Truman Capotes turbulentes Leben: Kolportiert von Freunden, Feinden, Bewunderern und Konkurrenten [NOOK Book]

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"Capote hätte dieses Buch geliebt." Elle Wenn irgendjemand eine Biografie verdient hat, die sich aus unzähligen kleinen Puzzlestücken aus Klatsch und Tratsch zusammensetzt, dann ist es sicherlich Truman Capote, der nichts mehr liebte als Gerüchte. George Plimpton führte für dieses Buch Hunderte von Interviews mit freundlichen und weniger freundlichen Leuten aus Capotes Umfeld, um ihre Stimmen zu einem Text zu verweben, der zeigt, wie vergeblich es ist, nach der Wahrheit zu suchen, wenn man es mit einem Menschen wie Capote zu tun hat. Ein
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Truman Capotes turbulentes Leben: Kolportiert von Freunden, Feinden, Bewunderern und Konkurrenten

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Overview

"Capote hätte dieses Buch geliebt." Elle Wenn irgendjemand eine Biografie verdient hat, die sich aus unzähligen kleinen Puzzlestücken aus Klatsch und Tratsch zusammensetzt, dann ist es sicherlich Truman Capote, der nichts mehr liebte als Gerüchte. George Plimpton führte für dieses Buch Hunderte von Interviews mit freundlichen und weniger freundlichen Leuten aus Capotes Umfeld, um ihre Stimmen zu einem Text zu verweben, der zeigt, wie vergeblich es ist, nach der Wahrheit zu suchen, wenn man es mit einem Menschen wie Capote zu tun hat. Ein talentierter Autor und gleichzeitig ein verrückter, charmanter, eitler, verspielter, herzloser, verlogener Schauspieler. Auf seinem Lebensweg begegnen wir zahlreicher Prominenz von Andy Warhol über Joan Didion, Norman Mailer bis zu seinem Erzfeind Gore Vidal. Sie alle waren Zeugen seines plötzlichen Erfolgs als Schriftsteller mit Frühstück bei Tiffany und Kaltblütig, seines Aufstiegs in der New Yorker High Society und später Beobachter (und sogar Beteiligte) seines jähen Absturzes, der auf die Veröffentlichung von Erhörte Gebete folgte, eines Romanfragments, in dem er so gut wie jeden, den er kannte, gnadenlos verraten und verkauft hat.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783954030675
  • Publisher: Rogner & Bernhard
  • Publication date: 7/10/2014
  • Language: German
  • Sold by: Zebralution
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

George Plimpton (1927-2003 in New York) war ein amerikanischer Autor, Journalist und Förderer junger Schriftsteller. Von 1953 bis zu seinem Lebensende gab er die legendäre Literaturzeitschrift "The Paris Review" heraus. Er schrieb zahlreiche Bücher, darunter "Paper Lion", "Out of my League", "The Bogey Man" und "American Jouney. The Times of Robert F. Kennedy".

Biography

The scion of New England bluebloods who traced their ancestry back to the Mayflower, affable WASP George Plimpton was one of the 20th century's most beloved literary figures. Raised in Manhattan and educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard University, and King's College, Cambridge, Plimpton co-founded The Paris Review in 1953 and served as its editor and guiding light for the next half century. Under his stewardship, the journal became a showcase for serious fiction and poetry by new and emerging writers. It also introduced a new style of author interview emphasizing the creative process and the writer's craft. Called by Salman Rushdie "the finest available inquiry into the 'how' of literature," the Paris Review interview remains an integral part of the magazine.

In addition to these highbrow pursuits, Plimpton is also responsible for originating a popular literary genre. Gregarious and adventurous by nature, he followed his intellectual curiosity into Walter Mitty-like arenas, then chronicled his exploits—most of them noble failures—in works that came to be categorized as "participatory journalism." He sparred with heavyweight champ Archie Moore, pitched in an all-star exhibition baseball game, played percussion for the New York Philharmonic, and tried out for the circus. And although he was famous for lighthearted reportage (most notably Paper Lion, his sidesplitting 1966 account of training with the Detroit Lions football team), he proved his literary chops with well-received oral biographies of Edie Sedgwick and Truman Capote.

Instantly recognizable for his tall, lanky frame and upper-crust Brahmin accent, Plimpton was a popular fixture of the Manhattan literary and social scene. Upon his death in September, 2003, The New York Times recalled his "boundless energy and perpetual bonhomie." Five years later, Random House published George, Being George, an affectionate oral biography composed of anecdotes from more than 200 people who knew Plimpton in his many capacities. Editor and longtime Paris Review colleague Nelson Aldrich described the book as a "kind of literary party, George's last."

Good To Know

Like his grandfather and father before him, Plimpton enrolled in the prestigious New Hampshire prep school, Phillips Exeter Academy. He spent most of his time either in detention or on probation, and was finally expelled several months shy of graduation. The family was chagrinned, and Plimpton spent many years trying to atone for his failure. By the way, he graduated right on schedule from Daytona Beach High School!

Plimpton loved athletics, and much of the "participatory journalism" for which he's famous revolves around sports. He wrote books about his less-than-successful exploits in professional baseball (Out of My League), football (Paper Lion; Mad Ducks and Bears), golf (The Bogey Man), and hockey (Open Net).

He also loved fireworks and spent a lot of time with the Grucci family, whose Long Island-based company produced spectacular displays. He chronicled his longtime passion in the 1984 book Fireworks, and Mayor John Lindsay appointed him Fireworks Commissioner of New York, an unofficial title totally unrelated to government.

Plimpton made occasional forays into film, usually as an extra or in cameo appearances as himself.

A longtime friend of the Kennedy clan, Plimpton was with Bobby Kennedy in 1968 when the presidential candidate was assassinated. He also was in Norman Mailer's apartment the night the writer stabbed his wife.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      March 18, 1927
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, NY
    1. Date of Death:
      September 25, 2003
    2. Place of Death:
      New York, NY
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English Literature, Harvard University, 1950; Master's degree, Cambridge University, 1952

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