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Resenha: Bonequinha de Luxo - Truman Capote

O Capote sempre me fascinou, mas eu nunca tinha lido nada dele. Ouvia falar de sua amizade com a Harper Lee que escreveu O Sol é Para Todos, e de como ele expandiu os limites da literatura com seu jornalismo literário, mas achava que ele era uma espécie de monstro sagrado que não podia ser tocado, assim como Joyce, ou Nabokov. 737 more words

Books Everyone Should Read

Writer and designer David McCandless created this challenging infographic for his new book Knowledge Is Beautiful. How many have you read ?


In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

This book, about the random killing of a well-respected Kansas family, is important because it was the first in the “True Crime” genre.  The author, assisted by his friend Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird), spent years sifting through documents and interviewing witnesses. 240 more words


The Natural Shape of a Story

Truman Capote was asked in an interview by Patti Hill, “How does one arrive at short-story technique?”

I love his answer: “Since each story presents its own technical problems, obviously one can’t generalize about them on a two-times-two-equals-four basis. 94 more words

Writing Quotes

This Day in Crime History: November 15, 1959

On this date in 1959, two ex-convicts murdered four members of the Clutter family at their home in Kansas. The murderers, Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, broke into the Clutter home after being told of Herbert Clutter’s cash-filled safe. 145 more words

True Crime

I agree with… Truman Capote

Pati Hill: “Are there devices one can use in improving one’s technique?”
Truman Capote: “Work is the only device I know of. Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. 321 more words

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