anni vissuti a Roma da ragazzino, dove adorava perdersi per i meravigliosi vicoli in acciottolato del centro; dalle visite al padre nella Parigi «collerica e piovosa di Baudelaire», in cui ha sempre sognato di vivere, agli studi universitari a Cambridge; dall’armonioso caos di Barcellona alla «caccia» agli scorci dei quadri di Monet a Bordighera. Un dedalo di impressioni, tra gli angoli sperduti di un’esistenza vissuta in esilio permanente prima di stabilirsi a Manhattan, nella speranza di riuscire finalmente a cogliere e fissare la propria identità, laddove invece, come in una fotografia, l’immagine vera è solo «un’infinita sovrapposizione di immagini instabili».

16 Harvard Square

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-07-03
Description :  È l’estate del 1977 e Cambridge è quasi deserta. Gli studenti di Harvard vanno in vacanza o a fare esperienze di lavoro all’estero, e sono pochi quelli che rimangono nella città oppressa dal gran caldo di luglio. Tra questi c’è un dottorando che si sta preparando per gli esami. È un ebreo di origini egiziane, un outsider nel mondo accademico di una delle università più antiche e prestigiose degli Stati Uniti. Nella suggestiva Harvard Square, punto di riferimento della vita studentesca, c’è un locale dal sapore mediterraneo, il Café Algiers, completamente estraneo all’ambiente pretenzioso che lo circonda. È qui che lo studente fa l’incontro che potrebbe cambiare il corso di tutta la sua vita. Qui conosce Kalashnikov, un tassista tunisino, così soprannominato per la sua parlantina caustica e chiassosa, che non risparmia nessuno: uomini, donne, bianchi, neri, capitalisti, liberali, conservatori… I due, uniti da una lingua comune, il francese, dal profondo senso di sradicamento e dalla nostalgia per le atmosfere dei loro paesi d’origine, diventano inseparabili. Rinviata ogni decisione sul futuro, riempiono le afose giornate di chiacchiere, cibo, vino, caffé, gite al lago e belle donne. Fino a quando non ricomincia il semestre invernale ed entrambi vengono risucchiati dalle loro «vite di sempre», inconciliabilmente diverse. Un Aciman inedito, ironico e divertente, che attraverso il racconto di un’estate indimenticabile e di un’amicizia intensa e impossibile esplora i temi della ricerca dell’identità e del bisogno di appartenenza.

17 Harvard Square

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $21.99
Release Date :  2015-04-20
Description :  Érase una vez un hombre que quería convencer a su hijo de las ventajas de estudiar en la Universidad de Harvard. Y le contó una especie de fábula; la historia de su paso por el campus; en realidad, lo que le sucedió un caluroso verano, allá en los años setenta, mientras se preparaba para los exámenes finales del curso de doctorado. Cierto día se le ocurrió entrar en un cafetín de ambiente afrofrancés y allí se topó con un personaje realmente singular, un tunecino extravagante, vestido como el Che Guevara, que estaba esperando que le concedieran el permiso de residencia, trabajaba de taxista, despotricaba contra todo y se acostaba con todas las mujeres que se le ponían a tiro. Harvard Square cuenta la historia de una amistad entrañable, desgarradora, divertida y conmovedora entre dos hombres contrapuestos: un judío y un árabe, un erudito y un pícaro, un tímido y un tipo más listo que el hambre, un hombre con porvenir y un hombre sin nada más que «mi taxi, mi nabo y mi dignidad». Los dos tienen el mismo pasado, se identifican y se oponen, y su relación obliga al protagonista a replantearse continuamente quién es quién y sobre todo quién y qué es él. Pero es también una historia al modo de Proust sobre el paso implacable del tiempo, sobre la recuperación de la identidad y sobre la nostalgia de un pasado que nos ha construido mientras huíamos de él. La novela se cierra con un bellísimo mosaico de fantasías y recuerdos que evocan la juventud perdida, el barco de Bizancio, del célebre poema de Yeats, que ya no puede abordarse. Escrita con una gran sensibilidad, con un estilo lleno de sutilezas y una notable capacidad para la introspección, Harvard Square es la tercera novela de André Aciman y sin duda se encontrará en ella mucho de autobiográfico.

