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Music For Chameleons
Music For Chameleons | Truman Capote
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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. 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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SomedayAlmost
Music For Chameleons | Truman Capote
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“Handcarved Coffins” is a memorably vivid & creepy “nonfiction” true crime piece by Truman Capote in this collection of well-written essays and articles. Do not read this if you are afraid of snakes, or delicious hyperbole! Pictured is my copy, complete with notes deconstructing the piece by an overzealous grad student who looked like me. 😉🎃 #coffins #capote #truecrime #TeamSlaughter #ChillingPhotoChallenge @Clwojick

Bookwormjillk Thanks for the warning! I am VERY afraid of snakes! 4mo
Clwojick 🐍 🐍 🐍 4mo
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Leftcoastzen
Music For Chameleons | Truman Capote
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#AnglophileApril #CarelessWhisper You better be careful what you say to Truman , it might end up in one of his books.There is debate as to if the non - fiction in this book is really fiction or embellished gossip.I love his writing but his love of the party scene and his various addictions probably kept him from writing more,would there have been another great novel?I wonder....

TrishB Also a Gary Numan song https://youtu.be/f7K62hTCJVY 9mo
TrishB You‘re welcome 😁❤️ 9mo
Leftcoastzen @TrishB That was great ! He is so young , looks 12 years old. 9mo
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TrishB 😁 he‘s 24 there. Love this clip. 9mo
Reviewsbylola I would love to have the chance for a gossip sesh with Truman!! 9mo
Leftcoastzen @Reviewsbylola oh , me too! 9mo
emilyhaldi Yes!!! 9mo
Cinfhen Fabulous pick!!!! Did u read this book?? Capote is a character and he‘s SUCH A GOSSIP!!!! 9mo
Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen that book sounds good! Hope you have a wonderful Passover. 9mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Leftcoastzen can‘t believe it‘s another Passover.... 9mo
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Avidreader25
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Loves this book so much! Perfect read before a NOLA visit.

“Some cities, like wrapped boxes under Christmas trees, conceal unexpected gifts, secret delights. Some cities will always remain wrapped boxes, containers of riddles never to be solved nor even to be seen by vacationing visitors, or, for that matter, the most inquisitive, persistent travelers. To know such cities, to unwrap them, as it were, one has to have been born there.”

LeahBergen Capote. ❤️ 2y
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Avidreader25
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Pickpick

Reading short stories while waiting for the outdoor summer movie to start at my local art museum. Tonight is Creature from the Black Lagoon. I‘m loving this collection from Capote. He paints such incredible pictures with his descriptions and these are all true stories. The one about Marilyn Monroe was particularly heartbreaking. I also loved the title story.

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Avidreader25
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Fireworks, fitting read today.
“She was a woman w/ a good & varied mind; intelligence illuminated her hazel eyes like the small lamp shining on the table beside her.”
“Our real fears are the sound of footsteps walking in the corridors of our minds, & the anxieties, the phantom floatings, they create.”
“A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That‘s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, 2 intelligent talkers seldom meet.”

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somebooksaround
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little book, big legacy🙌📚
Music For Chameleons by Truman Capote. This copy is getting too delicate for all its use: time to get another copy😬
#classics #capote #frost #shakespeare #homer #literature #fiction #poetry #shirtstories #novel #litsy #shelfie

Leftcoastzen Sometimes you just love them anyway, hard to let go. 2y
somebooksaround @Leftcoastzen oh absolutely. This one isn‘t going anywhere. I don‘t want to damage it, so I‘ll snag a copy I can annotate😍🙌📚 2y
Linsy I love that copy of A Midsummer Night‘s Dream! 2y
somebooksaround @Linsy I was so excited to find it! Such a cool cover :D thank you!! 2y
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somebooksaround
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Norcturnal Turnings is my favorite short story from Capote. I read this when I was around 15 and it shocked me because of how much I related to the concept of going through the motions in your mind.
#trumancapote #shortstories #books #reading #classic #home #litsy #favorite #capote #author

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somebooksaround
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Day 6 #riotgrams - Music For Chameleons by #TrumanCapote is my choice for #shortstories - this little #book is always by my bed. My favorite story is the last one, Nocturnal Turnings. It‘s out of body, very weird. One of my favorite authors. ❤️📚 #fiction #nonfiction #stories #oldbook #reading

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valskud
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"Great fury, like great whiskey, requires long fermentation."