The Early Stories Of Truman Capote

£8.99

In a small Southern town, a teenage girl anxiously waits for her date to arrive. A woman fights to save the life of a child who has her lover’s eyes. Best friends on the Upper East Side discuss the theoretical murder of husbands. In these never-before-published stories, set in the rural South and the cosmopolitan New York of the 1940s, written by Truman Capote in his teens and twenties, the American master is already recognizable. This collection offers readers the opportunity to see the confident first steps of one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed writers.

Description

‘Breathtaking … The stories are special. They stand in their own right as lovely vignettes of the lives of the lonely, broken and troubled’ Andrew Johnson, Independent

Written when Truman Capote was in his teens and twenties, these recently-discovered short stories give a rare insight into an American icon. Tales of disappointed lovers, ageing spinsters, hoboes and murderous housewives, of yearning, poverty, despair, compassion, wit and wonder, they show us the boy from Alabama who became one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated literary voices.

‘An intriguing glimpse of Capote as a boy: precocious, provocative, spirited and strange, a “pocket Merlin” spinning tall tales’ Olivia Laing, New Statesman

Additional information

Weight 0.145 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

192

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K