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Plegarias atendidas de Truman Capote
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Plegarias atendidas (1987 original; edició 2006)

de Truman Capote, Angel Luis Hernández (Traductor)

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As it follows 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 highpriced 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 funny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.… (més)
Membre:juanjov
Títol:Plegarias atendidas
Autors:Truman Capote
Altres autors:Angel Luis Hernández (Traductor)
Informació:Barcelona : Anagrama, c2006.
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:Cap

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Pregàries ateses de Truman Capote (1987)

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El protagonista de la novela, ingenioso, encantador, bisexual, absolutamente amoral logró escaparse de un orfanato a los trece años, aprendió el oficio de masajista y se las ingenió para convertirse en un pícaro moderno y codearse con los ricos y los famosos, desempeñando unas veces el papel de confidente, otras el de bufón y, para los lectores de esta novela, el de divertidísimo cronista de las disparatadas vidas de la jet-set. Este libro es, en buena parte, un roman à clef y, a veces, ni siquiera necesita claves, pues por sus páginas 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 diálogos sobre la vida y costumbres (preferentemente sexuales) de otros miembros de la alta sociedad están reproducidos con cruel fidelidad.
  ArchivoPietro | Oct 24, 2020 |
Never finished, tantalizing few stories published after his death. ( )
  Karen74Leigh | Jun 10, 2020 |
Every novel is a form of catharsis in one way or another. It's the deal we make when we buy a book: if the author packages their woes, hopes and gripes well and in an entertaining way, then we will patiently listen and even enjoy ourselves. With all the reader oriented writing Truman did in his career, in the final analysis it's clear that he ultimately did not understand for whom he was writing. In Answered Prayers we see the world through Truman's eyes as he must have experienced life on earth from his humble beginnings up until his humble death. In between he became fascinated with the sordid lives and lifestyles of the rich and famous. Answered Prayers reads in some ways as Martin Luther's accusation and is about the same size.

Through Answered Prayers Truman wanted to establish himself as the modern day Proust and he sincerely believed it was his masterpiece. Instead we read page after page about the diversification of vices throughout the 20th century. Almost every sentence demonstrates that Truman saw life through the eyes of inanimate objects, amongst which he counted all his living 'friends'. With great ease he rattles off litanies of then well known names and luxury brands, most of which nobody will have heard of today. Another great mistake I feel since, unlike Proust, Truman immediately dates his work and made it instantly ephemeral.

Granted the writing is as usual of a high quality and extremely mellifluousness, but that doesn't save the work in the least. How much do we really care about the main character, and by proxy about Truman himself? Do we believe everything he says? Do we care if we believe him or not?

In the end the book attempts to answer the one question Truman tried to answer all of his life for himself: "With all these unspoiled monsters, why am I the unlovable one?" ( )
  TheCriticalTimes | Jan 4, 2013 |
En este breve, pero maravilloso libro, Capote cuenta lo que ha aprendido de la vida mediante el personaje de P. B. Jones, un huérfano que desde que tiene memoria ha sobrevivido aprovechándose de su atractivo y su versatilidad sexual; conviertiéndose en una puta de alto standing de la élite neoyorkina que, al no conseguir éxito como escritor, se dedica a observar, como si de un experimento se tratase, los comportamientos y desviaciones de todo aquel que se cruce en su camino.
  kika66 | Feb 15, 2012 |
At first I was nervous - afraid that Answered Prayers would prove to be a queeny catalogue - yawn...

The queer narrator's voice is established promptly, skillfully. All too quickly I found myself carried along by the delightful prose and by the beguiling PB Jones. It is a joy just to read a page, maybe that's why it just doesn't seem to matter that this is an unfinished novel.

Here's some of my favourite bits:

"As a matter of fact, I am writing this on YMCA stationery in a Manhattan YMCA, where I have been existing the last month in a viewless second-floor cell. I'd prefer the sixth floor - so if I decided to climb out the window, it would make a vital difference."

"Perhaps what I wanted in the way of a wife was the city itself, my happiness there, my sense of inevitable fame, fortune. Alas, what I married was a girl."

"...her parents came to visit us: a pair of Swedish brutes from Minnesota, a mammoth twosome twice the size of their daughter."

"Mr Boatwright was the fiction editor of a women's fashion magazine...He came to my attention, or rather I came to his, when one day he spoke to our writing class. I was sitting in the front row, and I could tell, by the way his chilly crotch-watching eyes kept gravitating toward me, what was spinning around in his pretty curly-grey head."

"The editor, with a sleepy gesture meant to disguise cobra alertness, motioned me toward it (his own chair, as I later discovered, contained a little pillow with an embroidered inscription: MOTHER)."

And I'm only seven pages in. You get the picture... this is a really rewarding read if you love skillful writing. ( )
  whipbird | Aug 28, 2011 |
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"It was the transparent identities in [the final chapter] that did Capote in. Even to this day it is fashionable in fashionable circles to take the line that poor Truman lost his marbles ... it is clear that Capote had the raw material for a best-selling nonfiction book and should have written it as just that."

"The trouble with 'Answered Prayers' is that Capote at this stage was not amenable to the demands of nonfiction. He was out of control in his life and in his art. ... Nonetheless, out of this conflict Capote could occasionally create art. Between the cloudbursts of malice there are flashes of prose in 'Answered Prayers' that bring the aching reminder of a more whole writer, prose that makes the heart sing and the narrative fly."
afegit per jasbro | editaThe New York Times, Tina Brown (Sep 13, 1987)
 

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (7 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Truman Capoteautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Cayatte, Telier HenriqueDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Demarty, PierreTraductionautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hernández, Ángel LuisTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Luna, José LuisTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Schlüter, MargaretTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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As it follows 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 highpriced 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 funny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

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