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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 compassionate as they were grotesque. Now on the occasion of what would hae been his eightieth birthday, Random House 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 beloved 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," adapted into a classic made-for-TV movie . . . and "The Bargainn," Capote's melanchy, 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 compendium. The Complete Stories of Truman Capote restores its author to a place above mere celebrity, to the highest levels of American letters.

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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 his wild and witty public appearances. However, he was also the author of superb short tales that are as elegant as they are heartfelt and as compassionate as they are grotesque. Now on the occasion of what would have been his eightieth birthday, Random House 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 beloved Broadway musical, which tells of a superstitious prostitute who learns to love in a way no one else can ever understand . . . A Christmas Memory, the holiday perennial, adapted into a classic 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 works are captured in this compendium. The Complete Stories of Truman Capote restores its author to a place above mere celebrity, to the highest levels of American letters.

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ISBN 9780679643104
EAN 9780679643104
Publisher Random House
Publish Date Jan 1, 2004
Copyright Date Jan 1, 2004
Binding Hardcover
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