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».
- ISBN: 8823518318
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 280
- Data di uscita: 19-01-2017
This book is a fucking axe to the heart. But because my heart, perhaps yours, too, was broken long ago, no further damage can be done. So perhaps the book's more like a probe, yes, a very discomfiting probe, making a fuller assessment of the wreckage. The book is also a final report of the survey. F Leggi tutto
“He came. He left. Nothing else had changed. I had not changed. The world hadn't changed. Yet nothing would be the same. All that remains is dreammaking and strange remembrance.” I should probably issue a warning that this is a book I usually wouldn't like. I think. A summer romance up to its nec Leggi tutto
I wanted to kill him myself . . . If I didn't kill him, then I'd cripple him for life, so that he'd be with us in a wheelchair . . . If he were in a wheelchair, I would always know where he was, and he'd be easy to find. I would feel superior to him and become his master, now that he was crippled
2.5 stars As a gay man, I feel happy seeing queer intimacies receive more acceptance and popularity, as evidenced by this book's film adaptation this year. I appreciate the pulsating emotions of lust and desire in Call Me by Your Name , even if my own first crushes did not manifest into much of anythi Leggi tutto
I've put off writing this review for far too long because I'm afraid I won't do the book justice. I want to write a review that makes everyone drop what they're doing and start reading Call Me by Your Name immediately. Reading the other reviews, I find a lot of polarization about Aciman's writing sty Leggi tutto
2022 review: I read this in southern Italy (perfect spot if I ever knew one) and, I must say, it wasn’t as good as I remember it being. That’s not to say it’s not good, but I remember it being better. I love the writing, the precepts, how Aciman focuses on the tiniest moments. So much of this book is Leggi tutto
How wonderful it is when you find a forever book. We're all Elio, aren't we?
[Sufjan Stevens playing softly in the distance]
4 /5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ “We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything - what a waste!” Phew! What an intense book, what an in Leggi tutto
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