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Philip Seymour Hoffman overleden

February 2nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in film, FOCUS | Comments Off on Philip Seymour Hoffman overleden

Philip Seymour Hoffman overleden

Ik lees net dat de acteur Philip Seymour Hoffman overleed ten gevolge van een overdosis (zie de New York Times). Hij was 46 jaar oud/jong (afhankelijk van de lezer). Ik heb verschillende van zijn filmen, onder andere ‘Doubt’ met Meryl Streep, maar ik zal hem altijd blijven herinneren voor zijn rol in Capote. Hij speelt […]

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

July 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Cansas farmer, his wife and children. Truman Capote’s comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of this study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible, yet entirely and frighteningly human.

The book that made Capote’s name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative.

short stories by Truman Capote and Alice Munro

May 19th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Engelse literatuur, English texts | Comments Off on short stories by Truman Capote and Alice Munro

I just read two volumes of short stories. Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Alice Munro’s Too Much Happiness. Both collections contain a rather longish story, or novella, and both gave the name to their respective collection. Of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is very well known thanks to the film with the same name, starring […]

Truman Capote, Music for Chameleons

May 19th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Truman Capote, Music for Chameleons

Music for Chameleons Truman Capote taal: Engels gepubliceerd door: Penguin gedrukt: 2000 bindwijze: paperback isbn: 978-0-14-118461-6 pagina’s: 262 verworven via: Amazon

Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

May 2nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Truman Capote: Truman Capote taal: Engels gepubliceerd door: Penguin Classics first published: 1958 this editie: 2008 bindwijze: yapp binding isbn: 978-0-141-18953-6 pagina’s: 158 verworven via: Amazon Penguin has always had much attention for the look of a book, the design, the typography. Think for instance of the series of classics published to commemorate Penguin’s 60th […]

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote

April 11th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Engelse literatuur, English texts | Comments Off on In Cold Blood, Truman Capote

I bought this book because a few weeks ago I saw the movie Capote. A very strong movie with a superb performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman (for which he deservedly received an Oscar). Frankly, I didn’t know Truman Capote. To my amazement I learned that he had written Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And a friend of […]

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

March 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Cansas farmer, his wife and children. Truman Capote’s comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of this study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible, yet entirely and frighteningly human.

The book that made Capote’s name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative.

Truman Capote

March 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in miscellanea | Comments Off on Truman Capote

Truman Capote

Mijn zoon probeert mij wel eens te overtuigen om ook mijn dvd’s online te zetten. Dat is natuurlijk makkelijk als je een cadeautje wil kopen, vlug even checken of hij het al heeft of niet. Maar daarvoor onderhoud ik natuurlijk mijn website niet. Mijn boeken (op dit ogenblik 2108) staan allemaal online, maar er is […]



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