Monday, March 05, 2007
Just a very brief heads-up that tomorrow (today, most likely, by the time you're reading this?) there's an event at the New York Public Library that promises to be truly exceptional: it's Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm and the occasion is a conversation between Andre Aciman and Colm Toibin on landscapes of eros and loss. I wish I could go, but an evening out is going to drive me over the brink into complete insanity--I read Aciman's novel on the train to/from Philadelphia on Saturday and it is a work of extraordinary beauty and great genius, I'd hoped to write a proper post about it this evening but it can be said that after an impossibly long day I must just write one little letter of recommendation, if I can possibly steel myself to the job, and then try and get some sleep. But I announce with confidence that you had better get yourself a copy of Call Me By Your Name and read it ASAP, and tomorrow I will tell you why that is so (I am going to have decadent midday blogging and be damned to all the work that's awaiting my attention--it was an amazing relief reading the book on Saturday, for that matter, something in me has just been calling out for a good novel, I find fiction necessary for life on earth and have not had enough of it recently at all!).