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The Resource Truman Capote, enfant terrible, Robert Emmet Long

Truman Capote, enfant terrible, Robert Emmet Long

Label
Truman Capote, enfant terrible
Title
Truman Capote, enfant terrible
Statement of responsibility
Robert Emmet Long
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a critical biography of Truman Capote's career from his early beginnings in rural Alabama to his death in Beverly Hills. Coverage includes the writing and staging of The Grass Harp, and its later adaptation as a Hollywood film, and the story behind "House of Flowers," from a travel sketch to a Broadway musical. But the thrust of the book, and its greatest strength, is its depiction of Capote as a virtuoso, able to command a large popular audience and also to impress connoisseurs of literature. As Robert Emmet Long shows, Capote abounded in the seeming contradictions and multiple personalities within himself that ultimately led to his destruction. His career incorporated both a beguiling comic sense and a dark sense of the failure of love and aspiration."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Long, Robert Emmet.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novelists, American
  • Capote, Truman
Label
Truman Capote, enfant terrible, Robert Emmet Long
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-123) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Early Years: Engaging Two Worlds.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 2.
  • Early Stories: "Miriam," "A Tree of Night," "The Headless Hawk," "Shut a Final Door," "Master Misery," and "Children on Their Birthdays".
  • p. 13
  • Ch. 3.
  • Summer Crossing.
  • p. 33
  • Ch. 4.
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms.
  • p. 40
  • Ch. 5.
  • Early 1950s Reportage, Theater, and Films: Local Color, The Grass Harp, "House of Flowers," and Beat the Devil.
  • p. 49
  • Ch. 6.
  • Mid- to Late 1950s: The Muses Are Heard, "The Duke in His Domain," Observations, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Innocents.
  • p. 65
  • Ch. 7.
  • In Cold Blood.
  • p. 81
  • Ch. 8.
  • Late Capote: Music for Chameleons, Answered Prayers, and Other Writings.
  • p. 94
  • Ch. 9.
  • Capote in Retrospect.
  • p. 115
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 121
  • Index.
  • p. 125
Control code
ocn191847103
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 130 p.
Isbn
9780826427632
Lccn
2008004957
Label
Truman Capote, enfant terrible, Robert Emmet Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-123) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Early Years: Engaging Two Worlds.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 2.
  • Early Stories: "Miriam," "A Tree of Night," "The Headless Hawk," "Shut a Final Door," "Master Misery," and "Children on Their Birthdays".
  • p. 13
  • Ch. 3.
  • Summer Crossing.
  • p. 33
  • Ch. 4.
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms.
  • p. 40
  • Ch. 5.
  • Early 1950s Reportage, Theater, and Films: Local Color, The Grass Harp, "House of Flowers," and Beat the Devil.
  • p. 49
  • Ch. 6.
  • Mid- to Late 1950s: The Muses Are Heard, "The Duke in His Domain," Observations, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Innocents.
  • p. 65
  • Ch. 7.
  • In Cold Blood.
  • p. 81
  • Ch. 8.
  • Late Capote: Music for Chameleons, Answered Prayers, and Other Writings.
  • p. 94
  • Ch. 9.
  • Capote in Retrospect.
  • p. 115
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 121
  • Index.
  • p. 125
Control code
ocn191847103
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 130 p.
Isbn
9780826427632
Lccn
2008004957

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