Everything you need to understand or teach A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote.
"A Christmas Memory" was issued by Random House in 1966 during the holiday season in order to capitalize on Truman Capote's growing popularity following the release of his true-crime novel, In Cold Blood. Though "A Christmas Memory" had initially appeared in Mademoiselle magazine in December, 1956, and was reprinted in The Selected Writings of Truman Capote in 1963, it was the 1966 edition that established the story's enduring popularity. The story of a seven-year-old boy and his aging cousin's holiday traditions was made into an Emmy Award-winning television movie starring Geraldine Page in 1968 and continues to be produced by high-school and regional theaters throughout the United States.
The story is a prime example of what William L. Nance in The Worlds of Truman Capote calls Capote's "fiction of nostalgia," in which the author looks back fondly upon his Southern childhood. These nostalgic stones evoke a gentle, simple, and secure childhood uncorrupted by the...
A Christmas Memory Lesson Plans contain 107 pages of teaching material, including: