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The early fiction of one of the nation s most celebrated writers, Truman Capote, as he takes his first bold steps into the canon of American literature 

Recently rediscovered in the archives of the New York Public Library, these short stories provide an unparalleled look at Truman Capote writing in his teens and early twenties, before he penned such classics as" Other Voices, Other Rooms, " "Breakfast at Tiffany s, "and "In Cold Blood." This collection of more than a dozen pieces showcases the young Capote developing the unique voice and sensibility that would make him one of the twentieth century s most original writers. 

Spare yet heartfelt, these stories summon our compassion and feeling at every turn. Capote was always drawn to outsiders women, children, African Americans, the poor because he felt like one himself from a very early age. Here we see Capote s powers of empathy developing as he depicts his characters struggling at the margins of their known worlds. A boy experiences the violence of adulthood when he pursues an escaped convict into the woods. Petty jealousies lead to a life-altering event for a popular girl at Miss Burke s Academy for Young Ladies. In a time of extraordinary loss, a woman fights to save the life of a child who has her lover s eyes. 

In these stories we see early signs of Capote s genius for creating unforgettable characters built of complexity and yearning. Young women experience the joys and pains of new love. Urbane sophisticates are worn down by cynicism. Children and adults alike seek understanding in a treacherous world. There are tales of crime and violence; of racism and injustice; of poverty and despair. And there are tales of generosity and tenderness; compassion and connection; wit and wonder. Above all there is the developing voice of a writer born in the Deep South who will use and eventually break from that tradition to become a literary figure like no other. 
With a foreword by the celebrated "New Yorker "critic Hilton Als, this volume of early stories is essential for understanding how a boy from Monroeville, Alabama, became a legend in American literature. 







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誠品26碼 /2681358114007
ISBN 13 /9780241202425
ISBN 10 /0241202426
EAN /9780241202425

頁數256
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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