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The Resource Understanding Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy

Understanding Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy

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Understanding Truman Capote
Title
Understanding Truman Capote
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Fahy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Truman Capote--along with his most famous works In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's--continues to have a powerful hold over the American popular imagination. His glamorous lifestyle, which included hobnobbing with the rich and famous and frequenting the most elite nightclubs in Manhattan, makes him the subject of ongoing interest for public and academic audiences alike. In Understanding Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy provides a new direction for Capote studies that offers a way to reconsider the author's work. By reading Capote's work in its historical context, Fahy reveals the politics shaping his writing and refutes any notion of Capote as disconnected from the political. Instead this study positions him as a writer deeply engaged with the social anxieties of the 1940s and 1950s. Understanding Truman Capote also applies a highly interdisciplinary framework to the author's writing that includes discussions of McCarthyism, the Lavender Scare, automobile culture, juvenile delinquency, suburbia, Beat culture, the early civil rights movement, female sexuality as embodied by celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, and atomic age anxieties. This new approach to Capote studies will be of interest in the fields of literature, history, film, suburban studies, sociology, gender/sexuality studies, African American literary studies, and American and cultural studies. Capote's writing captures the isolation, marginalization, and persecution of those who deviated from or failed to achieve white middle-class ideals and highlights the artificiality of mainstream idealizations about American culture. His work reveals the deleterious consequences of nostalgia, the insidious impact of suppression, the dangers of Cold War propaganda, and the importance of equal rights. Ultimately Capote's writing reflects a critical engagement with American culture that challenges us to rethink our understanding of the 1940s and 1950s
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DLC
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Fahy, Thomas Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3505.A59
LC item number
Z645 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
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  • Capote, Truman
  • Capote, Truman
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Understanding Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Truman Capote -- A tree of night and other stories -- Other voices, other rooms -- The grass harp -- The muses are heard -- Breakfast at Tiffany's -- In cold blood -- Three stories, answered prayers, and Capote in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn861774771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781611173413
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013041090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861774771
  • (Sirsi) a1878984
Label
Understanding Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Truman Capote -- A tree of night and other stories -- Other voices, other rooms -- The grass harp -- The muses are heard -- Breakfast at Tiffany's -- In cold blood -- Three stories, answered prayers, and Capote in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn861774771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781611173413
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013041090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861774771
  • (Sirsi) a1878984

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