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Portraits and observations : the essays of Truman Capote

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Portraits and observations : the essays of Truman Capote
Title
Portraits and observations
Title remainder
the essays of Truman Capote
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Truman Capote
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Essays of Truman Capote
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Language
eng
Summary
"Portraits and Observations is the first volume devoted solely to all the essays ever published by Truman Capote. From his travel sketches of Brooklyn, New Orleans, and Hollywood, written when he was twenty-two, to meditations about fame, fortune, and the writer's art at the peak of his career, to the brief works penned during the isolated denouement of his life, these essays provide an essential window into mid-twentieth-century America as offered by one of its canniest observers. Included are such celebrated masterpieces of narrative nonfiction as "The Muses Are Heard" and the short nonfiction novel "Hand-carved Coffins, " as well as many long-out-of-print essays, including portraits of Isak Dinesen, Mae West, Marcel Duchamp, Humphrey Bogart, and Marilyn Monroe."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A definitive anthology containing all of the author's essays encompasses his early travel sketches of Brooklyn, New Orleans, and Hollywood; portraits of Isak Dinesen, Mae West, Humphrey Bogart, and Marilyn Monroe; accounts of the filming of "In Cold Blood;" autobiographical musings; and the recently discovered "Remembering Willa Cather."
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212646
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DLC
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1924-1984
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Capote, Truman
Dewey number
814.54
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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Essays
Target audience
adult
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the essays of Truman Capote
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Portraits and observations : the essays of Truman Capote
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • New Orleans -- New York -- Brooklyn -- Hollywood -- Haiti -- To Europe -- Ischia -- Tangier -- A ride through Spain -- Fontana Vecchia -- Style: and the Japanese -- The muses are heard -- The Duke in his domain -- From Observations: Richard Avedon, John Huston, Charlie Chaplin, A gathering of swans, Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Cocteau and Andr⥠Gide, Mae West, Louis Armstrong, Humphrey Bogart, Ezra Pound, Somerset Maugham, Isak Dineson -- A house on the heights -- Lola -- Jane Bowles -- Extreme magic -- Ghosts in sunlight: The filming of In cold blood -- Greek paragraphs -- A voice from a cloud -- Cecil Beaton -- The white rose -- Self-portrait -- Preface to The dogs bark -- Elizabeth Taylor -- Music for chameleons -- Then it all came down -- Handcarved coffins -- A day's work -- Dazzle -- Hidden gardens -- Hello, stranger -- Derring-do -- Nocturnal turnings -- A beautiful child -- Mr. Jones -- A lamp in the window -- Hospitality -- Preface to Music for chameleons -- Remembering Tennessee -- Remembering Willa Cather
  • Tangier
  • A Ride Through Spain
  • Fontana Vecchia
  • Style: and the Japanese
  • The Muses Are Heard
  • The Duke in His Domain
  • From Observations
  • A House on the Heights
  • Lola
  • Jane Bowles
  • Truman Capote
  • Extreme Magic
  • Ghosts in Sunlight: The Filming of In Cold Blood
  • Greek Paragraphs
  • A Voice from a Cloud
  • Cecil Beaton
  • The White Rose
  • Self-Portrait
  • Preface to The Dogs Bark
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Music for Chameleons
  • New Orleans
  • Then It All Came Down
  • Handcarved Coffins
  • A Day's Work
  • Dazzle
  • Hidden Gardens
  • Hello, Stranger
  • Derring-do
  • Nocturnal Turnings
  • A Beautiful Child
  • Mr. Jones
  • New York
  • A Lamp in a Window
  • Hospitality
  • Preface to Music for Chameleons
  • Remembering Tennessee
  • Remembering Willa Cather
  • Brooklyn
  • Hollywood
  • Haiti
  • To Europe
  • Ischia
Control code
000042186706
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 518 p.
Isbn
9781400066612
Label
Portraits and observations : the essays of Truman Capote
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • New Orleans -- New York -- Brooklyn -- Hollywood -- Haiti -- To Europe -- Ischia -- Tangier -- A ride through Spain -- Fontana Vecchia -- Style: and the Japanese -- The muses are heard -- The Duke in his domain -- From Observations: Richard Avedon, John Huston, Charlie Chaplin, A gathering of swans, Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Cocteau and Andr⥠Gide, Mae West, Louis Armstrong, Humphrey Bogart, Ezra Pound, Somerset Maugham, Isak Dineson -- A house on the heights -- Lola -- Jane Bowles -- Extreme magic -- Ghosts in sunlight: The filming of In cold blood -- Greek paragraphs -- A voice from a cloud -- Cecil Beaton -- The white rose -- Self-portrait -- Preface to The dogs bark -- Elizabeth Taylor -- Music for chameleons -- Then it all came down -- Handcarved coffins -- A day's work -- Dazzle -- Hidden gardens -- Hello, stranger -- Derring-do -- Nocturnal turnings -- A beautiful child -- Mr. Jones -- A lamp in the window -- Hospitality -- Preface to Music for chameleons -- Remembering Tennessee -- Remembering Willa Cather
  • Tangier
  • A Ride Through Spain
  • Fontana Vecchia
  • Style: and the Japanese
  • The Muses Are Heard
  • The Duke in His Domain
  • From Observations
  • A House on the Heights
  • Lola
  • Jane Bowles
  • Truman Capote
  • Extreme Magic
  • Ghosts in Sunlight: The Filming of In Cold Blood
  • Greek Paragraphs
  • A Voice from a Cloud
  • Cecil Beaton
  • The White Rose
  • Self-Portrait
  • Preface to The Dogs Bark
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Music for Chameleons
  • New Orleans
  • Then It All Came Down
  • Handcarved Coffins
  • A Day's Work
  • Dazzle
  • Hidden Gardens
  • Hello, Stranger
  • Derring-do
  • Nocturnal Turnings
  • A Beautiful Child
  • Mr. Jones
  • New York
  • A Lamp in a Window
  • Hospitality
  • Preface to Music for Chameleons
  • Remembering Tennessee
  • Remembering Willa Cather
  • Brooklyn
  • Hollywood
  • Haiti
  • To Europe
  • Ischia
Control code
000042186706
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 518 p.
Isbn
9781400066612

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