WorldCat Identities

Aciman, André

Overview
Works: 40 works in 177 publications in 11 languages and 5,691 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Genealogy  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Biography  Christmas stories  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3601.C525, 813.6
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about André Aciman
 
Most widely held works by André Aciman
Call me by your name by André Aciman( Book )

37 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sudden and powerful attraction between a teenage boy and a summer guest at his parents' house on the Italian Riviera has a profound and lasting influence that will mark them both for a lifetime
Eight white nights by André Aciman( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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
Harvard Square : a novel by André Aciman( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian-Jewish Harvard graduate student trying to assimilate into American culture in 1977 befriends an impetuous, loud Arab cab driver and must choose between his dream or his friend. This is a 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 is 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 cafe, 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 cafes 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
Alibis : essays on elsewhere by André Aciman( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventeen essays about the author's travels, discussing such things as time, place, identity, and art
The Proust project( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The editor] asked twenty-eight writers--Shirley Hazzard, Lydia Davis, Richard Howard, Alain de Botton, Diane Johnson, Edmund White, and others--to choose a favorite passage from In Search of Lost Time and introduce it in a brief essay. Gathered together, along with the passages themselves (and a synopsis that guides the reader from one passage to the next), these essays form the perfect introduction to the greatest novel of the last century, and the perfect gift for any Proustian
Letters of transit : reflections on exile, identity, language, and loss( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of the authors have written works on exile, home, and memory, using the written word as a tool for revisiting their old homes or fashioning new ones. This work includes five newly commissioned essays offering moving distallations of their most important thinking on these themes
Journey into the past by Stefan Zweig( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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?"--Publisher's description
Eight white nights [a novel] by André Aciman( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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
World monuments : 50 irreplaceable sites to discover, explore and champion( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World monuments presents fifty of the world's most compelling destinations, cultural heritage sites, and significant architectural works that must be seen and preserved. In commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary, World Monuments Fund has commissioned eight of todays' most important writers... Each essay explores a specific place and theme relating to WMF's history and the challenges of its conservation work: Anne Applebaum writes about war and human conflict in Krakow, Poland; John Julius Norwich reflects upon natural catastrophe and climate change in Venice, Italy; Ismail Serageldin pens an essay on the pressures of development in Cairo, Egypt; André Aciman considers the lack or overabundance of resources in Rome, Ital; William Dalrymple delves into the challenges of recognizing what we have in Agra, India; Fernanda Eberstadt illuminated the erosion of cultural traditions in Cusco, Peru; Justin Davidson discusses the impact of urbanization in Mexico City, Mexico; and Andrew Solomon explores hidden treasure in Beijing, China
Letters of transit : reflections on exile and memory( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard Square a novel by André Aciman( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful tale of love, friendship, and becoming American in late '70s Cambridge
Entrez : signs of France by Steven Rothfeld( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light of New York by Jean-Michel Berts( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Egypt : a memoir by André Aciman( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, Andre; 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
Ultima notte ad Alessandria by André Aciman( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaspora : Heimat im Exil( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Città d'ombra by André Aciman( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir by André Aciman( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enigma variations : a novel by André Aciman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A passionate portrait of love's contradictory power, in five illuminating stories André Aciman, who has been called "the most exciting new fiction writer of the twenty-first century" (New York magazine), has written a novel that chronicles the life of Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and covetous throughout his life as they were in adolescence. Whether in southern Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents' cabinetmaker; or on a snowbound campus in New England, where his enduring passion for a girl he'll meet again and again over the years is counterpointed by anonymous encounters with other men; or on a tennis court in Central Park; or on a sidewalk in early spring in New York, 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. In charting the most inscrutable corners of desire, Aciman proves to be an unsparing reader of the human psyche, soul, and libido, and a master stylist of contemporary literature. With language at once lyrical, bare-knuckled, and unabashedly candid in Enigma Variations, 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 the very ones who may want only to offer what we crave from them. Behind every step the hero takes, his hopes, denials, fears, and regrets are ready to lay their traps. Yet the dream of love casts its luminous halo. We may not know what we want. We may remain enigmas to ourselves and others. But sooner or later we discover who we've always known we were."--
Valse papieren : verhalen en beschouwingen over ballingschap en herinnering by André Aciman( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.28 for Eight whit ... to 0.96 for Ultima not ...)

Call me by your name
Alternative Names
André Aciman Amerikaans schrijver

André Aciman amerikanischer Romanist und Schriftsteller

André Aciman amerikansk författare

André Aciman amerikansk skribent

André Aciman scrittore statunitense

André Aciman writer, professor

Languages
English (84)

German (19)

Italian (16)

Dutch (12)

Spanish (10)

Polish (4)

French (3)

Chinese (3)

Romanian (2)

Turkish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Eight white nightsAlibis : essays on elsewhereThe Proust projectLetters of transit : reflections on exile, identity, language, and lossJourney into the pastEight white nights [a novel]Letters of transit : reflections on exile and memoryEntrez : signs of France