Music for Chameleons

Music for Chameleons

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Book - 1980
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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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1980
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394508269
0394508262
Characteristics: xix, 262 p. ; 22 cm

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

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