The Green Witch Nov ‘39 Hillbilly Issue (“Uncle Cabas”)
Greenwich, Connecticut: Greenwich High School, 1939. First Edition. Near Fine.
First edition. Publisher’s black stapled wrappers, lettered and illustrated in yellow with outdoor cabin scene to front wrapper, woman holding gun to rear wrapper. Near fine with light edgewear and a bit of rubbing. Overall, an excellent copy of an extremely scarce example of Capote’s early writing. At the age of 15, Capote wrote his short story “Uncle Cabas” for The Green Witch, a bi-annual literary magazine at Greenwich High School. It would be his second published work. Capote attended the school for three years (1939-1942), publishing around two dozen short stories and poems in the school’s magazine during that time. He won an O. Henry Award for his dreamlike short story “Miriam” (1945) just three years after finishing high school, and published his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, in 1948.