A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

"A Christmas Memory"" is a short story by Truman Capote. Originally published in "Mademoiselle" magazine in December 1956, it was reprinted in "The Selected Writings of Truman Capote" in 1963 and then issued in a hard-cover edition by Random House in 1966 to capitalize on Capote's growing popularity following the release of "In Cold Blood".

The largely autobiographical story of seven-year-old Buddy and his aging cousin Sook includes the ideas of poverty, loneliness, and death. It was adapted for "ABC Stage 67" by Capote and Eleanor Perry. Both their teleplay and the program's star, Geraldine Page, won Emmy Awards. It was again adapted in 1997 by Hallmark and starred Eric Lloyd as Buddy and Patty Duke as Sook.

In 1968, Capote further explored the lives of Buddy and Sook in "The Thanksgiving Visitor", which also was adapted for television and earned Page a second Emmy. The Christmas Memory Story is about two unlikely friends. It reveals a thing about the nature of friendship and the power of love.

References

Berman, Matt (2008). "Commonsense" [http://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/Christmas-Memory.html "Commonsense Review"]


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