By Truman Capote
Maybe no twentieth-century author was once so observant and swish a chronicler of his instances as Truman Capote. Portraits and Observations is the 1st quantity committed exclusively to all of the essays ever released via this so much loved of writers. incorporated are such masterpieces of narrative nonfiction as “The Muses Are Heard” and the quick nonfiction novel “Handcarved Coffins,” in addition to many long-out-of-print essays, together with photos of Mae West, Humphrey Bogart, and Marilyn Monroe. From his trip sketches of Brooklyn, New Orleans, and Hollywood, written whilst he was once twenty-two, to the author’s final written phrases, composed the day earlier than his demise in 1984, the lately found “Remembering Willa Cather,” Portraits and Observations places on show the total spectrum of Truman Capote’s brilliance. definitely Capote used to be, as Somerset Maugham famously referred to as him, “a stylist of the 1st quality.” yet because the items accrued right here remind us, he used to be additionally an artist of outstanding substance.
Praise for Portraits and Observations
NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months through THE WASHINGTON POST e-book WORLD
“A must-have treasure for Capote fanatics . . . those are scrumptious, dramatic, and smooth nonfiction pics and tales.”
–NPR’s Morning Edition
“A extraordinary quantity . . . approximately each web page will be learn with genuine excitement. . . . it doesn't matter what his topic, [Capote’s] canny, cautious paintings provides it hot and respiring existence”
–The Washington publish e-book World
“Every piece is a treasure. . . . Pages and pages of remarkably evocative, cautious and well-observed prose [delineate,] in a measured and stylish demeanour, some of the most impressive American literary lives of the 20th century.”
–Jane Smiley, Los Angeles occasions e-book Review
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