By Truman Capote
Taking its position subsequent to Breakfast at Tiffany's and In chilly Blood at the sleek Library bookshelf is that this new and unique version of Capote's most renowned brief tales: “A Christmas Memory,” “One Christmas,” and “A Thanksgiving Memory.”
All 3 tales are individual through Capote's soft interaction of formative years sensibility and recollective imaginative and prescient.
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Let that pass, he thought. He pulled the covers over his head. The smell of his skin and hair offended him. Now he drew his legs up a little more, and sent his forehead down to meet his knees. His knees felt cool. A surprising amount of light came through the blanket. He could easily see his hand. Not dark enough, not the utter darkness he desired. 36 Our Lady of Sorrows To me this is a poem of pure thanatos, of isolation, of retreat into depression and despair.
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