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The Resource Brooklyn : a personal memoir, Truman Capote ; with the lost photographs of David Attie ; introduction by George Plimpton ; afterword by Eli Attie

Brooklyn : a personal memoir, Truman Capote ; with the lost photographs of David Attie ; introduction by George Plimpton ; afterword by Eli Attie

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Brooklyn : a personal memoir
Title
Brooklyn
Title remainder
a personal memoir
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Truman Capote ; with the lost photographs of David Attie ; introduction by George Plimpton ; afterword by Eli Attie
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eng
Summary
"In 2001, The Little Bookroom published Truman Capote's long-out-of-print homage to Brooklyn, A House in the Heights. In 2014, more than fifty years after they were taken, the original photographs commissioned to illustrate the piece have been discovered by the photographer's son. Also found among the negatives were portraits of Capote taken on that same day; none of the photos have ever been published. Now, in a new edition with a new title, Brooklyn : A Personal Memoir, with the lost photographs of David Attie, the words and images will be united for the first time. The images of Brooklyn provide a stunning and atmospheric visual portrait of the city in 1959--its building, shops, street life, lost moments-- a Brooklyn at once strangely familiar yet largely vanished: horse-drawn wagons delivering produce to housewives, kids swimming in the East River and getting into mischief on the docks, dimly-lit bars, vintage signs, little girls jumping rope, bricklayers, barbers, neighborhood characters, all set against a backdrop of period architecture, that spectacular bridge, and the skyline of Manhattan. The essay itself brings to life the landscape that was for the author a world of grand homes and dimly recalled gentility, of mysterious warehouses and menacing street thugs, a garden overhung with wisteria, and the famous Promenade and waterfront--all rendered in his deft and stylish prose. Originally commissioned for Holiday magazine by John Knowles (later the author of A Separate Peace), the piece remained one of his favorites--especially its surprise ending. At the time, George Plimpton wrote that in the essay, Capote's 'love of history, gossip, character, and a skill at putting all this to words...brings Brooklyn Heights to life as vividly as any landscape Truman ever undertook to survey.' David Attie's photos enhance that landscape in a breathtaking way"--
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contains biographical information
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1924-1984
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Capote, Truman
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Attie, David
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  • Capote, Truman
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Authors, American
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
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Brooklyn : a personal memoir, Truman Capote ; with the lost photographs of David Attie ; introduction by George Plimpton ; afterword by Eli Attie
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
911920674
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9781936941117
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015017904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Brooklyn : a personal memoir, Truman Capote ; with the lost photographs of David Attie ; introduction by George Plimpton ; afterword by Eli Attie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
911920674
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9781936941117
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015017904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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