Un condensato delle esperienze di Capote, dei suoi incontri con i grandi personaggi della letteratura internazionale, da Cocteau a Gide, da Pound, Louis Armstrong, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe a un membro della Banda Manson, passando per due gemelle siamesi che raccontano le loro esperienze sessuali. E poi i luoghi dei suoi viaggi e, qualche volta, come in filigrana, la genesi dei suoi capolavori. Una testimonianza rara e rivelatrice della vita di un autore di grande successo, scritta e narrata in un testo fluido, curatissimo, che si legge come se si ascoltasse un amico che ci racconta le sue avventure.
- ISBN: 8811606721
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 648
Portraits and Observations , what a fitting title for this collection of poetic oddities and fluid cognizance. Capote's work is what you label belletrist, because be it fiction or nonfiction, the magnetism of his artful prose is the transfixing element. I was enthralled by “Master Misery,” and since Leggi tutto
Norman Mailer, not one to praise his fellow writers gratuitously, once called Truman Capote (1924-1984) "the most perfect writer of my generation." Mailer was on to something, and this anthology shows this versatile and engaging writer at his pre-IN COLD BLOOD best. Mostly from the Fifties, Capote's Leggi tutto
This is one of those books that I had put aside early on a while ago, coming back to it now. Good thing that I did as I was certainly in the mood for it once I gave the first couple of essays a chance! My devoted fans are aware that I am a huge travel narrative fiend, pleasantly surprised to see that Leggi tutto
4. 5 stars
I was introduced to Capote’s oeuvre, as is so often the case, when my high school psychology teacher instructed me to read In Cold Blood for a personal assignment. I had bonded with Mr. Christopher over a number of things including our mutual love of American literature and my passing interest in mi Leggi tutto
Absolutely fantastic. This made me want to read everything he’s ever written.
This is the end of an era! I bought this book in 2010 in the famed Powell's bookstore in Portland, where I was attending a conference (during the Vancouver - the city I lived in at the time - Olympics, no less). At the time I also bought Breakfast at Tiffany's which I read shortly thereafter. Accordi Leggi tutto
Ooohh, such lovely writing that the topic is irrelevant. This is a collection of over 500 pages of Truman Capote essays from 1946 to 1984. It covers time spent in various American cities, plus vignettes from many other parts of the world. The longest is a diary written during the tour of an American Leggi tutto
Having never read any Capote before, I feel this book was the perfect introduction. I wanted some thematically-appropriate reading while on vacation in New Orleans, as well as something substantive yet easy to pick up and put down. Capote's vignettes of people and places were lyrical, acerbic, vulne Leggi tutto
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