Other Voices Other Rooms

Other Voices  Other Rooms
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307431578
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South. At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to meet the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at the decaying mansion in Skully’s Landing, his father is nowhere in sight. What he finds instead is a sullen stepmother who delights in killing birds; an uncle with the face—and heart—of a debauched child; and a fearsome little girl named Idabel who may offer him the closest thing he has ever known to love.

Other Voices Other Rooms

Other Voices  Other Rooms
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9780679745648
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Release: 1994
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boy matures amidst the odd characters who live in Skully's Landing

Other Voices Other Rooms

Other Voices  Other Rooms
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0141187654
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Release: 2004
Editor: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Joel Knox's mother dies, he is sent into the exotic unknown of the Deep South to live with a father he has never seen. But the sinister and eccentric figures he meets there are curiously and ominously evasive when Joel asks to see his father.

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780345803061
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Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story. Ranging from the gothic South to the chic East Coast, from rural children to aging urban sophisticates, all the unforgettable places and people of Capote’s oeuvre are here, in stories as elegant as they are heartfelt, as haunting as they are compassionate. Reading them reminds us of the miraculous gifts of a beloved American original.

Breakfast at Tiffany s and Other Voices Other Rooms

Breakfast at Tiffany s and Other Voices  Other Rooms
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9780812994360
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Release: 2013-02-05
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The hillbilly-turned-Manhattanite at the center of Breakfast at Tiffany's shares not only the author's philosophy of freedom but also his fears and anxieties. Other Voices, Other Rooms begins as thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, after losing his mother, is sent from New Orleans to rural Alabama to live with his estranged father--who is nowhere to be found.

Answered Prayers

Answered Prayers
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780345803047
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Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although Truman Capote’s last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. Tracing the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Côte Basque, from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently finny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

So Famous and So Gay

So Famous and So Gay
Author: Jeff Solomon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781452915678
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Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) and Truman Capote (1924–1984) should not have been famous. They made their names between the Oscar Wilde trial and Stonewall, when homosexuality meant criminality and perversion. And yet both Stein and Capote, openly and exclusively gay, built their outsize reputations on works that directly featured homosexuality and a queer aesthetic. How did these writers become mass-market celebrities while other gay public figures were closeted or censored? And what did their fame mean for queer writers and readers, and for the culture in general? Jeff Solomon explores these questions in So Famous and So Gay. Celebrating lesbian partnership, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was published in 1933 and rocketed Stein, the Jewish lesbian intellectual avant-garde American expatriate, to international stardom and a mass-market readership. Fifteen years later, when Capote published Other Voices, Other Rooms, a novel of explicit homosexual sex and love, his fame itself became famous. Through original archival research, Solomon traces the construction and impact of the writers’ public personae from a gay-affirmative perspective. He historically situates author photos, celebrity gossip, and other ephemera to explain how Stein and Capote expressed homosexuality and negotiated homophobia through the fleeting depiction of what could not be directly written—maneuvers that other gay writers such as Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, and James Baldwin could not manage at the time. Finally So Famous and So Gay reveals what Capote’s and Stein’s debuts, Other Voices, Other Rooms and Three Lives, held for queer readers in terms of gay identity and psychology—and for gay authors who wrote in their wake.

The Early Stories of Truman Capote

The Early Stories of Truman Capote
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780812987690
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Release: 2016-09
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In a small Southern town, a teenage girl anxiously waits for her date to arrive. A little boy meets his dream dog in Central Park. A woman fights to save the life of a child who has her lover's eyes. Best friends discuss the theoretical murder of husbands. In these never-before-published stories, written by Truman Capote when he was in his teens and twenties, Capote-the-Writer is already recognizable. His prose: witty, poignant, and crystal-clear. His characters: solitary, observant young children; charming and naïve young women whom you could imagine befriending Holly Golightly; aging urban sophisticates worn down by cynicism. His settings: the rural South of his childhood and the cosmopolitan New York of the 1940s. This splendid collection offers readers to opportunity to see the confident first steps of one of the 20th century's most-acclaimed writers onto the path that would lead to his most beloved works"--

Everything You Want Me to Be

Everything You Want Me to Be
Author: Mindy Mejia
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501123429
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Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. When she's found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community. Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town's darkest secrets come to the forefront, and she inches closer and closer to her death."--

Other Voices Other Rooms

Other Voices  Other Rooms
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 235
ISBN: 0451144635
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Release: 1949-01-01
Editor: Signet Book
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Published when Truman Capote was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is a literary touchstone of the mid-twentieth century. In this semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel, thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, after losing his mother, is sent from New Orleans to live with the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at Skully's Landing, the decaying mansion in rural Alabama, his father is nowhere to be found. Instead, Joel meets his morose stepmother, Amy, eccentric Cousin Randolph, and a defiant little girl named Idabel, who soon offers Joel the love and approval he seeks.

Summer Crossing

Summer Crossing
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780307822789
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Release: 2012-05-23
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Witness the coming together of Truman Capote’s voice, the electric-into-neon blaze that is surely one of the premier styles of postwar American literature.”—The Washington Post Book World “A great breezy read . . . with Capote’s trademark wit, but also with genuine youthful awe at the exhilaration of late-forties New York.”—New York A lost treasure only recently found, Truman Capote’s Summer Crossing is a precocious, confident first novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Set in New York just after World War II, the story follows a young carefree socialite, Grady McNeil, whose parents leave her alone in their Fifth Avenue penthouse for the summer. Left to her own devices, Grady turns up the heat on the secret affair she’s been having with a Brooklyn-born Jewish war veteran who works as a parking lot attendant. As the season passes, the romance turns more serious and morally ambiguous, and Grady must eventually make a series of decisions that will forever affect her life and the lives of everyone around her.

