The Early Stories of Truman Capote

The Early Stories of Truman Capote

Book - 2015
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"In a small Southern town, a teenage girl anxiously waits for her date to arrive. A little boy meets his dream dog in Central Park. A woman fights to save the life of a child who has her lover's eyes. Best friends discuss the theoretical murder of husbands. In these never-before-published stories, written by Truman Capote when he was in his teens and twenties, Capote-the-Writer is already recognizable. His prose: witty, poignant, and crystal-clear. His characters: solitary, observant young children; charming and naïve young women whom you could imagine befriending Holly Golightly; aging urban sophisticates worn down by cynicism. His settings: the rural South of his childhood and the cosmopolitan New York of the 1940s. This splendid collection offers readers to opportunity to see the confident first steps of one of the 20th century's most-acclaimed writers onto the path that would lead to his most beloved works"--
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780812998221
0812998227
Branch Call Number: FIC CAPOTE, TRUMAN
Characteristics: xxii, 177 pages ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Als, Hilton

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JCLEdwardR Aug 16, 2016

A fairly light read. I have been reading early short story works by some of the greatest authors and this one is a mix bag. You can see where Capote was already on track to be a strong writer and it is nice to see where he was still working his craft.

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