Breakfast at Tiffany s and Other Voices Other Rooms

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.

Breakfast at Tiffany s and Other Voices  Other Rooms

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0812994361

Page: 286

View: 382

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.

Other Voices Other Rooms

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 ...

Other Voices  Other Rooms

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307431576

Page: 224

View: 944

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.

Breakfast at Tiffany s

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 ...

Breakfast at Tiffany s

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345803051

Page: 192

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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.

Alabama Lore

The two spent hours with one dictating stories while the other typed. ... including Breakfast at Tiffany's, Other Voices, Other Rooms, The Grass Harp, ...

Alabama Lore

Author: Wil Elrick

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439664692

Page: 128

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Alabama is a weird and wonderful place with a colorful history steeped in folk tales passed from generation to generation. Mysterious 1989 UFO sightings brought more than 4,000 visitors to the tiny town of Fyffe, population 1,300. Legends of the Alabama White Thang--an elusive, hairy creature with a shrill shriek--persisted in the state for a century. Just outside Huntsville's historic Maple Hill Cemetery lies an eerie playground where the ghosts of departed children are rumored to play in the dead of night. After hundreds of unexplained sightings, the town of Evergreen declared itself the Bigfoot Capital of Alabama. Join author Wil Elrick as he explores the history behind some of the Cotton State's favorite tales.

Other Voices Other Rooms

Great Novels from SIGNET DDDDDD0000 0 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S by Truman Capote . ( # W9368— $ 1.50 ) O THE GRASS HARP AND TREE OF NIGHT by Truman Capote .

Other Voices  Other Rooms

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Berkley Books

ISBN: 9780451099617

Page: 235

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A boy matures from childhood to adulthood amidst the odd characters who live in Skully's Landing, as he deals with his yearning for an absent father, the fear of abandonment, loneliness, and his desire to be loved, in a new edition of the author's classic first novel. 10,000 first printing.

From Native Son to King s Men

He also wrote Breakfast at Tiffanys. However, his Gothicism began with his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). Capote became an image, ...

From Native Son to King s Men

Author: Robert McParland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538105543

Page: 256

View: 808

This book looks at authors and their works during one of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century, focusing on works that resonated with readers. A sweeping social, literary, and cultural history, this book explores the courage and hopes of the “greatest generation” through its imaginative literature.

Understanding Truman Capote

... Idabel (Other Voices, Other Rooms) clothing of Tiffany's Time To Kill a Mockingbird Toast of the Town tolerance Tomato, Sally (Breakfast at Tiffany's) ...

Understanding Truman Capote

Author: Thomas Fahy

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611173426

Page: 200

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Truman Capote—along with his most famous works In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s—continues to have a powerful hold over the American popular imagination. His glamorous lifestyle, which included hobnobbing with the rich and famous and frequenting the most elite nightclubs in Manhattan, makes him the subject of ongoing interest for public and academic audiences alike. In Understanding Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy provides a new direction for Capote studies that offers a way to reconsider the author’s place in literary criticism, the canon, and the classroom. By reading Capote’s work in its historical context, Fahy reveals the politics shaping his writing and refutes any notion of Capote as disconnected from the political. Instead this study positions him as a writer deeply engaged with the social anxieties of the 1940s and 1950s. Understanding Truman Capote also applies a highly interdisciplinary framework to the author’s writing that includes discussions of McCarthyism, the Lavender Scare, automobile culture, juvenile delinquency, suburbia, Beat culture, the early civil rights movement, female sexuality as embodied by celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, and atomic age anxieties. This new approach to Capote studies will be of interest in the fields of literature, history, film, suburban studies, sociology, gender/sexuality studies, African American literary studies, and American and cultural studies. Capote’s writing captures the isolation, marginalization, and persecution of those who deviated from or failed to achieve white middle-class ideals and highlights the artificiality of mainstream idealizations about American culture. His work reveals the deleterious consequences of nostalgia, the insidious impact of suppression, the dangers of Cold War propaganda, and the importance of equal rights. Ultimately Capote’s writing reflects a critical engagement with American culture that challenges us to rethink our understanding of the 1940s and 1950s.

Who Is Who in American Literature

... TRUMAN Born 9-30-1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana Wrote: Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories. In Cold Blood. Other Voices, Other Rooms ...

Who Is Who in American Literature


Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1627722971


View: 301


Author of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' 'Other Voices Other Rooms,' 'The Grass Harp,' 'House of Flowers,' and many other famous books, he is ranked among the ...


