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Truman Capote, enfant terrible [electronic resource] / Robert Emmet Long.

By: Long, Robert Emmet.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Continuum, 2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 130 p.).ISBN: 9781441191120 (electronic bk.); 1441191127 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 | Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Literature | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Capote, Truman -- Biographie | Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 | Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Capote, TrumanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Truman Capote, enfant terrible.DDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface and acknowledgments -- 1: Early years: engaging two worlds -- 2: Early stories: Miriam, Tree of night, Headless hawk, Shut a final door, Master misery, and Children on their birthdays -- 3: Summer crossing -- 4: Other voices, other rooms -- 5: Early 1950s reportage, Theater, and films: local color, Grass harp, House of flowers, and Beat the devil -- 6: Mid-to late 1950s: the muses are heard, Duke in his domain, Observations, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Innocents -- 7: In cold blood -- 8: Late Capote: music for chameleons, Answered prayers, and Other writings -- 9: Capote in retrospect -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: From the Publisher: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-123) and index.

Preface and acknowledgments -- 1: Early years: engaging two worlds -- 2: Early stories: Miriam, Tree of night, Headless hawk, Shut a final door, Master misery, and Children on their birthdays -- 3: Summer crossing -- 4: Other voices, other rooms -- 5: Early 1950s reportage, Theater, and films: local color, Grass harp, House of flowers, and Beat the devil -- 6: Mid-to late 1950s: the muses are heard, Duke in his domain, Observations, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Innocents -- 7: In cold blood -- 8: Late Capote: music for chameleons, Answered prayers, and Other writings -- 9: Capote in retrospect -- Bibliography -- Index.

From the Publisher: 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.

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