Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote

Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote

by Truman Capote

The private letters of Truman Capote, lovingly assembled here for the first time by acclaimed Capote biographer Gerald Clarke, provide an intimate, unvarnished portrait of one of the twentieth centurys most colorful and fascinating literary figures.Capote was an inveterate letter writer.

With cameos by a veritable whos who of twentieth-century glitterati, Too Brief a Treat shines a spotlight on the life and times of an incomparable American writer.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Nonfiction
  • Rating: 3.98
  • Pages: 512
  • Publish Date: September 13th 2005 by Vintage
  • Isbn10: 0375702415
  • Isbn13: 9780375702419

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Disculpen si esto se hace muy personal, pero debo decir que admiro a Truman Capote. Si han visto mis lecturas, mis reseñas e, incluso, si han visto la lista de mis autores favoritos, se darán cuenta que Truman Capote (1924-1984) es de mis escritores más queridos. Hará unos 9 años que leí A sangre fría y me cambió la vida, el mundo, la perspectiva de verlo todo, aumentó mi amor por la lectura y los libros. Carta a Leo Lerman, 26 de julio de 1950.Ojalá fuera un escritor que escribe y no solo reescribe. Carta a Alvin Dewey III, 25 de mayo de 1964.La mayoría de escritores que empiezan lo hacen, al parecer porque tienen la impresión de que la buena escritura es la más vistosa. Siento que mi lado fangirl salga, pero es que Truman Capote para mí es un maestro de la palabra. Hay mucho de lo que se puede hablar de la vida de Truman, pero es incuestionable su trabajo y talento como escritor.

Mille Tendresse I've been a fan of Truman Capote since I first discovered him in college when I read George Plimpton's book about him. In the first section, we see Truman working on pieces for magazines, various essays, his first book, Breakfast at Tiffany's, plays, and screenplays. He writes from Yaddo, and eventually after meeting Jack Dunphy most of his letters are written from overseas. The largest section is composed almost entirely of letters written while Truman was working on In Cold Blood. Here, we see Truman growing older and anxiously waiting five years for Smith and Hickock (who committed the Clutter murders) to be executed so that he can write the end of his book. He also writes to Perry Smith in prison, and his tone to Smith is much different than when he mentions him in letters to others!

"Un placer fugaz" es la correspondencia de uno de los mejores escritores del siglo pasado, donde, si te has leído algunas de sus obras, estas cartas recopiladas entre sus amigos y escogidas y puestas en orden cronológico en un libro de 700 paginas, sirven para terminar de sellar la mirada 360 grados a un autor que tenia magia en los dedos gracias a ser un disciplinado trabajador de las letras, el ritmo y las historias. en fin, en estas cartas es donde uno se da cuenta de lo hijodeputa que era, de lo falso y mentiroso que era, y al mismo tiempo, pagina a pagina te enteras de lo amoroso, caluroso y hermoso era como ser humano.

As a simple collection of letters written by a famous author this book turns up, does the job, and gets out again with a minimum of fuss.

Ler as cartas que foi escrevendo durante toda a sua vida para pessoas que a maioria não conhecemos nem sempre é fácil .

Truman Capote was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognised literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a "non-fiction novel." At least 20 films and TV dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays. During this time, he also began his career as a writer, publishing many short stories which introduced him into a circle of literary critics.