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Truman Capote, 1924 - 1984 Novelist and playwright Truman Streckfus Person was born in 1924 in New Orleans to a salesman and a 16-year-old beauty queen. His parents divorced when he was four years old and was then raised by relatives for a few years in Monroeville. His mother was remarried to a näytä lisää successful businessman, moved to New York, and Truman adopted his stepfather's surname. He attended Greenwich High School and never went to college. When he was 17, Capote's formal education ended when he was employed at The New Yorker magazine. He belived he did not need to go to college to be a writer, since he was writing seriously since age 11. Capote's first novel was "Other Voices, Other Rooms" (1948), which told the story of a boy growing up in the Deep South. "The Grass Harp" (1951) is about a young boy and his elderly cousin discovering that some compromise is necessary for people to live together in a community and was adapted to screen in 1996. The play "The House of Flowers" (1954) is a musical set in a West Indies bordello. Capote then wrote, "Breakfast at Tiffanys" (1958), which tells the story of how Holly Golightly goes to New York seeking happiness. Capote became preoccupied with journalism and, sparked by the murder of a wealthy family in Holcomb, Kansas, began interviewing the locals to recreate the lives of the murderers and their victims. The research and writing for this novel, "In Cold Blood" (1966), took six years for him to complete. Other works of Capote's include the classic "A Christmas Memory" (1966), which is an autobiographical account of a seven-year-old boy, his cousin, and an eccentric old lady, "Music for Chameleons" (1981), which is a collection of short pieces, interviews, stories and conversations that were published in several magazines, and "One Christmas" (1982). On August 26, 1984 in Los Angeles, Truman Capote died of liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication. Published after his death were "Conversations With Capote" (1985) and "Answered Prayers: The Untitled Novel" (1986). (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Aamiainen Tiffanylla (1958) 2,789 kappaletta
Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948) 2,569 kappaletta
Music for Chameleons (1980) 1,967 kappaletta
The Complete Stories of Truman Capote (2004) 1,118 kappaletta
Kesän taittuessa (2005) 1,042 kappaletta
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) 1,036 kappaletta
A Christmas Memory (1956) 1,032 kappaletta
Ruohojen harppu (1951) 520 kappaletta
The Thanksgiving Visitor (1967) 312 kappaletta
A Capote Reader (1987) 291 kappaletta
The Dogs Bark (1973) 241 kappaletta
The Early Stories of Truman Capote (2015) 190 kappaletta
A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1949) 170 kappaletta
Handcarved Coffins (1901) 127 kappaletta
One Christmas (1983) 111 kappaletta
First and Last (1995) 109 kappaletta
My Side of the Matter (2005) 98 kappaletta
Beat the Devil [1953 film] (1953) — Screenplay — 93 kappaletta
The duke in his domain (2018) 79 kappaletta
The Innocents [1961 film] (1961) — Screenwriter — 76 kappaletta
The Muses Are Heard: An Account (1956) 76 kappaletta
Children on Their Birthdays (1976) 59 kappaletta
A House on the Heights (2002) 53 kappaletta
Ni un pelo de tonto (1995) 52 kappaletta
The Grass Harp [play] (1954) 46 kappaletta
Great Modern Short Novels (1966) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
I Remember Grandpa (1985) 36 kappaletta
Observations (1959) 34 kappaletta
Miriam (1945) 28 kappaletta
Marlon Brando: Portraits and Film Stills 1946-1995 (1995) — Essay — 21 kappaletta
One Christmas [1994 TV movie] (1999) — Writer — 19 kappaletta
Local Color (1950) 19 kappaletta
Indiscretion of an American Wife [1953 film] (1954) — Screenwriter — 17 kappaletta
A Diamond Guitar (1950) 17 kappaletta
A Christmas Memory [1997 TV movie] (1997) — Original book — 12 kappaletta
Alle verhalen (2017) 12 kappaletta
Color local (1992) 9 kappaletta
Romanzi e racconti (1999) 9 kappaletta
I racconti (1993) 8 kappaletta
Un Natale e altri racconti (1985) 6 kappaletta
Yachts and Things — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
Jug of Silver [short story] (1986) 5 kappaletta
Œuvres (2014) 4 kappaletta
Die schönsten Erzählungen (1997) 4 kappaletta
Tres contes (2015) 4 kappaletta
Hollywood (1993) 4 kappaletta
Atesteki Güve (2016) 3 kappaletta
American Short Stories (2003) 3 kappaletta
Inne głosy, inne ściany (2010) 2 kappaletta
The Capote Tapes (2021) 2 kappaletta
A Harpa de Ervas Livro 9 (2018) 2 kappaletta
Christmas Memory, A 2 kappaletta
Werke: 8 Bde: 8 Bände (2007) 2 kappaletta
Shut a Final Door 2 kappaletta
A Christmas Memory [1966 TV episode] (1966) — Screenwriter / Narrator — 1 kappale
Sithala le 1 kappale
נבל העשב 1 kappale
Una casa a Brooklyn Heights (2007) 1 kappale
Voyages en train (2015) 1 kappale
Der silberne Krug. Miriam. (1988) 1 kappale
Eblouissement 1 kappale
Blind items 1 kappale
Tři povídky (2000) 1 kappale
Un été indien 1 kappale
A fűhárfa (1977) 1 kappale
La Mujer 1 kappale
Gosaria Tiffany'S-En (1989) 1 kappale
Kindergeburtstag (2008) 1 kappale
Morceaux choisis 1 kappale
1962 1 kappale
AFTERWORDS 1 kappale

