Music for Chameleons

Music for Chameleons

Book - 1994
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In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders then with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise; and a proper Connecticut householder with a ruinous obsession for a twelve-year-old girl he has never met. And we meet Capote himself, who, whether he is smoking with his cleaning lady or trading sexual gossip with Marilyn Monroe, remainds one of the most elegant, malicious, yet compassionate writers to train his eye on the social fauna of our time.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994
Edition: 1st Vintage international ed
ISBN: 9780679745662
0679745661
Branch Call Number: F Capote
Characteristics: xix, 262 pages ;,21 cm

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Truffalo
Oct 29, 2018

Each story was a pleasure. Handcarved Coffins is wonderfully chilling. The hidden gem of this volume, for me, was the preface. The creative process it describes, fascinates me.

Capote revealed. "Dazzle" is the best thing he wrote. Perfect.

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