Author: Gerald Clarke

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795331169

Page: 609

View: 442

The national bestselling biography and the basis for the film Capote starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in an Academy Award–winning turn. One of the strongest fiction writers of his generation, Truman Capote became a literary star while still in his teens. His most phenomenal successes include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, In Cold Blood, and Other Voices, Other Rooms. Even while his literary achievements were setting the standards that other fiction and nonfiction writers would follow for generations, Capote descended into a spiral of self-destruction and despair. This biography by Gerald Clarke was first published in 1988—just four years after Capote’s death. In it, Clarke paints a vivid behind-the-scenes picture of the author’s life—based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the man himself and the people close to him. From the glittering heights of notoriety and parties with the rich and famous to his later struggles with addiction, Capote emerges as a richly multidimensional person—both brilliant and flawed. “A book of extraordinary substance, a study rich in intelligence and compassion . . . To read Capote is to have the sense that someone has put together all the important pieces of this consummate artist’s life, has given everything its due emphasis, and comprehended its ultimate meaning.” —Bruce Bawer, The Wall Street Journal “Mesmerising . . . [Capote] reads as if it had been written alongside his life, rather than after it.” —Molly Haskell, The New York Times Book Review

The Mockingbird Next Door

He had established his reputation with novels such as Breakfast at Tiffany's and Other Voices, Other Rooms but had been casting about for a different kind ...

The Mockingbird Next Door

Author: Marja Mills

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698163834

Page: 288

View: 228

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation—and a great friendship. In 2004, with the Lees’ blessing, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. She spent the next eighteen months there, sharing coffee at McDonalds and trips to the Laundromat with Nelle, feeding the ducks and going out for catfish supper with the sisters, and exploring all over lower Alabama with the Lees’ inner circle of friends. Nelle shared her love of history, literature, and the Southern way of life with Mills, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced. As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story—and the South—right. Alice, the keeper of the Lee family history, shared the stories of their family. The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of Mills’s friendship with the Lee sisters. It is a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit, and tremendous storytelling power of these two women, especially that of Nelle. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees’ life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel.

Articulate Flesh

... 1971 ) 1966 ) Capote , Truman , Breakfast at Tiffany's ( N.Y , King , Francis , A Domestic Animal ( London , 1958 ) 1970 ) Other Voices , Other Rooms ...

Articulate Flesh

Author: Gregory Woods

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300047523

Page: 278

View: 654

Arguing that homosexual poetry is part of the mainstream of poetic writing--not a distinct and differentiated category within it--Gregory Woods provides a fastidious study of homosexual poetry in the twentieth century that emphasizes the homo-erotic themes in the works of D.H. Lawrence, Hart Crane, W.H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, and Thom Gunn. Woods's controlled and elegant study demonstrates that a critic who ignores the sexual orientation of a poet, particularly a love poet, risks overlooking the significance of the poetry itself.

Lost and Found

“His voice has a real gothic feel to it, and his stories, like O'Connor's, ... Breakfast at Tiffany's and his first book, Other Voices, Other Rooms.

Lost and Found

Author: Rick R. Reed

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 1646562062

Page: 100

View: 900

On a bright autumn day, Flynn Marlowe lost his best friend, a beagle named Barley, while out on a hike in Seattle’s Discovery Park. On a cold winter day, Mac Bowersox found his best friend, a lost, scared, and emaciated beagle, on the streets of Seattle. Two men. One dog. When Flynn and Mac meet by chance in a park the next summer, there’s a problem -- who does Barley really belong to? Flynn wants him back, but he can see that Mac rescued him and loves him just as much as he does. Mac wants to keep the dog, and he can imagine how heartbreaking losing him would be -- but that's just what Flynn experienced. A “shared custody” compromise might be just the way to work things out. But will the arrangement be successful? Mac and Flynn are willing to try it ... and along the way, they just might fall in love.

This Day in American History 4th ed

1924 Truman Capote, author (In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Other Voices Other Rooms), born in New Orleans (died 1984).

This Day in American History  4th ed

Author: Ernie Gross

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786493127

Page: 404

View: 716

This up-to-date fourth edition of the most important and interesting data—on a day by day basis—throughout American history includes more than 1,400 new entries with information on a wide variety of subjects—both the “important” matters (Supreme Court decisions, war events, scientific breakthroughs, etc.) and the lesser known but thought provoking incidents and phenomena (societal changes, unexpected events) that add richness and depth to American history.

The Early Stories of Truman Capote

The Capote archives houses several other stories excluded because they seemed too ... that includes Other Voices, Other Rooms; Breakfast at Tiffany's; ...

The Early Stories of Truman Capote

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812998235

Page: 208

View: 487

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 literature Recently 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 outsiders—women, children, African Americans, the poor—because 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

Holly Golightly as an icon for young women

... novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and the one in its film adaptation Lea Ribbeck ... House published his first novel “Other voices, other rooms” in 1948.

