Ultima Notte Ad Alessandria

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Guanda
ISBN: 8823517540
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Dall'autore di Chiamami col tuo nome «Aciman ha ricreato un mondo scomparso, rievocando con ironia e affetto coloro che ne sono stati esiliati. » The New York Times Book Review «Ricordi meravigliosi scritti in una prosa meravigliosa.» Los Angeles Times Book Review 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.

Here I Am

Autore: Jonathan Safran Foer
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712506
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Instant New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top 10 Novel of 2016 A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 “Dazzling . . . A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “Fresh Air” In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years—a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.

Out Of Egypt

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312426552
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The son of a flamboyant Jewish clan recounts his family's move to turn-of-the-century Alexandria, the family's many colorful members, its pursuit of wealth and happiness, and its struggles with anti-Semitic and anti-Western nationalism. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Citt D Ombra

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Guanda
ISBN: 8823507499
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Dall'autore di Chiamami col tuo nome «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».

Story Of General Dann And Mara S Daughter Griot And The Snow Dog

Autore: Doris Lessing
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061874795
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Dann is grown up now, hunting for knowledge and despondent over the inadequacies of his civilization. With his trusted companions—Mara's daughter, his hope for the future; the abandoned child-soldier Griot, who discovers the meaning of love and the ability to sing stories; and the snow dog, a faithful friend who brings him back from the depths of despair—Dann embarks on a strange and captivating adventure in a suddenly colder, more watery climate in the north.

Eight White Nights

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429934800
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A LUSHLY ROMANTIC NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Eight White Nights 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. Call Me by Your Name, 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 The Washington Post Book World 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." Aciman's piercing and romantic new novel is a brilliant performance from a master prose stylist.

Call Me By Your Name

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374707723
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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 Andre Aciman's 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’ 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. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times (by Michael Upchurch), and New York Magazine

Notti Bianche

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Guanda
ISBN: 8860884969
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Dall'autore di Chiamami col tuo nome «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.

Harvard Square A Novel

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393240312
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“[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.

False Papers

Autore: André Aciman
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374707705
Grandezza: 48,66 MB
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Essays on memory by the author of Our of Egypt "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." 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.