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    DescriptionIn these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them 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 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, remains one of the most elegant, malicious, yet compassionate writers to train his eye on the social fauna of his time.


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    Title
    Music for Chameleons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Truman Capote
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 262
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679745662
    ISBN 10: 0679745661
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    B&T Approval Code: C26101742
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PS3505.A59 M8 1994
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 April 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Truman Capote was a native of New Orleans, where he was born on September 30, 1924. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, was an international literary success when first published in 1948, and accorded the author a prominent place among the writers of America's postwar generation. He sustained this position subsequently with short-story collections (A Tree of Night, among others), novels and novellas (The Grass Harp and Breakfast at Tiffany's), some of the best travel writing of our time (Local Color), profiles and reportage that appeared originally in The New Yorker (The Duke in His Domain and The Muses Are Heard), a true-crime masterpiece (In Cold Blood), several short memiors about his childhood in the South (A Christmas Memory, The Thanksgiving Visitor, and One Christmas), two plays (The Grass Harp and House of Flowers and two films (Beat the devil and The Innocents). Mr. Capote twice won the O.Henry Memorial Short Story Prize and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He died in August 1984, shortly before his sixtieth birthday.
    Review quote
    "Electrifying . . . a knockout. Capote's alacrity and cunning makes this his most enjoyable book." --"Newsweek " "An incomparable stylist and entertainer . . . clean and cool . . . [with a] superb, near-perfect pitch with dialogue."" --The New York Times Book Review ""Everything is displayed in this book: insights and recollections of the famous and the obscure; old jokes and fresh wit. . . . These stories and vignettes will endure." "--The New Republic "
    Back cover copy
    'Everything is displayed in this book: insights and recollections of the famous and the obscure; old jokes and fresh wit... These stories and vignettes will endure.' - New Republic.In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction.
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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.