Holly Golightly as an icon for young women

Author: Lea Ribbeck

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656234051

Page: 19

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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, grade: 1 (A), , course: Englisch-Leistungskurs (LK), language: English, abstract: My interest in the question if Holly Golightly is an icon for modern women and why comes from my enthusiasm for the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, which I like especially because of the main character Holly and my passion for New York City. Having already seen the film, I remarked several differences while reading the book and since then I wanted to discover their significances; so when I had to choose a topic for my research paper, the comparison of the Holly in the novella and the Audrey-Hepburn-version of her was one of the topics that I gave most preference to. In order to do that, I will first look at the author’s life and summarize the storylines of novel and film adaptation so that one can find the content-related differences early in the examination. The second part will contain a characterization of Holly in the novel, followed by a comparison to the Holly in the film. The third part of this paper will explain the differences and conclusively try to find the influences that Holly Golightly has on modern women.

Penguin Modern Classics The Complete List

CAPOTE, TRUMAN A Capote Reader Answered Prayers Breakfast at Tiffany's In ColdBlood Music forChameleons Other Voices,Other Rooms Summer Crossing The ...

Penguin Modern Classics  The Complete List


Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970316

Page: 96

View: 278

'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism

... whose earliest novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948), ... particularly his 1958 Breakfast at Tiffany's, but it was a moving depiction of a bewildered ...

The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351719319

Page: 170

View: 361

The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism offers readers a fresh, insightful overview to all genres of postmodern writing. Drawing on a variety of works from not only mainstream authors but also those that are arguably unconventional, renowned scholar Linda Wagner-Martin gives the reader a solid framework and foundation to reading, understanding, and appreciating postmodern literature since its inception through the present day.

The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery Vol 1

... the attention of New York literary bon vivant Truman Capote, who had already been hailed for Breakfast at Tiffany's and Other Voices, Other Rooms.

The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery  Vol  1

Author: Russ Kick

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609807863

Page: 352

View: 926

The first of two volumes builds on the brilliant and original Graphic Canon series in retelling classic works of literature as comics and other visual forms. Organized thematically, Volume 1 opens with "The Act" (think In Cold Blood and A Clockwork Orange), followed by sections dedicated to "Criminals," Whodunit," "Judgment" (Scarlet Letter, anyone?), and "Punishment." Here you'll find stunning and suspenseful adaptations starring classic PIs Sherlock Holmes, Auguste Dupin, Hercule Poirot, Father Brown, Mike Hammer, and teenage girl-detective Violet Strange. But the mystery, intrigue, and foul play don't end (or begin) there. The artists also bring to life crime stories from the Arabian Nights, the Bible, The Canterbury Tales, China's Song Dynasty, Shakespeare, James Joyce's Dubliners, Patricia Highsmith, Truman Capote, and current writers like Stephen King, Jo Nesbo, and Sara Paretsky. Rick Geary brings his crisp style to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Teddy Goldenberg gives us a dense, murky treatment of Dashiell Hammett's "The Road Home," often considered the first hardboiled detective story ever published. C. Frakes resurrects the forgotten novella "Talma Gordon," the first mystery written by an African American; and Shawn Cheng renders the first serial-killer story, the so-called fairy tale "Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault. Even the very natures of crime, justice, and punishment are up for grabs. Landis Blair reimagines The Trial, as a choose-your-own-adventure story that you cannot win, Ted Rall retells an O. Henry story about a petty criminal who just can't get arrested. From The Marquis de Sade to James Cain, Aeschylus to Paula Hawkins, crime and mystery has never been so brilliantly reimagined.

Novel Destinations Second Edition

His other works include the true crime narrative in Cold Blood, the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the debut novel Other Voices. Other Rooms (whose ...

Novel Destinations  Second Edition

Author: Shannon McKenna Schmidt

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217811

Page: 384

View: 824

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic's Novel Destinations—a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe. Check into Hemingway's favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or stroll about Bath's Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy. The fully revised second edition includes all of the previous sites—with updated locations—plus color images and an expanded section on all things Brontë. The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of authors and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka's Prague, James Joyce's Dublin, Louisa May Alcott's New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate bibliophile's delight.

Literature in America

... southern gothic of Other Voices , Other Rooms ( 1948 ) and the social comedy of Breakfast at Tiffany's ( 1958 ) , joined the sixties by reporting on a ...

Literature in America

Author: Peter Conn

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521303736

Page: 587

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A history of American literature examining major works and authors