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The Early Stories of Truman Capote

Truman Capote

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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 under

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick, Nancy Linari, Sarah Scott

Length:

3h 44m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:46