Quote From “Other Voices Other Rooms”
Truman Capote (1924-1984) caused a sensation in the literary world with the publication of the novel “Other Voices Other Rooms,” in 1948. Written in what is often referred to as Southern Gothic style, it was unapologetic about its eroticism and homosexuality. In it’s first week of publication, it ranked #9 on the New York Times bestseller list, and stayed at that position for 9 weeks (despite having received a mixed review in the Times). The novel’s themes of loneliness, search for meaning and self-acceptance, combined with Capote’s often poetic prose, have cemented its position as a classic of mid-20th century American fiction.