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Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1925 and was raised in various parts of the south, his family spending winters in New Orleans and summers in Alabama and New Georgia. By the age of fourteen he had already started writing short stories, some of which were published. He left school when he was fifteen and subsequently worked for the New Yorker which provided his first - and last - regular job. Following his spell with the New Yorker, Capote spent two years on a Louisiana farm where he wrote Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). He lived, at one time or another, in Greece, Italy, Africa and the West Indies, and travelled in Russia and the Orient. He is the author of many highly praised books, including A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1949), The Grass Harp (1951), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958), In Cold Blood (1965), which immediately became the centre of a storm of controversy on its publication, Music for Chameleons (1980) and Answered Prayers (1986), all of which are published by Penguin. Truman Capote died in August 1984.
Trumen Kapote, avtor takih bestsellerov, kak "e; Hladnokrovnoe ubijstvo"e;, "e;Letnij kruiz"e;, "e;Drugie golosa, drugie komnaty"e; i "e;Muzyka dlya hameleonov"e;, vhodit v chislo krupnejshih amerikanskih pro zaikov HKH veka. Vnimaniyu chitatelya predlagayutsya dve ego klassicheskie povesti: liricheskaya "e;Golosa travy"e;, publikuyushchayasya v novom perevode, a takzhe samoe znamenitoe proizvedenie Kapote, proslavlennoe v 1961 godu ehkranizaciej s Odri Hepbern v glavnoj roli, sygravshej glavnuyu geroinyu povesti Holli Golajtli, odnu iz samyh yarkih i neobychnyh zhenshchin amerikanskoj literatury. EHkscentrichnuyu, polnuyu zhizni Holli vlechet k sebe mir bogatyh lyudej, sverkayushchij yarkimi ognyami brilliantovyh kol'e. Rukovodstvuyas' v svoih postupkah lish' golosom serdca, sochetaya detskuyu naivnost' s charuyushchim obayaniem nastoyashchej zhenshchiny, ona kak by voploshchaet v sebe samu sushchnost' N'yu-Jorka - goroda, v kotorom mechty lezhat na rasstoyanii vytyanutoj ruki, otgorozhennye blestyashchimi steklami plenyayushchih vzglyady vitrin.
Now Brando looked at people with assurance, and with what can only be called a pitying expression, as though he dwelt in spheres of enlightenment where they, to his regret, did not. This mesmerizing profile of an insecure, vulnerable young Marlon Brando, brooding in a Kyoto hotel during a break from filming, is a peerless piece of journalism. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
Trumen Kapote, avtor takih bestsellerov, kak Zavtrak u Tiffani (povest', proslavlennaya v 1961 godu ehkranizaciej s Odri Hepbern v glavnoj roli), Golosa travy, Drugie golosa, drugie komnaty, Prizraki v solnechnom svete i drugie, vhodit v chislo krupnejshih amerikanskih prozaikov XX veka. Samym znachitel'nym proizvedeniem Kapote mnogie schitayut roman Hladnokrovnoe ubijstvo, osnovannyj na istorii real'nogo prestupleniya i raskryvayushchij prirodu nasiliya kak slozhnogo social'nogo i psihologicheskogo fenomena. Kniga Kapote, mgnovenno stavshaya bestsellerom, porodila osobyj zhanr romana-reportazha i otkryla put' proze Normana Mejlera i Toma Vulfa. Vzveshennost' i nepredubezhdennost' avtorskoj pozicii, blestyashchaya vyverennost' stilya, polifonichnost' izobrazheniya sdelali roman Kapote obrazcom dokumental'no-hudozhestvennoj literatury; v spiske 100 luchshih knig XX veka po versii gazety The Guardian Hladnokrovnoe ubijstvo zanyalo 84-yu poziciyu. Odnoimennaya ehkranizaciya Richarda Bruksa, vypushchennaya srazu posle publikacii romana Kapote, byla nominirovana na chetyre Oskara.
'Breathtaking ... The stories are special. They stand in their own right as lovely vignettes of the lives of the lonely, broken and troubled' Andrew Johnson, Independent Written when Truman Capote was in his teens and twenties, these recently-discovered short stories give a rare insight into an American icon. Tales of disappointed lovers, ageing spinsters, hoboes and murderous housewives, of yearning, poverty, despair, compassion, wit and wonder, they show us the boy from Alabama who became one of the twentieth century's most celebrated literary voices. 'An intriguing glimpse of Capote as a boy: precocious, provocative, spirited and strange, a pocket Merlin spinning tall tales' Olivia Laing, New Statesman
The early fiction of one of the nation's most celebrated writers, Truman Capote, as he takes his first bold steps into the canon of American literatureRecently rediscovered in the archives of the New York Public Library, these short stories provide an unparalleled look at Truman Capote writing in his teens and early twenties, before he penned such classics as Other Voices, Other Rooms, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and In Cold Blood. This collection of more than a dozen pieces showcases the young Capote developing the unique voice and sensibility that would make him one of the twentieth century's most original writers. Spare yet heartfelt, these stories summon our compassion and feeling at every turn. Capote was always drawn to outsiderswomen, children, African Americans, the poorbecause he felt like one himself from a very early age. Here we see Capote's powers of empathy developing as he depicts his characters struggling at the margins of their known worlds. A boy experiences the violence of adulthood when he pursues an escaped convict into the woods. Petty jealousies lead to a life-altering event for a popular girl at Miss Burke's Academy for Young Ladies. In a time of extraordinary loss, a woman fights to save the life of a child who has her lover's eyes. In these stories we see early signs of Capote's genius for creating unforgettable characters built of complexity and yearning. Young women experience the joys and pains of new love. Urbane sophisticates are worn down by cynicism. Children and adults alike seek understanding in a treacherous world. There are tales of crime and violence; of racism and injustice; of poverty and despair. And there are tales of generosity and tenderness; compassion and connection; wit and wonder. Above all there is the developing voice of a writer born in the Deep South who will use and eventually break from that tradition to become a literary figure like no other. With a foreword by the celebrated New Yorker critic Hilton Als, this volume of early stories is essential for understanding how a boy from Monroeville, Alabama, became a legend in American literature.Praise for The Early Stories of Truman Capote';Succeeds at conveying the writer's youthful rawness . . . These stories capture a moment when Capote was hungry to capture the rural South, the big city, and the subtle emotions that so many around him were determined to keep unspoken.'USA Today ';A window on the young writer's emerging voice and creativity . . . Capote's ability to conjure a time, place and mood with just a few sentences is remarkable.'Associated Press';Blueprints of the august, confident, and delightfully acerbic writer-to-come.'The Los Angeles Review of Books ';Dazzling.'The Columbus Dispatch ';[These stories] stand in their own right as lovely vignettes of the lives of the lonely, broken and troubled. . . . Breathtaking in their precocity, craftsmanship, simplicity and the tenderness [Capote] became renowned for.'The Independent (U.K.)';These ten-plus stories were written when Capote was a teenager and young man and will shed light on his subsequent work while remaining sharply observed pleasures in their own right.'Library Journal';[A] gathering of the great American prose stylist's earliest pieces, published for the first time . . . Students of both Capote and the short story will find this instructive and entertaining.'Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
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