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Kaksi vakavaa naista (1943) — Johdanto, eräät painokset805 kappaletta
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Avustaja — 465 kappaletta
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Avustaja — 416 kappaletta
My Sister's Hand in Mine: The Collected Works of Jane Bowles (1966) — Johdanto — 410 kappaletta
The New Journalism (1973) — Avustaja — 337 kappaletta
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Avustaja — 300 kappaletta
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Avustaja — 292 kappaletta
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Avustaja — 269 kappaletta
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Avustaja — 199 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Avustaja — 189 kappaletta
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Avustaja, eräät painokset157 kappaletta
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Avustaja — 142 kappaletta
Murder by Death [1976 film] (1976) — Actor — 125 kappaletta
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 121 kappaletta
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Avustaja — 111 kappaletta
American Short Stories (1976) — Avustaja, eräät painokset95 kappaletta
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Avustaja — 80 kappaletta
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
A Treasury of Modern Mysteries, Volume 2 (1973) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
New York (1980) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
Night Shadows: Twentieth-Century Stories of the Uncanny (2001) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Southern Christmas Literary Classics of the Holidays (1998) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
A New Southern Harvest (1957) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen (1982) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Various Temptations (1948) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
The Grass Harp [1995 film] — Original book — 3 kappaletta
Racconti di cinema (2014) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
American Short Stories (1978) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Wives and Lovers — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
American Short Stories (Oxford Literature Resources) (1992) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Playboy Magazine | January 1989 | 35th Anniversary Issue (1989) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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June 2015: Truman Capote, Monthly Author Reads (helmikuu 2019)
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Short stories that are a light read. No depth to the stories. Very little to no character development. In Breakfast at Tiffany's, the good parts of the story had to do with contradictions with Holly being a phony, but a real phony, and the fact that the place she calls home is traveling itself. In House of Flowers, the way people try to obtain attention is interesting. In A Diamond Guitar, the outcome of the poisoners and the twist is compelling. In A Christmas Memory, the interaction between the generations is engrossing.… (lisätietoja)
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Eugene_Kernes | 221 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 4, 2024 |
This is a really well-written novel, and it started very well, but I gradually lost interest in the story as it went on. The atmosphere is so decadent and so fed up with everything that it did not fit well with a coming-of-age novel. I felt sorry for Joel, trapped in that house with those selfish adults. Truman Capote really can write, but here I felt he lacked a more polished story to tell. It's a short novel, however, and I'm not sorry I read it. I would recommend it for people who consider literary quality as more important than plot and good storytelling.… (lisätietoja)
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jcm790 | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 26, 2024 |
Cesta třináctiletého Joela Knoxe za tatínkem, která se mění v cestu do hlubin jeho tápajícího srdce, je lyrickým příběhem o lidské osamělosti a hledání lásky. V pohádkově viděném světě amerického Jihu, zaplněném přízračnými vidinami a fantastickými sny, žijí osobité postavy, které mají jedno společné: potíže s nalezením životního přítele.
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PDSS | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 21, 2024 |
Frühstück bei Tiffany ♦ Truman Capote | Rezension

