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Although Truman Capote’s last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time.

Tracing  the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Côte Basque, from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently finny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

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megcampbell3, November 4, 2007 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
Truman Capote's unfinished novel, "Answered Prayers", may be in the cannon of great literature because of its author's reputation rather than by its own virtues. That criticism aside (purely personal opinion), it is a wickedly, laugh-out-loud, funny book. If Capote was capable of writing this kind of biting commentary in an alcohol and drug-induced haze, would a finished masterpiece have come closer to his conception of writing the American version of Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past" as he'd envisioned this book to be?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679751823
Author:
Capote, Truman
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Capote, truman, 1924-1984
Subject:
Upper class -- Fiction.
Subject:
Erotic fiction
Subject:
Authors -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
RCP035
Publication Date:
19940331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.55 in 0.45 lb

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