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At NYRB, Hilton Als on Truman Capote, Jean Rhys, and Kara Walker

I wonder if you, like me, feel, just now, like a ghost in the sunlight, awash in memories as your life shifts from student to professional, and your professors become your colleagues. I’ll pull rank now—but just for a moment—and say that my ghosts are probably older than yours. In a new essay for The New York Review of Books, Hilton Als begins with a discussion of Truman Capote and heads into a moving consideration of art and loss.

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We Had No Shot At Getting The Truman Capote House

The dream of having the Vol. 1 Brooklyn office located in the single-family home where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s is dead.   The eighteen-room home with eleven fireplaces, parking for four cars, crystal chandeliers, Greek Revival columns, and a stairwell mural copied from the Kennedy White House days fetched about $6 million bellow the May 2010 asking price of $18 million dollars, reported the New York Daily News. 

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Morning Bites: Early Smiths, Chinua Achebe Xs Four, Capote’s Help, JFK Junior, and More

Patrick Radden Keefe at Page-Turner on Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood co-conspirators. Four really great looking covers of Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart. An excerpt from Mara Altman’s latest Kindle Single, That’s What She Said, is up for your reading pleasure at Death + Taxes. A German Expressionist Space Fantasy novel from 1913 gets translated. Super early stuff by The Smiths has been discovered. JFK Jr.: Style icon. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.

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