By Truman Capote

Taking its position subsequent to Breakfast at Tiffany's and In chilly Blood at the glossy Library bookshelf is that this new and unique variation of Capote's most renowned brief tales: “A Christmas Memory,” “One Christmas,” and “A Thanksgiving Memory.”

All 3 tales are distinctive by way of Capote's gentle interaction of formative years sensibility and recollective imaginative and prescient.

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That is, I was a WASP with an Ivy League education and a lawyer for a father at a time (a decade after Bellow's debut) when it was important for a young writer in the city to be an "ethnic" whose father was a bartender and to have gone to City College. My prep schoolmate John McPhee and college classmate John Updike both needed to write twice as many books twice as well to gather an acclaim at all equivalent to what they would have won much more quickly if they had not been WASP's from the Ivy League.

It is easy, therefore, for me to write of him as a personality apart: in fact, I could not depict him from any other point of view. To write of him in the first person, as if he were myself, is impossible, for he is not. (viii) This is a strong polarization, characteristic of the many Sauls who became Pauls in their Damascus of America. In The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965), the author describes his old self through the eyes of a girlfriend's grandmother: What could she have thought of me in my zoot and conk and orange shoes?

On the one hand, Warner's "ethnicity" was an inclusive category, parallel to age, sex, religion, or class, by which every inhabitant of Newburyport could be classified. "—as the New Yorker put it in a cartoon of 1972 (illustration 1) depicting a white middle-class family in an elegant dining room—is the question Yankees or WASPs have had to ask themselves many times since then, and without getting just one universally accepted answer. Two conflicting uses of "ethnic" and "ethnicity" have remained in the air.

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