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Other Voices, Other Rooms

Other Voices Other Rooms 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 omino

  • Title: Other Voices, Other Rooms
  • Author: Truman Capote
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.Note Alternate cover of ISBN13 9780141187655

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    1. In 1935, at an early age of 11, Capote began writing. The first novel that he attempted to write was Summer Crossing but one day, while he and a fellow southerner and writer Carlson McCullers, the author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940), were walking in the woods, he got inspired to write something about the rural life in the South. So, he set Summer Crossing aside and wrote this book. This then became his first published book (1948) when Capote was 24 years old. The style is Southern Goth [...]

    2. my favorite quotes:"l his prayers of the past had been simple concrete requests: God, give me a bicycle, a knife with seven blades, a box of oil paints. Only how, how, could you say something so indefinite, so meaningless as this: God, let me be loved."" few of us learn that love is tenderness, and tenderness is not, as a fair proportion suspect, pity; and still fewer know that happiness in love is not the absolute focusing of all emotion in another: one has always to love a good many things whi [...]

    3. Other Voices, Other Rooms: Capote's Swamp Baroque Concerto in Three MovementsOther Voices, Other Rooms was an attempt to exorcise demons, an unconscious, altogether intuitive attempt, for I was not aware, except for a few incidents and descriptions, of its being in any serious degree autobiographical. Rereading it now, I find such self-deception unpardonable.--Truman Capote, The Dogs Bark, New York, Random House, 1973First Edition Having just re-read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, I return [...]

    4. Truman Capote is currently my favorite writer. The poetic fashion in which he brings a novel to life is extraordinary and I hope he can continue to impress me. He introduces his characters in a perfect order, and they are people you want to know more about. The only drawback to this book, his first novel, is that he assumed I understood where he was going at every turn, and I didn’t. I wanted a big ending that made we want to start the book over from the beginning. I didn’t get it.

    5. Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms is more of a raising yourself through experiences and colored glasses- green, red, rose, purple, the whole over the rainbow spectrum- world views than coming of age. The painful growth into what you think you are, and who you really are. I'm more and more irritated with "coming of age" tag these days, since I can't accept that there's this point where one comes to this point, and then you're done. It's more like stops and starts, backwards and forwards, [...]

    6. “Other Voices, Other Rooms” by Truman CapoteBook Review by Jay GilbertsonThis is maybe the eighth, could be the ninth time I’ve read this amazing little novel and I know for certain I’ll read it again one day. Billed as Capote’s first, and in my opinion his best work, Other Voices, Other Rooms is truly an amazing piece of literature and still haunts me today. The author took a classic coming-of-age theme and carefully, subtly and with fascinatingly flawed characters—ripped it to smi [...]

    7. Southern Gothic on steroids and/or mushrooms. During a recent re-read of To Kill a Mockingbird I learned that Harper Lee and Truman Capote were childhood friends and that each of them had based a character in their novels on each other. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Ms. Lee based Dill Harris on Mr. Capote and in Other Voices, Other Rooms Mr. Capote based Idabel Thompkins on Ms. Lee. They both describe these quirky characters so affectionately that the affection became contagious for me. Maybe it isn [...]

    8. "Si sentiva escluso, privo di identità, un ragazzo di pietra su un piedistallo di legno fradicio" INCIPITChi deve recarsi a Noon City non può che servirsi di un mezzo di fortuna, poiché non vi sono né treni né corriere che vadano in quella direzione; c'è solo un camion della Chuberry Turpentine Company che sei giorni la settimana preleva merci e posta a Paradise Chapel, la città più vicina; e qualche volta chi è diretto a Neon City può ottenere un passaggio dal conducente del camion, S [...]

    9. It wasn't until after seeing "Capote" (excellent film, by the by) that I got the itch to read something by the film's namesake. Thus far my first choice, "In Cold Blood," has been checked out every time I've gone to the library, so I settled instead for his first novel, "Other Voices, Other Rooms." I was not surprised to see the young protagonist, Joel, as a reflection of Capote himself. What did interest me, however, was that in the twenty-fifth anniversary edition I was reading, Capote wrote a [...]

