Sunday 1 February 2015

A House on the Heights

Finished January 31
A House on the Heights by Truman Capote

This small volume contains the essay "A House on the Heights" that Capote wrote for the magazine Holiday in the late 1950s. There is also an introduction by George Plimpton that explains how the essay came to be written and other background information that places this essay in context.
The essay itself shows Capote's affection for the Brooklyn Heights neighbourhood he lived in and gives a glimpse of the other inhabitants of the neighbourhood that he was acquainted with.
This volume was released in the format in 2002, the third in a series of book-length essays on New York published by The Little Bookroom. The others were by E.B. White and Harpo Marx.

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