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Truman Capote's Southern Years
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Readers are well acquainted with Truman Capote’s meteoric rise to fame and his metamorphosis from literary enfant terrible to literary genius, celebrity author, and dispenser of venomously comic witticisms. It is also well-known that he spent his formative years in the south Alabama hamlet of Monroeville, and that he was abandoned there by his mother to be cared for and then to care for elderly relatives. Yet details of those years have remained sketchy and vague.
 
In Monroeville young Capote formed significant bonds and played childhood games with his cousin, Jennings Faulk Carter, and next door neighbor, Nelle Harper Lee. Through the tales told by Carter and spun into a fascinating and revealing narrative by Marianne M. Moates readers discover in Truman Capote's Southern Years the lively imagination and the early tragedies of a brilliant child.
 
A new foreword by Ralph F. Voss underscores the enduring relevance of Truman Capote’s work and the influence his Alabama childhood had on his work.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. Ralph F. Voss
  3. pp. viii-xi
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  1. Acnkowledgments
  2. pp. xii-xvi
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 19-41
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  1. Chapter 1. Sook's Secret
  2. pp. 42-50
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  1. Chapter 2. Miss Jenny's Halloween Party
  2. pp. 51-64
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  1. Chapter 3. Orange Beach
  2. pp. 65-72
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  1. Chapter 4. Captain Wash and the Hen-and-Chickens Succulent
  2. pp. 73-82
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  1. Chapter 5. The Carnival
  2. pp. 83-97
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  1. Chapter 6. The Trimotor Ford
  2. pp. 98-106
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  1. Chapter 7. Popguns, Rubber Guns, and Jenny
  2. pp. 107-115
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  1. Chapter 8. The Case of the Mysterious Lady [contains Image Plates]
  2. pp. 116-141
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  1. Chapter 9. Boss
  2. pp. 142-149
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  1. Chapter 10. The White Elephant
  2. pp. 150-163
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  1. Chapter 11. Arch
  2. pp. 164-172
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  1. Chapter 12. The Cotton-Bale Caper
  2. pp. 173-185
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  1. Chapter 13. Lil George
  2. pp. 186-193
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  1. Chapter 14. Hatter's Mill
  2. pp. 194-202
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  1. Chapter 15. Broadway
  2. pp. 203-213
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  1. Chapter 16. Broadway, Act II
  2. pp. 214-223
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 224-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-240
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