    10. Why is it that when I find a book worthy of five stars I'm at a loss for words, and can't write anything sensible about it? Well, let's just say that I fell head over heels with Capote after this one. One hundred percent more skill than his friend Harper Lee. The way Capote uses words is simple yet it creates a strong sense of place. The lack of plot doesn't really matter for me personally, because there's everything I could ever need from a Southern Gothic novel. Eccentric characters, ambiguous [...]

    11. Pot afirma cu stupoare (peiorativ), că Truman Capote nu este unul din autorii moderni care impresionează. Cel puţin nu prin acest volum. Din punctul meu de vedere, nu-şi merită faima. Comparând opera lui cu cea a lui William Styron ori -mergând un strop înapoi- cu cea a lui Hemingway, Capote nu este o figura proeminentă a literaturii americane. Repet: nu prin acest roman.

    12. Bellissimo romanzo di formazione, disseminato di riferimenti autobiografici, che l’autore riveste di una fitta rete di simboli di innegabile fascino. Il viaggio del tredicenne Joel Harrison Knox verso un luogo sperduto nella campagna del profondo Sud degli Stati Uniti, per incontrare il padre che non conosce, è innanzi tutto la toccante vicenda di un adolescente assetato di affetti; insieme, però, è anche una rappresentazione paradigmatica del processo di crescita, ovvero dell’abbandono d [...]

    13. You know Truman Capote's famous quote about how he felt that he and Perry Smith grew up in the same house, and then one day he got up and walked out through the front door, while Perry left out the back? Also, you know the unnecessary speculation that Capote actually wrote his friend Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird? I really enjoyed this book with its odd, closely observed detail and gothic, Southern, open claustrophobia. Still, it kind of feels like this book and To Kill a Mockingbird incuba [...]

    14. Un filo d’ambiguità serpeggia tra fantasmi da combattere e vincere, amore da trovare e vivere. A Skully's Landing, sospeso in un limbo, tra sogno e realtà, il giovane Joel inizia la sua ricerca, il suo percorso di crescita e rinascita. Pagine belle e intense. Intime e profonde. Però… Ho qualche perplessità sulla traduzione. Mi rendo conto che il romanzo uscito in America nel 1948 fu tradotto e pubblicato l’anno successivo in Italia. Probabilmente il traduttore lavorò sotto pressione e [...]

    15. Моя осінь почалася з цієї книжки Трумена Капоте. І це був чудовий початок улюбленої пори. "Інші голоси, інші кімнати" - четверта прочитана мною книжка автора. І найкраща. Мене вона вразила і зачепила навіть більше за легендарну "З холодним серцем" - розслідування, з якого бере [...]

    16. Other Voices, Other Rooms is a coming-of-age novel but I felt there was no real plot or point; I struggled to understand what was happening for half the novel. I’d finally feel I got to grips with it and understood what was happening, only to turn the page and feel lost all over again. I feel like this novel was meant to be a profound piece of literature but it felt a bit like Capote tried too hard, tried to be too poetic and mysterious and totally lost me, as a reader, along the way.My favour [...]

    17. “The windows of the house are cracked and shattered, hollow as eyeless sockets; a rotted balcony leans perilously forward, and yellow sunflower birds hide their nests in its secret places; the scaling outer walls are ragged with torn, weather-faded posters that flutter when there is a wind. Among the town kids it is a sign of great valor to enter these black rooms after dark and signal with a match-flame from a window on the topmost floor.”Although Other Voices, Other Rooms doesn’t feature [...]

    18. Πέρυσι τον Αύγουστο ήταν που διάβασα για πρώτη φορά βιβλίο του Τρούμαν Καπότε: Το κλασικό "Εν ψυχρώ", που τόσο πολύ μου άρεσε. Εδώ έχουμε να κάνουμε με κάτι εντελώς διαφορετικό, όμως: Όχι με ένα μυθιστορηματικό χρονικό μιας αληθινής υπόθεσης, αλλά με μια γλυκόπικρη ιστορία εν [...]

