From the Modern Librarys new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote--also available are "e;Breakfast at Tiffanys "e;and"e; Other Voices, Other Rooms "e;(in one volume), "e; In Cold Blood, "e;and "e;The Complete Stories"e;
Perhaps no twentieth-century writer was so observant and graceful a chronicler of his times as Truman Capote. "e;Portraits and Observations"e; is the first volume devoted solely to all the essays ever published by this most beloved of writers. Included are such masterpieces of narrative nonfiction as "e;The Muses Are Heard"e; and the short nonfiction novel "e;Handcarved Coffins,"e; as well as many long-out-of-print essays, including portraits of Mae West, Humphrey Bogart, and Marilyn Monroe. From his travel sketches of Brooklyn, New Orleans, and Hollywood, written when he was twenty-two, to the authors last written words, "e;Remembering Willa Cather,"e; composed the day before his death in 1984, "e;Portraits and Observations"e; puts on display the full spectrum of Truman Capotes brilliance. Certainly Capote was, as Somerset Maugham famously called him, "e;a stylist of the first quality."e; But as the pieces gathered here remind us, he was also an artist of remarkable substance.
Portraits and Observations
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