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Truman Capote : in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career

Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plimpton, George.
Truman Capote.
New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, 1997
(OCoLC)595908292
Online version:
Plimpton, George.
Truman Capote.
New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, 1997
(OCoLC)605332768
Named Person: Truman Capote; Truman Capote; Truman Capote; Truman Capote; Truman Capote; Truman Capote
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Plimpton
ISBN: 0385232497 9780385232494 0330368710 9780330368711
OCLC Number: 36910032
Description: xiv, 498 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: In Which the Reader Is Introduced to Monroeville (pop. 1,800), Harper Lee, and Goes to TC's First Big Party --
In Which TC Arrives in New York, Goes to a Succession of Schools, Fails Math, and Meets Some New Friends --
In Which TC Joins The New Yorker, Upsets Robert Frost, Writes His First Stories, and Joins the New York Artistic World --
In Which TC Is Accepted into a Writers' Colony in Upstate New York and into a New Circle of Friends and Meets Newton Arvin --
In Which TC Takes a Train Ride, Meets the Trillings, and Alarms the Island of Nantucket --
In Which TC's Other Voices, Other Rooms Is Published and Given the Critical Once-Over --
In Which TC Embarks on the Grand Tour and Visits the Salons of Paris --
In Which TC Moves Out of His Mother's Apartment and Meets His Lifelong Friend, Jack Dunphy --
In Which TC and Jack Dunphy Leave for the Expatriate Life of Europe --
In Which TC Receives Sad News --
In Which TC Tries His Hand at the Theater --
In Which TC Returns to Europe, Teaches a Large Bird Epithets, Writes Beat the Devil amid Bedlam, and Arm-Wrestles Humphrey Bogart --
In Which TC Settles Across the River --
In Which TC Speaks About His Working Habits, His Mentors, and His Aversion to Nuns Traveling on the Same Plane --
In Which TC Alarms the Town of Stonington, Connecticut --
In Which the Reader Is Introduced to the Swans and TC Is Seen as Counselor and Confidant --
In Which TC's Breakfast at Tiffany's Upsets Mr. Deems --
In Which TC Decides to Go to Kansas --
In Which TC Is a Witness to the Doings in the Penitentiary Warehouse.
Responsibility: George Plimpton.
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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.

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