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The Resource Enigma variations, André Aciman

Enigma variations, André Aciman

Label
Enigma variations
Title
Enigma variations
Statement of responsibility
André Aciman
Title variation
Enigma variations
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is 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
Summary
Five interconnected tales exploring the contradictory power of love follow the romantic endeavors of Paul, who experiences consuming passion for a girl he meets repeatedly through the years while enduring a spectrum of hopes, denials, fears and regrets
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10547837
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aciman, André
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Didactic fiction
  • Desire (Philosophy)
  • Self-realisation
Target audience
adult
Label
Enigma variations, André Aciman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First love -- Spring fever -- Manfred -- Star love -- Abingdon square
Control code
000057551999
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780374148430
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016020262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026744325
System control number
(OCoLC)946692623
Label
Enigma variations, André Aciman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First love -- Spring fever -- Manfred -- Star love -- Abingdon square
Control code
000057551999
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780374148430
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016020262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026744325
System control number
(OCoLC)946692623

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