È insolito, ma qualche volta succede, a quasi tutti gli scrittori, che la stesura di una particolare storia risulti facile, esterna a noi, come se stessimo scrivendo le parole di una voce da una nube: è stato le stesso Truman Capote a raccontare così la genesi del suo primo romanzo, il libro che gli avrebbe dato la fama e il successo. "Altre voci altre stanze "ha per protagonista il tredicenne Joel Harrison Knox, che da New Orleans arriva in campagna, a Skully's Landing, un tempo casa padronale ora decaduta, dove vive suo padre. In questo ambiente isolato e bizzarro, animato da presenze grottesche, popolato da personaggi eccentrici, l'adolescente Joel incontrerà i suoi demoni, e potrà misurare la sua solitudine e la sua sete d'amore.
- ISBN: 8811669820
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 176
As perplexing as it is captivating, Other Voices, Other Rooms is Capote's hallucinatory literary début, a Southern Gothic bildungsroman based partially on its writer's experience of growing up gay in rural Alabama. The novel wavers between the surreal and the familiar, the obvious and the mystifying Leggi tutto
Sometimes childhood can be seen in a Gothic light. The windows of the house are cracked and shattered, hollow as eyeless sockets; a rotted balcony leans perilously forward, and yellow sunflower birds hide their nests in its secret places; the scaling outer walls are ragged with torn, weather-faded po Leggi tutto
In 1935, at an early age of 11, Capote began writing. The first novel that he attempted to write was Summer Crossing but one day, while he and a fellow southerner and writer Carlson McCullers, the author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940), were walking in the woods, he got inspired to write some Leggi tutto
my favorite quotes: "...all his prayers of the past had been simple concrete requests: God, give me a bicycle, a knife with seven blades, a box of oil paints. Only how, how, could you say something so indefinite, so meaningless as this: God, let me be loved." "...so few of us learn that love is tender Leggi tutto
Other Voices, Other Rooms: Capote's Swamp Baroque Concerto in Three Movements Other Voices, Other Rooms was an attempt to exorcise demons, an unconscious, altogether intuitive attempt, for I was not aware, except for a few incidents and descriptions, of its being in any serious degree autobiographica Leggi tutto
Southern Gothic on steroids and/or mushrooms. During a recent re-read of To Kill a Mockingbird I learned that Harper Lee and Truman Capote were childhood friends and that each of them had based a character in their novels on each other. In To Kill a Mockingbird , Ms. Lee based Dill Harris on Mr. Capo Leggi tutto
I read this many years ago, and remember liking it, but not much else. I suppose I considered it well written, and wanted to read everything Capote had done, as I really loved IN COLD BLOOD, and was fascinated by the little man with the squeaky voice that I saw on television. In interviews, he was f Leggi tutto
"Other Voices Other Rooms" is at times massively confusing, intensely beautiful, and mystical. Often, all at the same time. Capote's command and use of language and style is unquestionably brilliant, and many times the text reads like poetry. Capote is simply a masterful composer of language. Every
Truman Capote is currently my favorite writer. The poetic fashion in which he brings a novel to life is extraordinary and I hope he can continue to impress me. He introduces his characters in a perfect order, and they are people you want to know more about. The only drawback to this book, his first
Wow, how does one describe this?! In this story , Truman Capote 's Idabel Thompkins is the young Harper Lee , just as Lee's Dill is the young Capote in To Kill a Mockingbird . The two books are nevertheless c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y different. Don’t expect to be given a similar tale. Capote’s book is semi-auto Leggi tutto
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