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A Capote Reader [Anglais] [Broché]

Truman Capote


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30 septembre 1993 Penguin Twentieth Century Classics
'The only four things that interested me were: reading books, going to the movies, tap-dancing and drawing pictures. Then one day I started writing . . .' Truman Capote began writing at the age of eight, and never looked back. A Capote Reader contains much of the author's published work: his brilliant and prolific oeuvre of fiction, travel sketches, portraits, reportage and essays. It includes all twelve of his celebrated short stories, together with The Grass Harp and Breakfast at Tiffany's. There are vivid sketches of places from Tangiers to Brooklyn, and fascinating insights into the lives of his contemporaries, from Jane Bowles and Cecil Beaton to Marilyn Monroe and Tennessee Williams. Generous space is devoted to reportage including 'The Muses Are Heard', on his trip to Communist Europe in the 1950s with the cast of Porgy and Bess. In all, A Capote Reader demonstrates the chameleon talents of one of America's most versatile and gifted writers.
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Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1925 and was raised in various parts of the south, his family spending winters in New Orleans and summers in Alabama and New Georgia. By the age of fourteen he had already started writing short stories, some of which were published. He left school when he was fifteen and subsequently worked for the New Yorker which provided his first - and last - regular job. Following his spell with the New Yorker, Capote spent two years on a Louisiana farm where he wrote Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). He lived, at one time or another, in Greece, Italy, Africa and the West Indies, and travelled in Russia and the Orient. He is the author of many highly praised books, including A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1949), The Grass Harp (1951), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958), In Cold Blood (1965), which immediately became the centre of a storm of controversy on its publication, Music for Chameleons (1980) and Answered Prayers (1986), all of which are published by Penguin. Truman Capote died in August 1984. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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  • Broché: 736 pages
  • Editeur : Penguin Books Ltd; Édition : New edition (30 septembre 1993)
  • Collection : Penguin Twentieth Century Classics
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0140187057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140187052
  • Dimensions du produit: 19,6 x 12,8 x 3,2 cm
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Né à La Nouvelle-Orléans en 1924, il passe son enfance dans une plantation, refusant d'aller au collège. Il écrivit ses premières nouvelles à dix-sept ans, puis parcourut l'Amérique en faisant d'étonnants métiers. Truman Capote est la plus grande révélation littéraire qu'ait connue l'Amérique depuis la guerre ; on le considère comme le chef de l'école néo-romantique du Sud. Il est mort à Los Angeles le 25 août 1984.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This is a wonderful anthology of the work of Truman Capote. 26 août 1998
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This is a great anthology of the late Truman Capote's work. It includes almost everything he ever wrote. It is a magnificent work. What struck me most was Capote's versatility. He could write beautiful short stories, travel pieces, non fiction, essays, and novellas. I had a difficult time finding this book, but the writing in it is so wonderful that it was definitly worth it. It is a joy to read. Capote's masterful ear for the English language was a wonderful gift that made him one of the greatest writers, and he deserves to have this anthology in print again.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 PRAISE FROM A DEVOTED FOLLOWER 22 avril 2013
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One of my favourite authors as a teenager perhaps - I continue going back to such works as "Other Voices, Other Rooms", "Music for Chameleons", "In Cold Blood", all of which are indeed landmarks in American literature. Forget T.C.'s silly antics at the end of his life. The magic is in the words.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Everything you need by Truman Capote, all in one cover 1 avril 2013
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Sometimes you just have to have the book in hardcover. I'm a Capote fan and was pleased to find this hardcover at Goodwill Books. I've been ordering from them lately, because they perform such a fine service. The books are in good condition, shipping is reasonable, and they have access to old library volumes. Recommend highly.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Brilliant 9 février 2000
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Truman Capote could write dark drama and high comic fiction with equal skill. The charisma of his personality translated to the page. His fame eclipsed his actual writing, and diminished the seriousness of his reputation, and I recommend any reader to read this as an introduction to Capote's genius, if they have only heard of him, but haven't read him. "A Jug of Silver" is an especially charming short story. And Capote's interview with one of the Manson family is fascinating, in that it relates a different (than Bugliossi's), and believable theory for why the Manson murders went down. Capote is/was one of America's greatest writers, of any era.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars Aren't Enough 3 octobre 2007
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This book is de rigeur for all wannabe prose-stylists. In an era when I fell asleep reading the first sentences of my fellow college writers, discovering Capote was like falling in love for the first time -- realizing there IS someone else out there like you, who isn't depraved or in denial (not too much more than the rest of humanity, anyway). He is both intelligent and entertaining, a good liar and also, at times, one of the most honest people I've ever read.

His so-called nonfiction is some of the best writing of the 20th century, I don't care if it's really "true" or not -- seriously, people, take the log out of your own eye before you accuse a WRITER of lying. Ha ha! No one can ever know the whole truth, but Capote wrote the truth as he saw and subsequently remembered it.

Anyway, just read this. It's good. I promise.

Especially lovely are the pieces "The White Rose" and the masterpiece novella "Handcarved Coffins"; the Cecil Beaton piece is fascinating and the essays are really first rate. The interviews with himself are charming.
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