Andre Aciman
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André Aciman: Selected bibliography

Books || Essays and Articles || Theses

Books written, edited, or translated by Aciman

Work in progress: Proust’s Sentence: A Study in Style.

Eight White Nights: A Novel. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010.

Call Me by Your Name. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2007.

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Men’s Fiction, 2008.
Translated into Dutch (2007), German (2008), and Spanish (2008).

The Light of New York, [by] Jean-Michel Berts (photographs), André Aciman (text). New York: Editions Assouline, 2007.

Simultaneously published in Paris (Assouline, 2007) under the title La lumière de New York.

Book cover: Call Me by Your Name
Book cover: The Light of New York
Book cover: The Proust Project

The Proust Project. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Turtle Point Press Books & Co.: Helen Marx Books, 2004. [Edited by André Aciman.]

Entrez:  Signs of France.  Photographs by Steven Rothfeld; text by André Aciman. New York:  Artisan, 2001.

False Papers. New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.

Collection of essays and short stories originally published in Commentary, Condé Nast Traveler, Contentville, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Yale Review.
Articles in this book that are cited in the main essay for this website: “Alexandria: The Capital of Memory,” “Shadow Cities,” “Letter from Illiers-Combray: In Search of Proust,” “In a Double Exile,” “Pensione Eolo,” “Arbitrage.” (These are not cited below.)
Translated into French (2002), Dutch (2003), and German (2004).

Book cover: Entrez: Signs of France
Book cover: False Papers
Book cover: Letters of Transit

Letters of Transit: Reflections on Exile, Identity, Language, and Loss. New York: New Press, 1999. [Edited by André Aciman.]

Published in collaboration with the New York Public Library. Includes essays by André Aciman, Eva Hoffman, Bharati Mukherjee, Edward W. Said, and Charles Simic.

Out of Egypt: A Memoir. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994.

Versions of several chapters originally appeared in Commentary between 1990 and 1994.
Translated into French (1994), Dutch (1995), German (1996), Spanish (1998), Hebrew (2003), and Romanian (2006).

The Odyssey of the Bear: The Making of the Film by Jean-Jacques Annaud, by Josée Benabent-Loiseau. Translated by André Aciman; with photographs by Marianne Rosenstiehl. New York: Newmarket Press, 1989.

Book cover: Out of Egypt
Book cover: The Odyssey of the Bear


Selected essays, articles, reviews, and short fiction by Aciman

“The Exodus Obama Forgot to Mention,” The New York Times, June 9, 2009.
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“A Personal New Year: Should an Old Fragrance Be Forgot – A Writer’s Quest for His Father’s Discontinued Italian Aftershave,” Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition), December 27, 2008.
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“Intimacy: Revisiting the Gritty Roman Neighborhood of His Youth, a Writer Discovers a World of His Own Invention,” American Scholar 77:3 (Summer 2008), pp. 43-57.
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“Rue Delta,” in Tell Me True: Memoir, History, and Writing a Life, edited by Patricia Hampl and Elaine Tyler May (St. Paul, MN: Borealis Books, 2008), pp. [189]-201.

“Monsieur Kalashnikov,” The Paris Review 181 (Summer 2007), pp. 11-[39]. Short story.
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“From the Other Bank,” Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature, 2 (2006): pp. 15-31.

“Proust’s Way?” and “Far from Proust’s Way,” The New York Review of Books 52:19 and 52:20 (December 1 and December 15, 2005). Review of two new Proust translations: Swann’s Way and In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower; followed by “‘Proust’s Way?’: An Exchange,” The New York Review of Books 53:6 (April 6, 2006).
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“Remanence,” Harvard Review 27 (2004), pp. 38-46.
Online version available (Stanford access only) from JSTOR.

“Voices,” in Diaspora: Homelands in Exile [photographs by] Frédéric Brenner, volume 2 ( New York: HarperCollins, 2003).

Simultaneously published in Munich ( Knesebeck Verlag, 2003) under the title Diaspora: Heimat im Exil. Texts are by Aciman and other authors.

“Lavender,” in The Best American Essays 2003, edited by Anne Fadiman, Robert Atwan ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003), pp. [1]-16. Originally published in Harvard Review, Spring 2002.

