Harvard Square


Product Details

$15.95  $14.67
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
February 10, 2014
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.1 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Andrรฉ Aciman is the author of several novels including Call Me by Your Name, Find Me, and Harvard Square, the memoir Out of Egypt, and two books of essays. He is also the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he directs the Writers' Institute. Aciman lives with his wife and family in New York City.


Brilliant...A novel of education and isolation, sad and funny and sure to provoke nostalgia for anyone's college years.--Jessica Freeman-Slade
A plaintive love letter to displaced, wandering people, to anyone who longs for home and reaches unwisely for the hand of a fellow wanderer.--Ron Charles
An illuminating character study and poignant meditation on the twin trials of how to fit in and how to be loved.--Malcom Forbes
Slyly comic...Touching and beautifully written.--Charles McGrath
Aciman tackles Big Ideas by observing the smallest, most intimate gestures of two people and letting them talk--and his characters talk beautifully.--Stephan Lee
A darker account of exile itself and the uncertainties of accommodation to a new world while memories of the old tug painfully.... Kalaj [is] warm, impetuous, and whole-hearted.... Aciman succeeds in making him unforgettable.--Richard Eder
[Aciman's] best so far...an existentialist adventure worthy of Kerouac.--Clancy Martin
Timely, affecting...Quietly tragic.
Entertaining and moving....Aciman writes a vigorous, muscular prose that is as seductive as his characters.--Julia M. Klein
Harvard Square sings as a portrait of a fleeting friendship, revealing how platonic closeness can have a romantic tinge as well.--Mark Athitakis