Published when Truman Capote was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is a literary touchstone of the mid-twentieth century. In this semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel, thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, after losing his mother, is sent from New Orleans to live with the... read more
“"'Never mind,' said Randolph, "all difficult music must be heard more than once. And if what I tell you now sounds senseless, it will in retrospect seem far too clear; and when this happens, when those flowers in your eyes wither, irrecoverable as they are, why, though no tears helped dissolve my own cocoon, I shall weep a little for you.'"”Randolph
“"The feeble-minded, the neurotic, the criminal, perhaps also, the artist, have unpredictability and perverted innocence in common... Let's compare them to a Chinese chest: the sort, you remember, that opens into a second box, another, still another, until at length you come upon the last- the latch is touched, the lid springs open to reveal- what unsuspected cache?"”
“"It is easy to escape daylight, but night is inevitable, and dreams are the giant cage."”
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