Pièce autographe, signée en tête CAPOTE TrumanCAPOTE Truman [Nouvelle Orléans, 1924 - Los Angeles, 1984], écrivain américain.
Pièce autographe, signée en tête, intitulée « Katie The Elevator Girl ». 8 janvier 1936 ; 1 page 1/2 in-4°, écrite sur une feuille d’écolier. Trous d’archivage. Ce texte a été écrit par Truman Capote, à l’âge de 11 ans, pour un devoir d’école anglais. « It was a bright hot July morning, as a rather sagged [sic] faced old woman was walking into a very ? Bank. As she went into her locked room, she met Jake the janitor of the building of which they exchanged morning greetings. Then she said to herself doggone I forgot to pack up Herbert’s red flannels (for this was her husbandd [sic]). I bet he will be as sore heck [sic]. » The story continues with a character called Sadie slipping on some soap across a marble floor towards the clerk’s desk, at which point the story becomes ever more surreal, with Sadie heading to the top of the building, where she exchanges jokes with the freight elevator man, and tells a story about a fortune-telling incident. In fine condition, with mild overall toning.Although Capote’s most enduring shorter work, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was published in 1958, he had begun writing fiction age twenty-two years earlier in 1936 at the age of 11. As he recalled, “I began writing really sort of seriously when I was about 11. I say seriously in the sense that like other kids go home and practice the violin or the piano or whatever, I used to go home from school every day, and I would write for about three hours. I was obsessed by it.” Here is one of those earliest works by Capote, written in his own hand for an assignment when he was a student at The Trinity School in New York City. A wonderful example of a budding literary style and humor which he would perfect over the next forty-eight years.
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