Plegarias Atendidas

Plegarias Atendidas

by Truman Capote

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/08/2015

 
El protagonista de la novela ingenioso, encantador, bisexual, absolutamente amoral logro escaparse de un orfanato a los trece anos, aprendio el oficio de masajista y se las ingenio para convertirse en un picaro moderno y codearse con los ricos y los famosos, desempenando unas veces el papel de confidente, otras el de bufon y, para los lectores de esta novela, el de divertidisimo cronista de las disparatadas vidas de la jet-set. Este libro es, en buena parte, un roman a clef y, a veces, ni siquiera necesita claves, pues por sus paginas desfilan junto a retratos tenuemente disfrazados de escritores como Tennessee Williams, actrices como Greta Garbo, millonarios como Niarchos, personajes reales, como las inefables Mrs. Mathau y Mrs. Cooper, cuyos dialogos sobre la vida y costumbres (preferentemente sexuales) de otros miembros de la alta sociedad estan reproducidos con cruel fidelidad. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Although Truman Capote's last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. Tracing the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Cote Basque, from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently finny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.
ISBN:
9786073131018
9786073131018
Category:
Erotic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-08-2015
Language:
Spanish
Publisher:
Debolsillo
Country of origin:
Mexico
Pages:
176
Dimensions (mm):
188x127x15mm
Weight:
0.18kg
Truman Capote

Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1924 and was raised in various parts of the south, his family spending winters in New Orleans and summers in Alabama and New Georgia.

By the age of fourteen he had already started writing short stories, some of which were published. He left school when he was fifteen and subsequently worked for the New Yorker which provided his first - and last - regular job.

Following his spell with the New Yorker, Capote spent two years on a Louisiana farm where he wrote Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). He lived, at one time or another, in Greece, Italy, Africa and the West Indies, and travelled in Russia and the Orient.

He is the author of many highly praised books, including A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1949), The Grass Harp (1951), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958), In Cold Blood (1965), which immediately became the centre of a storm of controversy on its publication, Music for Chameleons (1980) and Answered Prayers (1986), all of which are published by Penguin. Truman Capote died in August 1984.

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