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Discussion Group 150: June 1 – 10, 2024

Jesse Schwartz

In this book group, we'll be exploring André Aciman's 2007 novel Call Me By Your Name, as well as Luca Guadagnino's 2017 film adaptation. This queer coming of age novel tells the story of Elio, a talented and precocious teenager on the cusp of adulthood, and his formative relationship with Oliver one summer in Italy. Aciman sets this transgressive relationship among the relics and ruins of the ancient world; with history close at hand, Elio must also negotiate living in the present. Fall in love for the first time again as we traverse a world that is equal parts beauty and pain, and meditate on the painful gulfs between the world of the interior and that of the social.