Nanci Griffith s Other Voices

Nanci Griffith s Other Voices
Author: Nanci Griffith,Joe Jackson
Pages: 272
ISBN: UCSD:31822026263350
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Release: 1998
Editor: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The popular American folk singer looks back on her career and discusses the songs and performers who influenced her

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780812994384
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Release: 2013-02-19
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
Author: B. H. D. Buchloh
Pages: 133
ISBN: 026263242X
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Release: 2001
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critical primer on the work of Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol (1928-1987), one of the most celebrated artists of the last third of the twentieth century, owes his unique place in the history of visual culture not to the mastery of a single medium but to the exercise of multiple media and roles. A legendary art world figure, he worked as an artist, filmmaker, photographer, collector, author, and designer. Beginning in the 1950s as a commercial artist, he went on to produce work for exhibition in galleries and museums. The range of his efforts soon expanded to the making of films, photography, video, and books. Warhol first came to public notice in the 1960s through works that drew on advertising, brand names, and newspaper stories and headlines. Many of his best-known images, both single and in series, were produced within the context of pop art. Warhol was a major figure in the bridging of the gap between high and low art, and his mode of production in the famous studio known as "The Factory" involved the recognition of art making as one form of enterprise among others. The radical nature of that enterprise has ensured the iconic status of his art and person. Andy Warhol contains illustrated essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Thomas Crow, Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Annette Michelson, and Nan Rosenthal, plus a previously unpublished interview with Warhol by Buchloh. The essays address Warhol's relation to and effect on mass culture and the recurrence of disaster and death in his art.

The Grass Harp

The Grass Harp
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 71
ISBN: 0822204762
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Release: 1954
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE STORY: In the first section of the play Mr. Capote is writing with an original, offbeat humor that seems completely irresponsible. It has been gathered out of his vagrant memories and turned into comedy. But he has something more than a frolic

Breakfast at Tiffany s

Breakfast at Tiffany s
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780345803054
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Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm. This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.

Lovers and Beloveds

Lovers and Beloveds
Author: Gary Richards
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780807132463
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Release: 2007-05-01
Editor: LSU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A challenge to traditional criticism, this engaging study demonstrates that issues of sexuality-and same-sex desire in particular-were of central importance in the literary production of the Southern Renaissance. Especially during the end of that period-approximately the 1940s and 1950s-the national literary establishment tacitly designated the South as an allowable setting for fictionalized deviancy, thus permitting southern writers tremendous freedom to explore sexual otherness. In Lovers and Beloveds, Gary Richards draws on contemporary theories of sexuality in reading the fiction of six writers of the era who accepted that potentially pejorative characterization as an opportunity: Truman Capote, William Goyen, Harper Lee, Carson McCullers, Lillian Smith, and Richard Wright. Richards skillfully juxtaposes forgotten texts by those writers with canonical works to identify the complex narratives of same-sex desire. In their novels and stories, the authors consistently reimagine gender roles, centralize homoeroticism, and probe its relationship with class, race, biological sex, and southern identity. This is the first book to assess the significance of same-sex desire in a broad range of southern texts, making a crucial contribution to the study of both literature and sexuality.

Children on Their Birthdays

Children on Their Birthdays
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 96
ISBN: 014119586X
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Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'...We were sitting on the porch, tutti-frutti melting on our plates, when suddenly, just as we were wishing that something would happen, something did; for out of the red road dust appeared Miss Bobbit.'Truman Capote's bewitching short stories, many of which were set in the Deep South of his youth, are among his finest works. Perceptive, sensitive and eloquent, filled with brooding atmosphere and gorgeous description, these three stories tell of genteel eccentrics, evocative childhood memories and a malevolent nocturnal meeting.This book includes Children on Their Birthdays, A Christmas Memory and A Tree of Night.

Reflections in a Golden Eye

Reflections in a Golden Eye
Author: Carson McCullers
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9780547524214
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Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic tale of marriage, infidelity, and homosexual yearning on a Southern army base by the acclaimed author of The Ballad of the Sad Café. Georgia, 1930s. Army bases are notoriously boring places during peacetime, but the quiet life of Captain Penderton is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of dashing ladies’ man Major Langdon. Penderton’s marriage has always been tempestuous, but when his wife Leonora begins an affair with Langdon, Penderton finds himself increasingly unable to mask his attraction to the handsome young private he has assigned to do his yard work. And tensions rise to explosive levels as that private develops a dangerous infatuation with Leonora. A scandal when it was first published in 1941, Reflections in a Golden Eye was later adapted into a film starring Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and Robert Forester.

In Other Rooms Other Wonders

In Other Rooms  Other Wonders
Author: Daniyal Mueenuddin
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9788184002188
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Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Random House India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Moving from the elegant drawing rooms of Lahore to the mud villages of rural Multan, a powerful collection of short stories about feudal Pakistan. An impoverished young woman becomes a wealthy relative’s mistress; an electrician on the make confronts his desperate assailant to protect his most prized possession; a farm manager rises far in the world—but his family discovers after his death the transience of power; a maid, who advances herself through sexual favours, unexpectedly falls in love. In these linked stories about the family and household staff of the ageing KK Harouni, we meet masters and servants, landlords and supplicants, politicians and electricians, village women, and Karachi housewives. Part Chekhov, part RK Narayan, these stories are dark and light, complex and humane; at heart about the relationship between the powerful and powerless, bound together in life—and in death. Together they make up a vivid portrait of a feudal world rarely brought alive in the English language. Sensuous, graceful, melancholy, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders gives you Pakistan as you have never seen it. It marks the debut of an amazing new talent.