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Capote Portrait with Puppets

In the early 1940s Truman Capote was fired from the New Yorker when he offended Robert Frost by walking out of a poetry reading. Capote's stories appeared in Harper's Bazaar and Mademoiselle , and in 1948 he published his first novel, the autobiographical Other Voices, Other Rooms .
Courtesy of Library of Congress. Photograph by Carl Van Vechten.