How ‘Call Me by Your Name’ became a queer literary phenomenonposted on 22 Oct 2017
How ‘Call Me by Your Name’ became a queer literary phenomenon by Claire Biddles
This article has been published on the Little White Lies website. It begins:
The first time I read ‘Call Me by Your Name’ I stayed up until 4am to finish it, then immediately started over again. I’d read dozens of queer coming-of-age novels, dozens of bittersweet love stories, but nothing quite like this – a story of a once-in-a-lifetime love between precocious 17-year-old Italian Elio and 20-something cocksure American academic Oliver, played out over a brief six week period but recalled over and over for a lifetime.