André Aciman

Homo Irrealis


One of the great prose stylists of his generation, André Aciman returns to the essay form in Homo Irrealis to explore what time means to artists who cannot grasp life in the present. Irrealis moods are not about the present or the past or the future; they are about what might have been but never was but could in theory still happen. From meditations on subway poetry and the temporal resonances of an empty Italian street to considerations of the lives and works of Sigmund Freud, C.P. Cavafy, W.G. Sebald, John Sloan, Éric Rohmer, Marcel Proust, and Fernando Pessoa and portraits of cities such as Alexandria and St. Petersburg, Homo Irrealis is a deep reflection on the imagination's power to forge a zone outside of time's intractable hold.

Über die Autorin / über den Autor:

André Aciman is the author of Call Me by Your Name, Find Me, Eight White Nights, Out of Egypt, False Papers, Alibis, Harvard Square, and Enigma Variations, and is the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and lives with his wife in Manhattan.

Preis: CHF 25.50
Sprache: Englisch
Art: Taschenbuch
Erschienen: 2021
Verlag: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 978-0-374-60372-4
Masse: 239 S.