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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

New Yorker: Photo Editor Wanted

The New Yorker thought this was the most appropriate photo to accompany an excerpt from Truman Capote's "Summer Crossing." Methinks not. ("Summer Crossing," a novel that Truman wrote in the 1940s and then rejected, even claiming he had destroyed it, has just been published.) I can't fathom why the New Yorker thought this full-page photo was the perfect image to use with the story, which deals with a young socialite. The pic was taken 12 years after the book was written. Although I love Truman's St. Sebastian pose, I would've saved this image for a different article, such as a profile on the author. But this is an excerpt of a novel. Incidentally, this taste of "Summer Crossing" is very bland. Truman didn't think it was good enough to publish, and I agree. (P.S. Everyone seems to be tripping up on presenting/reviewing this book. points out New York Times Michiko Kakutani's embarrassingly bad take on "Summer...")