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“A Christmas Memory,” Truman Capote’s Classic, Handwritten at the Library

Posted by: Neely Tucker

"A Christmas Memory," Truman Capote's bittersweet short story about his small-town Alabama childhood with his eccentric elderly cousin, has been one of the nation's most beloved tales in the holiday canon since it was first published in 1956. The Library has Capote's handwritten draft of the story, which reveals much about the young Capote.