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Capote

Author : Gerald Clarke
ISBN : 9780795331169
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the strongest fiction writers of his generation, Truman Capote became a literary star while still in his teens. His most phenomenal successes include Breakfast at Tiffany's; In Cold Blood; and Other Voices, Other Rooms. Even while his literary achievements were setting the standards that other fiction and nonfiction writers would follow for generations, Capote descended into a spiral of self-destruction and despair. This biography by Gerald Clarke was first published in 1988-just four years after Capote's death. It was the basis for Capote, the 2005 film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Academy Award for his performance. Clarke paints a vivid behind-the-scenes picture of Capote's life-based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Capote himself and the people close to him. From the glittering heights of notoriety and parties with the rich and famous to his later struggles with addiction, Capote emerges as a richly multidimensional person-both brilliant and flawed.

Capote

Author : Dan Futterman
ISBN : 1854599291
Genre : Authors, American
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Includes the shooting script of Capote, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote on his six-year investigation of a cold-blooded killer. This volume also contains a foreword by Gerald Clarke, author of the biography Capote, and an excerpt from the book, color stills, cast and crew credits, and more.

Truman Capote

Author : Gerald Clarke
ISBN : 9783036992969
Genre : Fiction
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Man könnte behaupten, es sei ein Leichtes, über eine so schillernde Figur wie Truman Capote eine spannende Biographie zu verfassen. Ist es nicht. Obwohl oder gerade weil Capote ein so bewegtes Leben geführt hat. Der Ruhm nach Kaltblütig war unendlich – Capote gehörte nicht nur zum New Yorker Jetset, er war Jetset. Aber seine Abstürze waren ebenso maßlos: In den letzten Jahren vor seinem Tod versank er mehr und mehr in Depressionen, in Sucht und Larmoyanz. Zerrissen fühlte er sich schon als kleiner Junge. Seine Mutter war schön, glamourös – und eine unberechenbare Alkoholikerin, der zur Hochstapelei neigende Vater in Trumans Kindheit kaum präsent. Und trotzdem muss er bereits von seinen Spielkameraden in Alabama als etwas sehr Einzigartiges wie Eigenartiges wahrgenommen worden sein, als einer, der zu verführen weiß, aber auch zu manipulieren.

Truman Capote

Author : Tison Pugh
ISBN : 9780820346694
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Truman Capote once remarked, “My primary thing is that I'm a prose writer. I don't think film is the greatest living thing”; nonetheless, his legacy is in many ways defined by his complex relationship with cinema, Hollywood, and celebrity itself. In Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies, Tison Pugh explores the author and his literature through a cinematic lens, skillfully weaving the most relevant elements of Capote's biography— including his highly flamboyant public persona and his friendships and feuds with notable stars—with insightful critical analysis of the films, screenplays, and adaptations of his works that composed his fraught relationship with the Hollywood machine. Capote's masterful short stories and novels ensure his status as an iconic author of the twentieth century, and his screenplays, including Beat the Devil, Indiscretion of an American Wife, and The Innocents, allowed him to collaborate with such Hollywood heavyweights as Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, and David O. Selznick. Throughout his professional life he circulated freely in a celebrity milieu populated by such notables as Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe. Cinematic adaptations of his literature, most notably Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood, play with or otherwise alter Capote's queer literary themes, often bleaching his daring treatment of homosexuality in favor of heterosexual romance. Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies reveals Capote's literary works to be not merely coincident to film but integral to their mutual creation, paying keen attention to the ways in which Capote's identity as a gay southerner influenced his and others' perceptions of his literature and its adaptations. Pugh's research illuminates Capote's personal and professional successes and disappointments in the film industry, helping to create a more nuanced portrait of the author and bringing fresh details to light.

Kaltbl Tig

Author : Truman Capote
ISBN : 9783036992341
Genre : Fiction
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Im November 1959 wird in Holcomb, Kansas, die vierköpfige Familie Clutter brutal ermordet. Wenige Wochen später werden die Täter Dick Hickock und Perry Smith auf der Flucht geschnappt. Truman Capote erfährt aus der New York Times von dem Verbrechen und beschließt, am Tatort zu recherchieren. Er spricht mit Bekannten und Freunden der Familie, mit der Polizei. Schließlich erhält er Gelegenheit, mit den beiden Mördern zu reden. Mit der Zeit gelingt es ihm, so viel Nähe zu ihnen herzustellen, dass sie ihm präzise Innenansichten ihrer Seele erlauben. Fast sechs Jahre nach ihrer Tat begleitet er sie bis an den Galgen. Capotes herausragende Rekonstruktion eines Mordes wurde eine Sensation und begründete ein neues literarisches Genre: die "non-fiction novel", den Tatsachenroman. In einer atemberaubenden Sprache erzählt er, wie aus Menschen Mörder werden. Mit Kaltblütig landete Capote einen internationalen Bestseller.

Truman Capote And The Legacy Of In Cold Blood

Author : Ralph F. Voss
ISBN : 9780817358310
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Truman Capote and the Legacy of ""'In Cold Blood"' is the anatomy of the origins of an American literary landmark and its legacy. "

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Too Brief A Treat

Author : Truman Capote
ISBN : 9780345803092
Genre : Literary Collections
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The private letters of Truman Capote, lovingly assembled here for the first time by acclaimed Capote biographer Gerald Clarke, provide an intimate, unvarnished portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful and fascinating literary figures. Capote was an inveterate letter writer. He wrote letters as he spoke: emphatically, spontaneously, and passionately. Spanning more than four decades, his letters are the closest thing we have to a Capote autobiography, showing us the uncannily self-possessed naïf who jumped headlong into the post–World War II New York literary scene; the more mature Capote of the 1950s; the Capote of the early 1960s, immersed in the research and writing of In Cold Blood; and Capote later in life, as things seem to be unraveling. With cameos by a veritable who’s who of twentieth-century glitterati, Too Brief a Treat shines a spotlight on the life and times of an incomparable American writer.

Real Life Writings In American Literary Journalism A Narratological Study

Author : Gurpreet Kaur
ISBN : 9781482850857
Genre : Literary Collections
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This referential collection of essays is an important guide to the emergence and development of literary journalism through the centuries. The book begins with the defining of genres, literature and journalism, which blur the lines between them. It also gives an insight into the theories of narratology. Some practitioners included in this book are great American writers like, John Hersey, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer and Don DeLillo. These literary journalists bring to life both major as well trivial issues of the society. New journalists coalesce all the fictional techniques with the journalistic methods to present a unique and sophisticated style which requires extensive research and even more careful reporting than done in the typical news articles. The book closes with the concluding thoughts followed by list of works cited.

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