Truman Capote: In which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career

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Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 498 pages
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"Using oral biography, a technique that perfectly matches the style of his subject, George Plimpton blends the voices of Capote's lovers, haters, acquaintances, and colleagues into a highly readable narrative. Here we are present for the entire span of Capote's life: his Southern childhood and his early days in New York; his first literary success with the publication of Other Voices, Other Rooms; his highly active love life; the groundbreaking excitement of In Cold Blood, the first "nonfiction novel"; his years as a jet-setter; and his final days of flagging inspiration, alcoholism, and isolation. All his famous friends and enemies are here: Katherine Graham, Lauren Bacall, Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, William Styron, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Lee Radziwill, John Huston, John Knowles, William F. Buckley, Jr., and dozens of others."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Review: Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintences and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career

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I don't remember how this book ended up in my apartment. I think I pulled it out of the free book box at work. I like Truman Capote's writing, especially "In Cold Blood", his short stories and some of ... Read full review

Review: Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintences and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career

User Review  - Suzanne Lagrande - Goodreads

Lots of great, gossipy stories about Truman Capote. He was easily as colorful as the characters her wrote about. Read full review

Contents

chapter thirteen In Which TC Settles Across
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chapter sixteen In Which the Reader Is Introduced
144
chapter seventeen In Which TCs Breakfast at Tiffanys
169
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About the author (1997)

George Plimpton, the originator of "participatory journalism," is the editor of The Paris Review.  His books include Paper Lion, Out of My League, The Bogey Man, Open Net, The Curious Case of Sidd Finch, and, most recently, The X Factor.  He lives in New York City.

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