Other Voices Other Rooms

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Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307431576
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Other Voices Other Rooms by Truman Capote

Original Title: 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 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.

Summarized And Analyzed Other Voices Other Rooms

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Author: Student World
ISBN: 9781520793139
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Summarized And Analyzed Other Voices Other Rooms by Student World

Original Title: Summarized And Analyzed Other Voices Other Rooms

The book became very popular soon after its publication, and it remained on the New York Times Best Seller List for nine weeks. The author told an interesting story about how he got inspired to write this novel. According to the author, while he was living in Monroeville, Alabama, one day he was taking a walk in the woods. That particular walk inspired the writer and he immediately decided to write this novel. He left Alabama and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, but he continued to work on the manuscript. He and his fellow writer Carson McCullers worked together on this novel. McCullers helped his friend, Capote, and found him a publisher for "Other Voices, Other Rooms."

Truman Capote

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Author: Helen S. Garson
Publisher: Twayne Pub
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Truman Capote by Helen S. Garson

Original Title: Truman Capote

Like a ringmaster at the circus, Truman Capote led us from one dazzling act to another in the entertainment that is the twentieth-century written word. Short stories, novels, novellas, plays, film scripts, and journalistic pieces dance in turn across the center stage of Capote's imagination, bringing to our view such masterpieces as Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948) and In Cold Blood (1966). Despite these successes, Capote came closest to achieving performance perfection when he turned his attention to shorter works. Full of vivid descriptions and colorful characters, these stories give us front row seats to the attraction of Capote as both a writer and a human being. Capote, originally Truman Streckfus Persons, was born in New Orleans in 1924, the product of a very unstable marriage. Often neglected,the young boy spent a lot of time with relatives, mostly in Alabama. When his mother divorced his father to marry a more successful businessman, Truman moved north with the couple and took his stepfather's surname. The Capotes lived in Greenwich and New York, where Truman would make his permanent base and where he would start stitching together the disparate threads of his unsettling childhood and make of them a grand tapestry revealing the frustration of life in contemporary America. These connections between fact and fiction are carefully analyzed by Helen S. Carson, as are the links between the short fiction and Capote's longer works. She has provided the reader with a comprehensive, yet very readable study of one of Capote's more neglected genres.

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