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This is one of 50 fascinating, disturbing, moving or funny short books published in an appealing new format to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 'Penguin Modern Classics'....

Title : Kindergeburtstag
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ISBN : 9783036955216
Format Type : e-Book
Number of Pages : 100 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Kindergeburtstag Reviews

  • Parastoo
    2019-05-18 17:27

    چه ترجمهٔ بدی! بیچاره ترومن کاپوتی. فکر کنم اگر داستان‌ها را به زبان اصلی می‌خواندم، خیلی بیشتر خوشم می‌آمد.

  • Farah Shamma
    2019-04-29 13:15

    I really liked this small book. When I first started it, I didn’t get invested in the first story (the title story) for some reason because I had hit a reading slump and was forcing my way through this tiny book. I found the writing to be very quirky and the characters even more so. I usually like reading that sort of thing, but found myself disengaged with the story. I feel like I should have liked it, and perhaps with a reread, I will. Miss Bobbit’s character was certainly very intriguing (and is said to be the inspiration behind a certain Holly Golightly)When I was partway out of my reading slump, I read the second story, A Christmas Memory, I started to love the book and really understood how Capote was trying to capture that childhood essence and innocence. The second story is so precious and written so wonderfully the I found myself transported to a time when life was blessed with simple pleasures. When things were uncomplicated in the little childhood memories that we all have and in the friendships that we make. The last story, A Tree of Night, was definitely creepy. I’m not sure what the resolve – if there was one – at the end was. The story itself though was very interesting and I was waiting for things to happen, but in a way, they didn’t or I missed it. Either way, I really enjoyed this little booklet of stories that convey a sense of child-like wonder, an innocence, and a quirkiness. This is my first Capote experience and now that I’ve read this, I think I have a sense of his writing style, and I think I like it.

  • Natasha P.
    2019-05-01 20:20

    La verdad, esa niña si tenia un futuro por delante. Adorable. Truman Capote sabe hacer lo suyo.

  • David Duica
    2019-05-01 16:34

    "Sólo se puede odiar tanto cuando también se ama". Es la primera vez que leo algo del autor y creo que es su primer relato/cuento. Capote tiene una formas de escribir que te cautiva desde la primera linea y hace que una historia tan corta se vuelva entrañable. También pude descubrir la capacidad que tiene el autor de retratar un tan mágicamente que hace transportarte a dicho lugar fácilmente. Sin lugar a duda quedo con un buen sabor en la boca después de leer Niños en su cumpleaños y con unas inmensas ganas de seguir descubriendo la magia que tiene este autor.Recomendado para aquellos que como yo quieran empezar con este autor o para esos que aman leer un buen relato.

  • مروان البلوشي
    2019-04-28 20:33

    أسلوبه مباشر وحساس، فيه خلط بين عدة توجهات وأساليب معينة. والنتيجة جميلة

  • Hamza
    2019-05-06 16:30

    "And she was right. If you are not admired no one will take the trouble to disapprove."

  • Bailee Walsh
    2019-05-20 14:34

    There are three short stories included in this Mini Modern Classic: Children On Their Birthdays, A Christmas Memory, and A Tree of Night. Children On Their Birthdays is entertaining but not that interesting. Although something that made it better was that I forgot that in the beginning Miss Bobbit's death is mentioned, so when I got to the end it was abrubt and shocking. I didn't read A Christmas Memory because I have already read that, as it is a part of the edition of Breakfast At Tiffany's I have. A Tree of Night I really like! First of all I like the language and the descriptive words and phrases Capote writes. Second, I love the aspect of observing. There's lots of imagery included which really makes the setting of being on a train come to life. Third, it is a story about people, and although not much information is included about who the characters are it is interesting. This story was also very fast paced for me, especially compared to Children On Their Birthdays.

