Alibis Essays on Elsewhere Author Andr Aciman are Ebook Andr Aciman was born in Alexandria Egypt and is an American memoirist essayist novelist and scholar of se
Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere Author André Aciman are Ebook Andr Aciman was born in Alexandria, Egypt and is an American memoirist, essayist, novelist, and scholar of seventeenth century literature He has also written many essays and reviews on Marcel Proust His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Cond Nast Traveler as well as in many volumes of The Best American Essays Aciman received his Ph.D in Comparative Literature from Harvard University, has taught at Princeton and Bard and is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at The CUNY Graduate Center He is currently chair of the Ph D Program in Comparative Literature and founder and director of The Writers Institute at the Graduate Center Aciman is the author of the Whiting Award winning memoir Out of Egypt 1995 , an account of his childhood as a Jew growing up in post colonial Egypt Aciman has published two other books False Papers Essays in Exile and Memory 2001 , and a novel Call Me By Your Name 2007 , which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won the Lambda Literary Award for Men s Fiction 2008 His forthcoming novel Eight White Nights FSG will be published on February 14, 2010. A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, Andr Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender to meditations on cities like Barcelona, Rome, ParA Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, Andr Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender to meditations on cities like Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and New York to his sheer ability to unearth life secrets from an ordinary street corner, Alibis reminds the reader that Aciman is a master of the personal essay.. The best Kindle Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere Oh, I can't. I'm so sorry, Mr. Aciman, but I just cannot sit with you right now. Your world is not mine, and you make absolutely no effort to welcome me to it. You must understand that I want nothing more than do let you guide me, but you don't want to do that. You want to tell me about how pleased you are that you are in this world, and you are not interested in relating to anyone who is not already inside it. Aside from the first essay about lavender (in which I found something true enough to make me want to keep reading), this was a book of status symbols disguised as travel essays. Even his essay on Monet and his love for a particular painting, which, I love essays about peoples' obsession with art- even that was really about how he had a better travel experience than you. He could speak the language, and met Real People who led him, coincidentally, to what he wanted. Complete with musings about how all travel should be random and spontaneous to truly fulfill us. He wrote about the Place des Vosges in Paris and name dropped some of my favorite French historical figures, but the real point of the essay was the fact that he was in Paris, and knew things that you didn't. He would move to Paris, you know, but there is just no TIME for that in his busy life of writing essays at ritzy resorts and traveling. Yes, that's why most of us don't move to Paris, Mr. Aciman. I sympathize.Am I just envious? I don't know. I sound like I am a bit, don't I? I was thinking maybe I just resent reading about a man who's biggest problem is that he thinks he may have given erroneous directions to his gondolier in Venice, but doesn't want to sacrifice his cool pose enough to fix it. There's probably some element of that. But I think its really more about the purpose of these essays as contrasted to their presentation. This is a book about the reflections of a middle-aged man on the delicate nostalgia of his youth and the nuances and fleeting moments of meaning he seems to grab between plane flights and dinners on the Riveria. This is NOT a Fantasia of passions and European landscapes. It's about him. Which I thought would be fine after the first essay. I was even okay with that one about his childhood in Rome, as a kid who loved books and was too shy to talk to girls. But the rest of it where he tries to pretend that it is about travel, that's a problem because I think he gets what is important about travel wrong. I think he misses the good stuff. I do not care whether you went swimming at noon while tourists were out seeing things in Venice, thus making you like the native people who don't have to sightsee. Why on earth would you choose staying at your hotel and swimming to tell me about when you are in Venice, unless it was about how cool you are that you don't have to go see Venice? Lot of performance that I have no patience with. The priorities were off here, and I did not like it.I don't know. I might revisit it later and try again.
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