Foreword in Monsieur Proust, by Céleste Albaret, as told to Georges Belmont; translated from the French by Barbara Bray (New York: New York Review Books, 2003), pp. vii- xiii. Also published in The New York Review of Books 50:20 (December 18, 2003).
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“Proust Regained,” The New York Review of Books 49:12 (July 18, 2002). Review of Marcel Proust: A Life, by Jean-Yves Tadié, and Marcel Proust: A Life, by William Carter.
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“Reflections of an Uncertain Jew,” in The Pushcart Prize 2002 XXVI: Best of the Small Presses, edited by Bill Henderson ( Wainscott, N.Y.: Pushcart Press, 2002), pp. 288-297. Originally published in The Threepenny Review, March 2000.
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“Roman Hours,” in The Best American Travel Writing 2002, edited by Frances Mayes ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002), pp. [1]-10. Originally published in Condé Nast Traveler, December 2001.
Online version available via Google Books.

“Urban Tactics: Not-Quite-Instant-Message – High School Students at Bard Surrender to the Dreamy Spell Cast by Proust,” The New York Times, June 9, 2002.
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“Barcelona,” The New York Times Magazine, November 18, 2001.
Online version available (Stanford access only) from ProQuest.

“The Buildings Themselves Have Died,” The New York Times, September 16, 2001.
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“My Manhattan: Into a Den of Musical Alchemy,” The New York Times, August 10, 2001.
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“Session I: How True to Life Is Biography?” [interviewer: Edith Kurzweil], Partisan Review 68:1 (Winter 2001), pp. [11]-56. Interviews with Jeffrey Meyers, Michal Govrin, and André Aciman.

“The Last Time I Saw Paris,” in The Best American Essays 2000, edited by Alan P. Lightman, Robert Atwan ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000), pp. [1]-12. Originally published in Commentary, January 1999.
Online version available (Stanford access only) from Periodicals Archive Online.

“Writers on Writing: A Literary Pilgrim Progresses to the Past,” The New York Times, August 28, 2000.
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“Inversions,” The New Republic 221:2 (July 12, 1999), pp. 35-40. Review of Marcel Proust, by Edmund White.

“Lives: Self-Storage,” The New York Times Magazine, July 11, 1999.
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“My Manhattan: Next Stop – The Subway’s Past, Still Alive at 91 st Street,” The New York Times, January 8, 1999.
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“Préciosité janséniste or jansénisme précieux: La Rochefoucauld and Mme de Longueville,” in La Rochefoucauld; Mithridate; Frères et soeurs; Les Muses soeurs, Claire Carlin, editor (Tübingen: Narr, 1998).

“Cat’s Cradle,” The New Yorker, November 3, 1997, pp. 96-101. Short story.
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“L’Esprit de pénétration: Psyche and Insight,” in L’Esprit en France au XVIIe siècle, François Lagarde, editor
(Paris: Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature, 1997), pp. [95-111]. (Biblio 17: 101.)

“From Alexandria,” MLN 112 (1997): pp. 683-697. On the book Le premier homme, by Albert Camus.
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“Conversations with Gregor von Rezzori,” interviewer: André A. Aciman, Salmagundi 90-91 (Spring-Summer 1991), pp. [12]-32. In the same issue: “Family Fictions” [review of The Snows of Yesteryear, by Gregor von Rezzori], pp. [33]-44.

“The Recursive Matrix: Jealousy and the Epistemophilic Crisis,” in Phenomenology and Aesthetics: Approaches to Comparative Literature and the Other Arts, Marlies Kronegger, editor (Dordrecht: Kluwer Acad., under Auspices of World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research & Learning, 1991), pp. 87-102. (Analecta Husserliana 32.)

“Passions of the Mind,” Salmagundi 87 (Summer 1990), pp. 344-353. Review of Count d’Orgel’s Ball, by Raymond Radiguet.

“Deliberating Barthes,” Social Text 11 (Winter 1984-1985), pp. 110-117.


The Recursive Matrix: An Analysis of Baroque Problems in La princesse de Clèves. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1988. Thesis (Ph.D.), Harvard University, 1988.

King Lear: The Phantasms of Speech. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1980.

Susan Anthony Potter Prizes: first prize in Comparative Literature, Harvard, 1980.


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