  • Peter Dunn
    2019-05-21 17:37

    I acquired this as part of the Penguin Mini Modern Classics 50-volume box set. It’s a great way of pushing you to read outside one’s comfort zone as you feel obliged to read them all as you have bought them and their small size means they take hardly any time to read. The disadvantage of this series is that it threatens to expand your reading wish list even further than its already impossible boundaries, and that is what has happened this time. This has won me over to Capote. The title story in this collection gives away the ending in its very first line yet it grips you so much you just hope that line will change, but this is not a collection of happy stories…..

  • Ryan
    2019-05-19 14:14

    It took me the first story of this three-story compilation to get reacquainted with Capote's unique style, and once I did I found it to be quite addictive. Even though most of these stories deal with children at various ages, the themes are unmistakable mature. Capote has an amazing way of capturing the emotions of his characters as he describes their actions. We are never told why a character might be insecure or troubled about their past, for example, but these qualities come through the prose very easily and quickly endear us to the character's qualities. This is a great installment in the Mini Modern Classics series.

  • Kat
    2019-04-29 21:18

    Contains three short stories: Children on their Birthdays (great fun), A Christmas Memory (sweet and touching) and A Tree of Night (definitely creepy), all set in the deep South.Another contender for a 3.5 - Capote's ability to present his settings is amazing but on occasion, I find his characters a little too much like caricatures.

  • Mark JEaston
    2019-05-01 21:23

    Cast with a fertile entourage of bucolic characters, Capote masterfully crafts a fragile series of stories that are cast against the inevitable and unyielding fervour of the Deep South. At once sad as they are beautiful, dusty as they are fresh, these are tales that tap into the rich seams that lie in even the smallest enclaves of the human spirit.

  • Simon
    2019-04-27 13:19

    Three stories. Two good, one masterpiece. "Children on their birthdays" is strong on character and the observation of children's behaviour, and "A Tree of Night" is subtly creepy and menacing, if a little slight. But "A Christmas Memory" is perfect. Tender, poetic, original and very moving, full of telling and heartbreaking details.

  • Maggie
    2019-05-03 19:26

    perfectly written, easily read, and 100% good stories. the man was a genius. and i'm a big fan of truman capote. this pocket edition holds "children on their birthdays" ... "a christmas memory" ... and "a tree of night" which i still don't completely get.

  • Katherine Simmons
    2019-05-25 15:23

    A christmas memory is my favourite from this tiny selection, however all of them regardless of the shortness of the book invoke the world in which he wrote about vividly. For most part they are matter of fact but charming glimpses into a bygone age.

  • Hannah
    2019-05-20 20:17

    Ich liebe dieses kleine Büchlein! Ich habe es an einem Tag durchgelesen und dabei geweint und gelacht. Mehr kann man von einem Buch nicht verlangen.

  • Clova
    2019-04-28 13:24

    I wish each short story was actually a whole book.

  • Alix
    2019-05-16 15:19

    Really like Capote's style, and I had already read one of the stories before and loved it. Very talented short story writer.

  • Eg
    2019-05-09 17:28

    A good mix of reality and fantasy in a small town. Miss Bobbit is a nice out-of-the-time character that influences everything in different ways.

  • Mariana
    2019-05-11 21:40

    Perfecto. "Aquella noche nos olvidamos de todo, de los velorios y de los platos del fregadero". P. 47

  • Cliodhna Ni Ghadhra
    2019-05-10 18:19

    Brilliantly unsentimental and somewhat reminiscent of Holly Golightly.

  • Lothar Hernández
    2019-05-26 18:29

    Mini lectura

  • Gary
    2019-05-21 16:40

    Beautiful short story by the talented Truman Capote.His writing is so easy to read and the characters come to life with his excellent descriptive text.

  • Orfa Alarcón
    2019-05-17 13:27

    Capote siempre insuperable.

  • Кремена Михайлова
    2019-05-23 13:31

    “…what is more, she looked you in the eye with manlike directness.”

  • Lauren Strickland
    2019-05-27 15:35

    I don't think I can write a review of anything Capote without bias - I am simply in love. Anything he wrote I am bound to adore.

  • Milly Cohen
    2019-05-20 17:35

    UY. LO AMÉ.

  • Dadis Steadman
    2019-05-04 16:30

    It is just sweet and lovely