The Early Stories of Truman Capote

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$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
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Pages
208
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812987690

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About the Author
Truman Capote was born in New Orleans on September 30, 1924. In 1948 his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, was published to international critical acclaim, assuring Capote a place among the prominent postwar American writers. He won the O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize twice and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His other works include Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Grass Harp, and the nonfiction masterpiece In Cold Blood. Truman Capote died on August 25, 1984 in Los Angeles.

Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His work also appears in The New York Review of Books. He is the author of The Women and White Girls. He lives in New York.
Reviews
"[The Early Stories of Truman Capote] succeeds at conveying the writer's youthful rawness. . . . These stories capture a moment when Capote was hungry to capture the rural South, the big city, and the subtle emotions that so many around him were determined to keep unspoken."--USA Today

"A window on the young writer's emerging voice and creativity . . . Capote's ability to conjure a time, place and mood with just a few sentences is remarkable."--Associated Press

"Blueprints of the august, confident, and delightfully acerbic writer-to-come."--The Los Angeles Review of Books

"Dazzling."--The Columbus Dispatch

"[Capote's early] stories are special. Not just because they give a glimpse of an author finding his voice; or for the traces of his masterpieces. But also because they stand in their own right as lovely vignettes of the lives of the lonely, broken and troubled. . . . If you consider they were written when he was a child--aged between eleven and nineteen--then they become breathtaking in their precocity, craftsmanship, simplicity and the tenderness he became renowned for."--The Independent (U.K.)

"These ten-plus stories were written when Capote was a teenager and young man and will shed light on his subsequent work while remaining sharply observed pleasures in their own right."--Library Journal

"[A] gathering of the great American prose stylist's earliest pieces, published for the first time . . . Students of both Capote and the short story will find this instructive and entertaining."--Kirkus Reviews