Conjunctions:31 Radical Shadows

Christmas Vacation
(with a facsimile of the original manuscript)
A reproduction of the first page of Truman Capote’ Christmas Vacation. The 27-page original holograph manuscript is reproduced in full, with a transcription, in Conjunctions:31. 


Truman Capote (1924–1984) established himself as one of America’s foremost writers with the publication of Other Voices, Other Rooms. Among his other works are A Tree of NightThe Grass HarpBreakfast at Tiffany’sA Christmas Memory and perhaps his most famous book, In Cold Blood. Capote’s unfinished novel, Answered Prayers, was published posthumously in 1987.
Bradford Morrow is the editor of Conjunctions and the recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in literary editing. He is the author of The Diviner’s Tale (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and the fiction collection The Uninnocent (Pegasus Books). A Bard Center fellow and professor of literature at Bard College, he lives in New York City.