18 Ultima notte ad Alessandria

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-10-13
Description :  <b>«Aciman ha ricreato un mondo scomparso, rievocando con ironia e affetto coloro che ne sono stati esiliati.»</b><br /><i>The New York Times Book Review </i><br /><br /><b>«Ricordi meravigliosi scritti in una prosa meravigliosa.»</b><br /><i>Los Angeles Times Book Review </i><br /><br />Nel 1965 un giovane André Aciman e i suoi famigliari furono costretti a lasciare la cosmopolita Alessandria d'Egitto dopo ben tre generazioni. Il governo nazionalista di Nasser infatti stava cacciando dal paese migliaia di europei, nel tentativo di eliminare ogni ricordo del protettorato britannico e di disperdere una comunità ebraica tra le più ampie dell'ex impero ottomano. Fu la fine di quella temperie che nei decenni precedenti aveva fatto di Alessandria una città di straordinaria vivacità culturale. In un memoir intenso e ricco di colori e profumi, l'autore rievoca con affettuosa ironia la vita all'interno di una grande famiglia elegante e caotica, caratterizzata da figure affascinanti, come lo zio Vili, audace soldato, mercante e spia, o le due nonne, che spettegolano in sei lingue diverse… A fare da sfondo Alessandria, sospesa tra la crepuscolare indolenza del passato e un futuro drammaticamente incerto.

19 Wyjście z Egiptu

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-10-12
Description :  <i>"Wyjście z&#xa0;Egiptu</i>" André Acimana można by, przez analogię z&#xa0;Proustem, nazwać poszukiwaniem utraconego miejsca. To&#xa0;miejsce, minione i&#xa0;utracone na&#xa0;zawsze, to&#xa0;Aleksandria lat 50-tych XX&#xa0;wieku –&#xa0;miasto, w&#xa0;którym barwnie i&#xa0;hałaśliwie koegzystowały ze&#xa0;sobą społeczności Arabów, Europejczyków i&#xa0;Żydów. Ten nieistniejący już świat jest zarazem światem dzieciństwa i&#xa0;dorastania autora, który poznaje go, wykluwając się z&#xa0;wnętrza niezwykłego barwnego kokonu, jaki stanowi jego rodzina.<br /><br /> "Niezwykła opowieść o ekscentrycznych krewnych, fascynującym mieście i wielonarodowej kulturze. Ta pięknie napisana książka łączy zmysłowość prozy Lawrence’a Durrella, magię Garcíi Márqueza i realizm osobistej obserwacji. Przepyszny portret zaskakującego i zaginionego już świata." Eva Hoffman<br /><br /> "Aciman z czarującą prostotą odtwarza życie dawnej Aleksandrii, ukazując uwodzicielską moc tego pięknego, wielojęzycznego miasta." „The New Yorker”<br /><br /> "Pięknie zapamiętana i jeszcze piękniej opisana przeszłość." „Los Angeles Times Book Review”<br /><br /> "Móc odnaleźć na tych stronach Aleksandrię, zaróżowioną i jasnooką, zanurzoną w świeżej wyobraźni Acimana, to największy dar, który otrzymuje czytelnik." James Merrill

20 Variazioni su un tema originale

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-05-25
Description :  Cinque variazioni sul tema dell’amore, cinque momenti che ricostruiscono strato dopo strato la fluida, fluttuante natura erotica di Paul attraverso la precisione lirica e a tratti cruda della sua stessa voce.<br />È un Paul che ricorda, quello che troviamo nel capitolo di apertura: un giovane adulto che torna sull’isola italiana delle sue vacanze scolastiche non solo per occuparsi della casa di famiglia distrutta dal fuoco, ma per ripercorrere i luoghi di un incendio tutto interiore, quello del primo, divorante turbamento dei sensi cui allora non sapeva dare un nome e cui ora forse nemmeno vuole darlo. Di Nanni, oggetto del desiderio, in paese nessuno sa più nulla, ma l’agonia di quella passione ormai lontana ha lasciato il segno e troverà echi nelle passioni della sua vita di adulto, nell’amore per Maud, per Manfred, per Chloe, per una giovane scrittrice… Ogni volta Paul cadrà nelle trappole del desiderio e se ne creerà di nuove, si abbandonerà alla violenza del rimpianto per poi riprendere a inseguire il «vino della vita», a inseguire se stesso.

21 Me chame pelo seu nome

Author : André Aciman
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Release Date :  2018-01-05
Description :  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.<br /><br /> 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 <i>villa</i> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> 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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