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Other Voices, Other Rooms

Other Voices, Other Rooms
  • Author : Truman Capote
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 0307431576
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Other Voices, Other Rooms
  • Author : Truman Capote
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1994
  • ISBN : 0679745645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A boy matures amidst the odd characters who live in Skully's Landing

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Other Voices, Other Rooms
  • Author : Truman Capote
  • Publisher : Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780141187655
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

When Joel Knox's mother dies, he is sent into the exotic unknown of the Deep South to live with a father he has never seen. But the sinister and eccentric figures he meets there are curiously and ominously evasive when Joel asks to see his father.

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Other Voices, Other Rooms
  • Author : Tim Vivian
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2020-03-12
  • ISBN : 1725258676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Why do we tell stories? Why are stories so indigenous to religion? Stories. Sacred stories. The three Western Scriptures express themselves most fully, and deeply, in stories. The original idea of “story” is “inquiry,” the “result of research, information, knowledge,” “telling, exposition, account, history.” Its verb makes verbal these nouns: “to seek to know oneself, inform oneself, do research, inquire,” “interrogate,” “examine, explore, observe.” All history is story. Most Scripture is story. Such stories, all stories, ask for—even demand—attentive listening, interpretation, and reinterpretation. Each of us, therefore, becomes an interpreter, speaking in tongues (so to speak), even if only for herself or himself. The poems here offer such explorations; they take scriptural stories and imagine—and reimagine—them in order to offer the reader different angles and perspectives, new experiences. Such experiences, such perspectives, can help us see the Scriptures, and ourselves, anew.

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Other Voices, Other Rooms
  • Author : Truman Capote
  • Publisher : Berkley Books
  • Release : 1980
  • ISBN : 9780451099617
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

The Recovering

The Recovering
  • Author : Leslie Jamison
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 0316259624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An astounding triumph . . . Profound . . . Achingly wise . . . A recovery memoir like no other." --Entertainment Weekly (A) "Riveting . . . Beautifully told." --Boston Globe "An honest and important book . . . Vivid writing and required reading." --Stephen King "Perceptive and generous-hearted . . . Uncompromising . . . Jamison is a writer of exacting grace." --Washington Post From the New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams comes this transformative work showing that sometimes the recovery is more gripping than the addiction. With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction--both her own and others'--and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill. At the heart of the book is Jamison's ongoing conversation with literary and artistic geniuses whose lives and works were shaped by alcoholism and substance dependence, including John Berryman, Jean Rhys, Billie Holiday, Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson, and David Foster Wallace, as well as brilliant lesser-known figures such as George Cain, lost to obscurity but newly illuminated here. Through its unvarnished relation of Jamison's own ordeals, The Recovering also becomes a book about a different kind of dependency: the way our desires can make us all, as she puts it, "broken spigots of need." It's about the particular loneliness of the human experience-the craving for love that both devours us and shapes who we are. For her striking language and piercing observations, Jamison has been compared to such iconic writers as Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, yet her utterly singular voice also offers something new. With enormous empathy and wisdom, Jamison has given us nothing less than the story of addiction and recovery in America writ large, a definitive and revelatory account that will resonate for years to come.

The Gallery

The Gallery
  • Author : John Horne Burns
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release : 2013-11-20
  • ISBN : 1590178076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"The first book of real magnitude to come out of the last war." —John Dos Passos John Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II, and on publication in 1947 it became a critically-acclaimed bestseller. However, Burns's early death at the age of 36 led to the subsequent neglect of this searching book, which captures the shock the war dealt to the preconceptions and ideals of the victorious Americans. Set in occupied Naples in 1944, The Gallery takes its name from the Galleria Umberto, a bombed-out arcade where everybody in town comes together in pursuit of food, drink, sex, money, and oblivion. A daring and enduring novel—one of the first to look directly at gay life in the military—The Gallery poignantly conveys the mixed feelings of the men and women who fought the war that made America a superpower.

Tiny Terror

Tiny Terror
  • Author : William Todd Schultz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-04-29
  • ISBN : 0199830649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Truman Capote was one of the most gifted and flamboyant writers of his generation, renowned for such books as Other Voices, Other Rooms, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and his masterpiece, the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood. What has received comparatively little attention, however, is Capote's last, unfinished book, Answered Prayers, a merciless skewering of cafe society and the high-class women Capote called his "swans." When excerpts appeared he was immediately blacklisted, ruined socially, labeled a pariah. Capote recoiled--disgraced, depressed, and all but friendless. In Tiny Terror, a new volume in Oxford's Inner Lives series, William Todd Schultz sheds light on the life and works of Capote and answers the perplexing mystery--why did Capote write a book that would destroy him? Drawing on an arsenal of psychological techniques, Schultz illuminates Capote's early years in the South--a time that Capote himself described as a "snake's nest of No's"--no parents to speak of, no friends but books, no hope, no future. Out of this dark childhood emerged Capote's prominent dual life-scripts: neurotic Capote, anxious, vulnerable, hypersensitive, expecting to be hurt; and Capote the disagreeable destroyer, emotionally bulletproof, nasty, and bent on revenge. Schultz shows how Capote would strike out when he felt hurt or taken for granted, engaging in caustic feuds with Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, and many other writers. And Schultz reveals how this tendency fed into Answered Prayers, an exceedingly corrosive and thinly disguised roman a clef that trashed his high-society friends. What emerges by the end of this book is a cogent, immensely insightful portrait of an artist on the edge, brilliantly but self-destructively biting the jet-set hands that fed him. Anyone interested in the inner life of one of America's most fascinating literary personalities will find this book a revelation.