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Love for Classics

my love for books started when i was introduced to the library as i started school. back then i thought having a library card at the towns library was so grown up! hahaha!

i heard mass at greenbelt and visited national bookstore to calm my nerves. running through the tables of books on sale took my mind off the stress.

title after title i looked as if i knew there must be a good buy among these seemingly unwanted hardbound pages. after 3 tables, and a number of precious minutes i should have been spending somewhere else, a smaller book caught my attention because of its yellow and blue cover and more so with the name Truman Capote in bold letters.


i did not see either of the two movies about the life of Capote because, well, hubby and i are not really into such films.


but i know this literary genius from his novel breakfast at tiffany’s which was made into a film that cast audrey hepburn as the main character holly golightly in the 60’s. this film started my penchant for classic movies after i had bought a copy during the days when i had more time to spare and i have been a turner classic channel fan ever since.


and so with just damage of P49 in my slowly dwindling funds, i decided to get capote’s novel Summer Crossing.

on my way back to my makeshift review table for the day, i read the excerpt on the dust jacket of my new find.

i found out that breakfast at tiffany’s and in cold blood were the two novels capote was more famous for but summer crossing, the novel turned treasure in my hands, was his first novel written at the age of 19, after starting out his career as an author for short fiction stories.


there’s more…


apparently, capote had, for one reason or another, claimed to have destroyed the manuscripts of summer crossing and it was considered lost work. however, in the 60’s capote’s housekeeper got hold of the literary piece and stole it. it was not until 2004 that it was found and later printed!

interestingly enough, capote was a good friend of harper lee

who authored of one of my favorite classic novel, to kill a mockingbird!

the character of the author, an interesting storyline coupled with intrigue surrounding the novels manuscript, is just too much to bare!  i cant wait to start reading Summer Crossing!

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March 19, 2009 Posted by | Meandering | , , , , , | Leave a comment