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André Aciman

Biography

André Aciman

André Aciman is the New York Times bestselling author of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, OUT OF EGYPT, EIGHT WHITE NIGHTS, FALSE PAPERS, ALIBIS, HARVARD SQUARE, ENIGMA VARIATIONS, FIND ME and HOMO IRREALIS. He's the editor of The Proust Project and teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his wife in Manhattan.

André Aciman

Books by André Aciman

by André Aciman - Memoir, Nonfiction

In ROMAN YEAR, André Aciman captures the period of his adolescence that began when he and his family first set foot in Rome. Though Aciman’s family had been well-off in Alexandria, all vestiges of their status vanished when they fled, and the author, his younger brother and his deaf mother moved into a rented apartment in Rome’s Via Clelia. Though dejected, Aciman’s mother and brother found their way into life in Rome, while Aciman, still unmoored, burrowed into his bedroom to read one book after the other. The world of novels eventually allowed him to open up to the city and, through them, discover the beating heart of the Eternal City. In this memoir, he conjures the sights, smells, tastes and people of Rome as only he can.

by André Aciman - Essays, Nonfiction

One of the great prose stylists of his generation, André Aciman returns to the essay form in HOMO IRREALIS to explore what time means to artists who cannot grasp life in the present. Irrealis moods are not about the present or the past or the future; they are about what might have been but never was but could in theory still happen. From meditations on subway poetry and the temporal resonances of an empty Italian street to considerations of the lives and work of Sigmund Freud, C. P. Cavafy, W. G. Sebald, John Sloan, Éric Rohmer, Marcel Proust and Fernando Pessoa, and portraits of cities such as Alexandria and St. Petersburg, HOMO IRREALIS is a deep reflection on the imagination’s power to forge a zone outside of time’s intractable hold.

by André Aciman - Fiction

André Aciman’s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME has sold nearly three quarters of a million copies, and the book became an Academy Award–winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love. In FIND ME, Elio’s father, Samuel, is on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.