Saturday, November 4, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

Book menu for Call Me by Your Name: a Novel by André Aciman

ISBN of edition I read: 9780374299217 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Call Me by Your Name:
Rosatello wine, 5
Mineral water, 7, 169, 188
Chestnuts, 7
Eggnog, 7
Hot dogs, 10
Lemonade, 15, 26, 30-31, 69, 83, 215
Apples, 33
Soft-boiled eggs, 34, 97, 137
Orange juice 34
Grapefruit juice, 34
Apricot juice, 34, 42
Apricots, 35-37
Spaghetti, 37
Dark red wine, 37
Cognac, 7
Ice cream 47, 109, 112, 151, 197
Earl Grey tea, 58
Chocolate cake, 84
Yogurt, 88
Peaches, 88, 145-146, 216
Banana, 88
Smoothie, 89
Semifreddo, 94
Grappa, 101, 190, 192-193, 201, 237
Coffee, 145, 160 197-198
Beer, 169
Figs, 170-171
Petits Fours, 177, 183
Scotch, 183
Antipasti, 188
Tortellini in cream sauce, 189
Pot roast, 189
Peas, 189
Salad, 189
Cheeses, 189
Sambuca, 190, 192
Flan, 197
Martinis, 199-200, 202, 237
Lemon Soda, 205
Watermelon, 205
Chamomile tea, 221

Books/Authors mentioned in Call Me by Your Name:
Carlo Levi, 9
Dante, 41, 173-175, 181
   Inferno, 30-31
Homer, 41
Virgil, 41
Paul Celan, 70, 29, 48-49
Percy Shelley, 71, 104, 106, 110, 165
Mary Shelley, 7
Chekhov, 96
Gogol, 95
Katherine Mansfield, 95
Armance / Stendahl, 102, 105
Leopardi, 158, 160
Montaigne, 223
Emily Brontë
Edgar Allan Poe, 234
The Well-Beloved / Thomas Hardy

Music mentioned in Call Me by Your Name:
Haydn , 137-138, 157, 214, 216
   "The Seven Last Words of Christ", 9, 243
Liszt, 12-13
Busoni, 12-13
Bach, 12-13
Brahms, 55, 89, 202
Mozart, 55
Handel, 55, 239
Beatles, 239

Discussable passages from Call Me by Your Name
p. 115: "Do you really like to read that much?" [Marzia] asked as we ambled our way casually in the dark toward the piazzetta.
           I looked at her as if she had asked me if I loved music, or bread and salted butter, or ripe fruit in the summertime. "Don't get me wrong," she said. "I like to read too. But I don't tell anyone." At last, I thought, someone who speaks the truth. I asked her why she didn't tell anyone. "I don't know..." This was more her way of asking for time to think or to hedge before answering, "People who read are hiders. They hide who they are. People who hide don't always like who they are."

p.224: "Look," [Elio's father] interrupted. "You had a beautiful friendship. Maybe more than a friendship. And I envy you. In my place, most parents would hope the whole thing goes away, or pray that their sons land on their feet soon enough. But I am not such a parent. In your place, if there is pain, nurse it, and if there is a flame, don't snuff it out, don't be brutal with it. Withdrawal can be a terrible thing when it keeps us awake at night, and watching others forget us sooner than we'd want to be forgotten is no better. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything--what a waste!"

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