Nude Men

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Nude Men
Cover of Nude Men.jpg
Author Amanda Filipacchi
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Viking
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 288pp
ISBN 0-670-84785-2
OCLC 26672255
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3556.I428 N83 1993
Followed by Vapor

Nude Men is the 1993 debut novel by American writer Amanda Filipacchi. At age twenty-two, she wrote it as her thesis for Columbia University's graduate creative writing program.[1] It was published by Viking in hardback and by Penguin in paperback, and was translated into 13 languages, including French, Turkish, and Hebrew.[2][3] The Chicago Tribune wrote that it was "reminiscent of some of Philip Roth's zanier explorations of identity and sexuality."[4] Kirkus Reviews noted that it "combines the techniques of Thomas McGuane with bits of Lolita and The Picture of Dorian Gray."[5]

Plot summary[edit]

Nude Men is about a twenty-nine-year-old man who is sexually pursued by a "precocious 11-year-old... who makes Lolita look like a Girl Scout."[6]

The novel explores the man's horror at his own attraction, and recounts his efforts at resisting her persistent advances.


  1. ^ Edgar, Kathleen. Contemporary Authors. Cengage Gale, 1996, p. 137.
  2. ^ "Trove: Nude men / Amanda Filipacchi". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  3. ^ Including German, French, Slovak, Danish, Dutch, Turkish, German, French, Italian, Hebrew, Swedish, and Russian. "Records in Index Translationum database". Index Translationum. UNESCO. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Unpredictably Original: Finding Signs Of Hope In Three Very Different First Novels". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Nude Men". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Skin Deep. New York Magazine. Retrieved 2013-05-04.