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Condition: Used: Good. More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Matthew's Enigma unfolds the complex relationship between a father, who is a Romanian emigre and distinguished university professor, and his son, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 7 years old. Matei Calinescu's desire to understand Matthew-his namesake-is the theme of this moving memoir. Calinescu's determined search for the meaning of his son's enigmatic illness continues even after Matthew's sudden death at age Reminiscences about Matthew's life are interwoven with observations of his behavior and reflections on the difficulties that autistic persons encounter in social situations.

Drawing from journals that he kept, beginning with Matthew's birth, as well as from his experience as a scholar of literature and philosophy and a reader of psychologists' and brain scientists' writings about autism, Calinescu has composed an inspiring and lyrical essay about love and illness, memory and forgetfulness, sociability and alienation. Seller Inventory CBL More information about this seller Contact this seller 5.

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New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory B More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory P Reading and Play 9. About Compassion Matthew's Sense of Humor When Matthew Was Julian's Visit Questions without an Answer Postscript Works Cited. Privacy Notice Accessibility Help. Skip to services menu.

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Sign Up. View Larger. Matei Calinescu, edited by Translated by Angela Jianu. Ages 16 to 20, from Diary about Matthew Matthew's Sense of Humor When Matthew Was Julian's Visit Questions without an Answer Postscript Works Cited show more. Review quote "Great insight from a father's perspective on living with an autistic child, especially the parts of the book that describe how this father served as a mentor for his autistic son. They had a great relationship. Among the best-written portraits of a son with autism and a father's desire to understand him. Matthew's Enigma highlights the various stages of his life from birth to his early death at age 25 and provides thoughtful commentary and insights into the various aspects of autism.

Calinescu's memoir This extraordinary book is a profound meditation on the fragility and the enigma of human existence itself. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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