Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
The Complete Stories Of Truman Capote Short Stories/ Price, Reynolds (INT) 1 of 1
$15.00
(Save 31%)
$10.28 + $2.90 SHIPPING
EARN 11 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
ALSO AVAILABLE: Other Formats Choose Format
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 1 business day
3 New and Used
from
$10.28
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share
 
Description
More Buying Options
 

Learn more about The Complete Stories Of Truman Capote:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 140009691X
ISBN-13: 9781400096916
Sku: 31196729
Publish Date: 9/13/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  300
Age Range:  NA
See more in Literary
 
Most readers know Truman Capote as the author of "Breakfast at Tiffany's and "In Cold Blood; or they remember his notorious social life and wild and witty public appearances. But he was also the author of superb short tales that were as elegant as they were heartfelt, as grotesque as they were compassionate. Now, on the occasion of what would have been his eightieth birthday, the Modern Library presents the first collection that includes all of Capote's short fiction-a volume that confirms his status as one of the masters of this form.
Among the selections are "A Tree of Night," in which an innocent student, sitting on a train beside a slatternly woman and her deaf-mute companion, enters a seductive nightmare that brings back the deepest fears of childhood . . . "House of Flowers," the inspiration for a celebrated Broadway musical, which tells of a superstitious prostitute who learns to love in a way no one else can ever understand . . . the holiday perennial "A Christmas Memory," famously adapted into a superb made-for-TV movie . . . and "The Bargain," Capote's melancholy, never-before-published 1950 story about a suburban housewife's shifting fortunes.
From the gothic South to the chic East Coast, from rural children to aging urban sophisticates, all the unforgettable places and people of Capote's oeuvre are captured in this first-ever compendium. "The Collected Stories of Truman Capote should restore its author to a place above mere celebrity, to the highest levels of American letters.

"From the Hardcover edition.

From the Publisher:
Most readers know Truman Capote as the author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood; or they remember his notorious social life and wild and witty public appearances. But he was also the author of superb short tales that were as elegant as they were heartfelt, as grotesque as they were compassionate. Now, on the occasion of what would have been his eightieth birthday, the Modern Library presents the first collection that includes all of Capote’s short fiction–a volume that confirms his status as one of the masters of this form.

Among the selections are “A Tree of Night,” in which an innocent student, sitting on a train beside a slatternly woman and her deaf-mute companion, enters a seductive nightmare that brings back the deepest fears of childhood . . . “House of Flowers,” the inspiration for a celebrated Broadway musical, which tells of a superstitious prostitute who learns to love in a way no one else can ever understand . . . the holiday perennial “A Christmas Memory,” famously adapted into a superb made-for-TV movie . . . and “The Bargain,” Capote’s melancholy, never-before-published 1950 story about a suburban housewife’s shifting fortunes.

From the gothic South to the chic East Coast, from rural children to aging urban sophisticates, all the unforgettable places and people of Capote’s oeuvre are captured in this first-ever compendium. The Collected Stories of Truman Capote should restore its author to a place above mere celebrity, to the highest levels of American letters.


From the Hardcover edition.
Annotation:
Truman Capote (1924-1984), renowned for BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and IN COLD BLOOD, was also a gifted short-story writer. In this welcome collection, the stories include the humorous and poignant "My Side of the Matter," the famously Southern Gothic "A Diamond Guitar", and Capote's wonderful memoirlike pieces "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory."
Author Bio
Reynolds Price
Reynolds Price studied at Duke and (as a Rhodes scholar) at Oxford, where he received his B.Litt. in 1958. His first novel, A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE (1952), like much of his fiction, depicts life in small Southern towns like Macon, North Carolina, where he grew up. Price also writes poetry and essays. Since 1984, when he contracted cancer of the spinal cord, he has been a paraplegic; he describes his condition in the memoir A WHOLE NEW LIFE.

Truman Capote, born to a bumbling loser and his chronically unfaithful wife, was originally called Truman Streckfus Persons. Young Truman was raised mostly by his mother's relatives in Alabama, until his mother's divorce and remarriage in 1931 provided him with a more stable family life (and a more melodious name). The family moved to Greenwich, Connecticut and then New York City, and Capote quickly made the transition from Southern country bumpkin to East Coast sophisticate. At 18, he was hired as a copy boy at The New Yorker and eventually became not only a successful writer but one of the first to declare his homosexuality openly. Renowned for his fabulous parties, celebrity friends, and extravagant lifestyle, Capote died from a combination of alcohol, drugs, and exhaustion.

Praise

Kirkus Reviews
"Though the late Capote became a pathetic self-caricature, the one who wrote these brilliant stories deserves to be remembered." 08/15/2004

New Yorker
"If some of the earliest, most precocious efforts seem derivative..., one experiences as strongly as ever his gift for concrete abstraction...and his spectacular observancy....Again and again, his lyricism, to poignant effect, stops just short of over-ripeness....There's very little steam and sex in these pieces; the seductions in them are of a different nature, creepy and dangerous." - Thomas Mallon 09/08/2004

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0300
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
Advertisement Bottom