Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.
"Still the Best"
Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.
""Better to look at the sky than live there""
One of art's purest challenges is to translate a human being into words. The New Yorker magazine has met this challenge more often and more successfully than any other modern American journal. Starting with its light fantastic evocations of the glamorous and the idiosyncratic in the '20s and continuing to the present, with complex pictures of such contemporaries as Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor, The New Yorker's Profiles have presented readers with a vast and brilliant portrait gallery.
"Exceptional writing makes this a fascinating read"
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 '20s, 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 20th century's most original writers.
"Stories From A Young Capote"
"Sniadanie u Tiffany'ego" to historia mlodej dziewczyny, która, podbija salony Nowego Jorku w poszukiwaniu bogatego meza. "Ciagle w podrózy" to motto naszej bohaterki, która nie znosi stabilizacji i "normalnosci" zycia codziennego. Mistrzowsko prowadzona narracja Trumana Capote zostala sfilmowana, a Audry Hepburn w "malej czarnej" z papierosem w ustach przeszla do historii kina jako Holly Golightly.
In late 2004, a trove of Truman Capote's abandoned papers went up for auction at Sotheby's. Included in the lot was the handwritten manuscript of Summer Crossing, a novel Capote began writing in 1943, and continued to tinker with on and off for a decade. Since the time of his death in 1984, Capote scholars and biographers had long believed this manuscript lost, never to be recovered. They were wrong.
Capote's previously lost and unpublished tale "Yachts and Things" was recently discovered by Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kasher in the Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library. Written at the height of his career and socialite life, this short, thinly-veiled work of fiction tells the story of two friends about to take an "idyllic three-week cruise in the Mediterranean aboard a friend's chartered yacht".
Vi sono dei libri fondamentali che dovreste assolutamente conoscere per evitare di fare brutte figure durante una conversazione sul lavoro, in società oppure a scuola e non avete ancora avuto "il tempo di leggere"? Per la serie "i Riassunti di farfadette" - pseudonimo dietro il quale si cela una grande esperta delle letterature di tutto il mondo - ecco questa volta in Audiolibro il riassunto di "A sangue freddo", il capostipite dei romanzi-reportage ed anche, forse, il migliore che sia stato scritto.