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Call Me By Your Name: Introduction
Call Me By Your Name: Plot Summary
Call Me By Your Name: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Call Me By Your Name: Themes
Call Me By Your Name: Quotes
Call Me By Your Name: Characters
Call Me By Your Name: Symbols
Call Me By Your Name: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of André Aciman
Historical Context of Call Me By Your Name
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- Full Title: Call Me by Your Name
- When Published: 2007
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Realism
- Setting: A small town in Northern Italy
- Climax: Elio has sex with Oliver for the first time
- Antagonist: The inability to accept oneself
- Point of View: First-person
Extra Credit for Call Me By Your Name
Sequel Drama. Although the film adaptation of Call Me By Your Name was widely-acclaimed and won multiple awards, James Ivory (the film’s screenwriter) has said that he won’t work on a sequel, which would be based on the novel’s final chapter. Despite the fact that the actors and even the director are all onboard, Ivory objects because he doesn’t want to see actor Timothée Chalamet—who plays Elio—dressed up to look like an older version of himself.
Oliver’s Voice. Armie Hammer, who plays Oliver in the film version of Call Me By Your Name, is the voice of the novel’s audiobook.