The Southern Haunting of Truman Capote [NOOK Book]


"The Southern Haunting of Truman Capote", by Marie Rudisill with James C. Simmons, is a thoughtful reflection on the literary origins of four of Capote's important works -- A Christmas Memory, The Grass Harp, "Children on Their Birthdays", and Other Voices. Written by Capote's maternal aunt.
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The Southern Haunting of Truman Capote

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"The Southern Haunting of Truman Capote", by Marie Rudisill with James C. Simmons, is a thoughtful reflection on the literary origins of four of Capote's important works -- A Christmas Memory, The Grass Harp, "Children on Their Birthdays", and Other Voices. Written by Capote's maternal aunt.
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  • BN ID: 2940016412368
  • Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 705,272
  • File size: 488 KB

Meet the Author

Marie Rudisill is an established author with four books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles to her credit. She was for many years a dealer of antiques and wrote numerous articles on the subject for a variety of magazines, including Antiques. For six years she was the antiques editor at the Raleigh News and wrote a weekly column on the topic that was syndicated by the Frank Daniels chain of newspapers. In 1998 the University of Mississippi Press named Mrs. Rudisill one of the South’s top writers of Southern cookbooks. She currently lives in Hudson, Florida. James C. Simmons is the author of thirteen books and over five hundred magazine articles on travel, history, and wildlife. Raised in Cincinnati, he received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a doctorate in nineteenth-century British literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Before becoming a freelance writer, he taught courses on British and American literature at Boston University and San Diego State University, including seminars on Southern regional novels. His book Americans: The View from Abroad won first prize as Best Travel Book of 1990 in the Lowell Thomas Competition of Travel Journalism. He also writes privately commissioned life, family, and corporate histories. He lives in San Diego. Please visit his Web site at
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2001


    The word Southern in the title caught my eye. Up until the point that I purchased the book, I knew little of Truman Capote. I have since read some of his works. The book reminded me so much of my own growing up years. I related to Sook (I named my latest dog Sooky). How she had so much enjoyment out of life by the simplest means;Stroking her cat by an early October fire or by constructing homemade kites. The special Christmas dinners hit home. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a warm and homey read.

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