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I do declare, when I read a Truman Capote book I find just about the whole time I'm reading it, whether I'm tying a hog or just sitting whittling at a stick, I've got a southern Gothic monologue going on in my head, so as I can't hardly think.
"El objeto es un espejo negro.
—Perteneció a Gauguin —explica ella—. Ya sabe, por supuesto, que vivió y pintó aquí antes de establecerse entre los polinesios. Éste era su espejo negro. Eran artefactos bastante comunes entre artistas del siglo pasado. Van Gogh usó uno. Igual que Renoir.
—No logro entenderlo. ¿Para qué los usaban?
—Para refrescar su visión. Para renovar su reacción al color, las variaciones tonales. Tras una sesión de trabajo, con los ojos fatigados, descansaban mirando al interior
I was once not fond of short stories, but a class in university allowed me to appreciate the medium. In this small collection of four stories, I found them all extremely well written and captivating. My least favourite was the second, after which the collection is named: 'My Side of the Matter'. I didn't dislike it, I just found it resonated with me less than the other three. 'Miriam', the first in this collection, gave me chills up my spine in the most subtle way I reread it immediately. I woul ...more
A short story by Truman Capote.
Another decent short story but again not quite reaching the heights of some of his other works. Still worth reading though.
A quick read! interesting short tales or maybe tall tales!!
Eric Bruen
Really liked Miriam, creepy, gripping and beautifully written. I already read and liked music for chameleons but think I should reread it as all i can remember is an old lady speaking to tge narrator, playing music to an audence of chameleons and then stamping her foot and the chameleons scatter like sparks from an exploding star. The title story didn't do much for me and the as for final and tiny story Mr Jones, why bother? 3 pages of non-story. But still a huge Capote fan, his hits hit hard
Did this piece as part of my storytelling entry in speech team in high school... funny stuff.
Sofisticated writing, a fast and lovely read.
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Truman Capote was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognised literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a "non-fiction novel." At least 20 films and TV dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

He was born as Truman Streckfus Persons to a salesman Archulus Persons
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In Cold Blood Breakfast at Tiffany's Other Voices, Other Rooms A Christmas Memory Music for Chameleons

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