Other Voices, Other Rooms

by Truman Capote

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What is so significant about "Other Voices, Other Rooms"?

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"Other Voices, Other Rooms" is significant for several reasons. First, it is a major stepping stone in Capote's career; it is the first novel he published. Second, it is a representation of the Southern Gothic style, and so shows how a specific school or tradition might evolve over time. Third, Capote became a major literary figure, and so with this being somewhat autobiographical, readers get a glimpse of his past. Fourth, on a non-literary note, the picture of the author that appeared on the book drew a lot of attention.  

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