Call Me By Your Name

Type
Book
Authors
ISBN 10
1786495252 
ISBN 13
9781786495259 
Category
Fiction/Littérature  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
Média Tie-In 
Publication Year
2017 
Publisher
Pages
248 
Abstract
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' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in André Aciman's frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable. 
Description
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.

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. 
Biblio Notes
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When it comes to film adaptations of books, we commonly hear “the book was better than the movie”. While it is true that the book is always richer than its cinematic counterpart, in the case of Call Me By Your Name, the film, adapted by James Ivory and directed by Luca Guadagnino, equally captures the languorous emotions of desire and the angst of young burgeoning love in the bucolic setting of a steamy Italian summer where – through the fault of youth – restless moments persist seemingly forever. The film complements and captures the book in every way possible. Like Oliver and Elio, they enrich each other. So, if you’ve read the book, you should watch the film, and if you’ve watched the film, you should read the book. Doing both will only deepen your connection with the characters, the story, and yourself.
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