Wer kennt sie nicht, die bewegte-Bilder-Adaption, mit welcher Audrey Hepburn Filmgeschichte geschrieben hat. Doch kann die Buchvorlage mithalten? Und kann ich als Leserin das Buch mit Abstand zum Film bewerten? Es ist schwierig, denn Audrey Hepburn hat sich als Holly Golightly in unserer aller Gedächtnis gebrannt.

Im Rahmen des rel="nofollow" target="_top">SommerlochBingos habe ich Frühstück bei Tiffany von [a:Truman Capote|431149|Truman Capote|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1419249359p2/431149.jpg]endlich von meinem SuB befreien können. Das Buch lag dort auch schon viel zu lange rum.


Ich habe versucht das Buch ganz voreingenommen zu lesen, ohne mir immer wieder den Film in Erinnerung zu rufen. Was nicht sonderlich schwer war, da es doch schon einige Monde her ist, seitdem ich mir den Klassiker in schwarz/weiß angesehen habe. Doch ich kam einfach nicht umhin, dass ich bei Holly immer das Gesicht von Frau Hepburn vor meinem geistigen Auge hatte.

Ich möchte direkt anmerken, dass mich das Buch nicht so gut mitnehmen konnte, wie es der Film von Szene eins an getan hat. Auch wenn der Erzähler, welcher bis zum Ende hin namenlos bleibt, versucht hat Hollys Charaktereigenschaften und ihr Auftreten so gut es geht zu beschreiben, war es für die Ikone im Film einfach noch um einiges leichter diese eigensinnige Souveränität der Prota zu demonstrieren. Was mir im Film gefallen hat, ging im Buch fast ein wenig unter und wirkte hier auch eher nervig. Ich weiß nicht wie oft mir die folgenden Wörter „verwöhnte Göre“ durch den Kopf gingen.

Wirkt Holly in der ersten Betrachtung sehr selbstsicher und glamourös, merkte ich als Leserin schnell, wie viele Selbstzweifel und Traurigkeit die Protagonistin mit ihrer Maske zu verstecken versucht. Denn selbst das strahlendste Lächeln kann die traurige Leere in den Augen einer Person nicht wegzaubern. Ich wollte Holly oft an den Armen packen und schütteln, ihr sagen, dass sie endlich zu sich, ihren Fehlern und ihrer Vergangenheit stehen soll.

Mit teils belangloser Art schreibt [a:Capote|431149|Truman Capote|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1419249359p2/431149.jpg] durch die Augen des Erzählers dann aber doch wieder so tiefgründig, dass das Buch fesselt, selbst als die Sympathien zur Hauptfigur immer mehr nachgelassen hatten. Doch trotz meiner Antipathie muss ich zugeben, dass Holly hinreißend verrückt und tiefsinnig war, was mir aber wirklich erst auf den zweiten Blick wirklich aufgefallen ist.


Aber im Ernst, Herzchen, du hast aus deiner Kindheit solch eine Tragödie gemacht, dass ich damit nicht wetteifern wollte.

Schreibstil: 4/5
Charaktere: 3/5
Plot: 2,5/5
Gesamt: 3,1/5


Trotz einer langsamen und eher unspannend erzählten Handlung konnte mich das Buch auf seine ganz eigene Weise mitnehmen. Denn es lebt mehr von den Persönlichkeiten als von Ereignissen. Meine Antipathie gegenüber Holly konnte ich zwar bis zum Ende hin nicht beiseitelegen und dennoch hatte ich ein ganz gutes Lesevergnügen.

Frühstück bei Tiffany ♦ Truman Capote | Rezension auf The Art of Reading … (lisätietoja)
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RoXXieSiXX | 82 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 20, 2024 |


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