Enigma Variations - Manfred Summary & Analysis

André Aciman
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"Manfred" begins with Paul speaking directly to an unnamed “you.” Paul describes how he sees this “you” naked every morning, and goes on to enumerate the unnamed person’s routines in a locker room. From the title of the section, the reader intuits that this “you” is Manfred, the tennis player mentioned in “Spring Fever.” Paul says he always wants to look at Manfred naked, but never allows himself a glance.

Still addressing that “you” that is Manfred, Paul asserts that Manfred knows nothing about him. Paul confesses that he talks to and flirts with everyone in the tennis court, all the while hoping that Manfred will notice him. Paul says that wanting Manfred makes him happy, and then says his entire life is a screen without Manfred in it. Paul says that Manfred speaks to no one at the tennis courts, which gives...

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