    19. Nach dem Tod seiner Mutter reist der sensible und ein wenig feminine dreizehnjährige Joel von New Orleans ins Kaff Noon City, um dort bei seinem Vater zu leben, den er seit seinem ersten Lebensjahr nicht gesehen hat. Der Familiensitz Skully´s Landing ist eine Mischung aus dem verzauberten Garten und dem Haus Usher. Das ehemals prächtige Anwesen verfällt in pittoresker Schönheit und auch seine Bewohner sind nur Schatten einer fernen Vergangenheit. Da ist Joels Stiefmutter Amy, nervös und th [...]

    20. 2.5Once again, Capotes writing is masterful. Unfortunately, the quality of writing wasn't enough to merit a high rating. This story of a young man going home to meet his father among a group of eclectic characters had a lot of potential, but ultimately, the story went nowhere. I had the sense that Truman was leaning too hard on an artsy-fartsy style and the result was a book that failed to entertain me.

    21. Possibly the spookiest aspect of this unsettling novel is the knowledge you bring to it: Capote was only 23-24 when he wrote it, and yet he exists in two of its autobiographical characters -- Joel, the young teenager, and his uncle Randolph, the theatrical, narcissistic, unstable alcoholic that prefigures the role Capote would play in his own life. Or so it struck me.Gerald Clarke wrote that one of the novel's themes was "the loneliness that afflicts all but the stupid or insensitive," and that [...]

    22. Before the drinking, the fame, the chaos, and the loss, Capote wrote this amazing novel about a boy's journey into manhood. This work ranks as one of the best with some amazing peripheral images. A strange classic not designed for the fandom crowd.

    23. People under the impression the discussion of gender and sexuality is a new thing are so wrong. And this book wasn’t some underground gem that’s simmered on the back burner, like so much LGBTQ fiction. It makes you wonder if we’ve gone backward, because this was a huge hit when it was published in 1948, vaulting Truman Capote into the stratosphere. I have loved Truman Capote since the 90’s, when I finally read In Cold Blood and The Grass Harp, but I didn’t re-read this (which I read in [...]

    24. What in the hell did I just read? I guess this is a bildungsroman of sorts, but it's missing the bil and sroman, and you can see what we're left with. A very strange book. I heard that the character of Idabel was based on Truman Capote's real life childhood friend Harper Lee, and that Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird was based on Truman. It all sounded like fun, so I checked it out. Now that I'm done with it Well, it bears repeating: What in the hell did I just read? Stand by while I consult the in [...]

    25. (На снимката е Труман Капоти. Това е ултра провокативната (уж) фотография, красяща корицата на първото издание на книгата – снимка, която разбунва духовете, но – според мен – не заради сексуалността си, както намеквали критиците тогава, а заради младостта на автора; постоян [...]

    26. Прекрасният описателен език на Труман Капоти за съзряването на едно момче (което може би е той самият). Думи, които наистина оживяват и се преживяват. Не може да не се пренесеш там и да не чувстваш това, което чувстват и героите. Иначе, няма кой знае какви случки, но е красиво и [...]

    27. Truman Capote's novel is so beautifully written that I found it hard to believe it was his first. There is a lyrical, dancing quality to his writing, like sunlight dancing on waves, that carries you along, e.g 'He lay there on a bed of cold pebbles, the cool water washing, rippling over him; he wished he were a leaf, like the current-carried leaves riding past; leaf-boy, he would float lightly away, float and fade into a river, an ocean, the world's greatest flood.' His descriptions of his chara [...]

    28. This is my first Truman Capote book read. Although it was almost 2 years ago I remember the book like it was yesterday. The fact that this was his first (actually second 'Summer Crossing') book shocks me because of the maturity and clarvoyence that comes through his writing, his words are a seperate art form that feels as though it's only meant for a select few. Luckily I feel like one of those few because I was automatically drawn to his style of prose and his effectivness in word usage. He can [...]

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