Synopses & Reviews
A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The Complete Stories
confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story.
Ranging 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 here, in stories as elegant as they are heartfelt, as haunting as they are compassionate. Reading them reminds us of the miraculous gifts of a beloved American original.
On the occasion of what would have been his 80th birthday, the Modern Library presents the first collection that includes all of Truman Capote's short fiction--a volume that confirms his status as one of the masters of this form.
About the Author
TRUMAN CAPOTE was born in New Orleans on September 30, 1924. In 1948 his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms,
was published to international critical acclaim, assuring Capote a place among the prominent postwar American writers. He won the O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize twice and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His other works include Breakfast at Tiffanys
, The Grass Harp
, and the nonfiction masterpiece In Cold Blood
. He died on August 25, 1984.
REYNOLDS PRICE is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University and the distinguished author of more than twenty-five books of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays. He lives in North Carolina.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Usable Answers by Reynolds Price
The Walls Are Cold (1943)
A Mink of Ones Own (1944)
The Shape of Things (1944)
Jug of Silver (1945)
My Side of the Matter (1945)
Preachers Legend (1945)
A Tree of Night (1945)
The Headless Hawk (1946)
Shut a Final Door (1947)
Children on Their Birthdays (1948)
Master Misery (1949)
The Bargain (1950)
A Diamond Guitar (1950)
House of Flowers (1951)
A Christmas Memory (1956)
Among the Paths to Eden (1960)
The Thanksgiving Visitor (1967)
One Christmas (1982)