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ePub Truman Capote download
Author:
George Plimpton
ISBN13:
978-0330368728
ISBN:
0330368729
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Publisher:
Picador (February 19, 1999)
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Subcategory:
History & Criticism
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1919 kb
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1439 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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226

Truman truly knew everyone, and now the people who knew him best tell his remarkable story to bestselling author and literary lion, George Plimpton

Truman truly knew everyone, and now the people who knew him best tell his remarkable story to bestselling author and literary lion, George Plimpton. He was the most social of writers, and at the height of his career, he was the very nexus of the glamorous worlds of the arts, politics and society, a position best exemplified by his still legendary Black and White Ball.

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Truman Capote Biography - The best known author of the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true . Truman Capote was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 30, 1924. An intelligent child, Capote was a fast learner. He learned to read at the age of four before entering school.

Truman Capote Biography - The best known author of the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), Truman Capote was an eminent American.

Truman Garcia Capote (/kəˈpoʊti/; born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Several of his short stories, novels, and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel". His works have been adapted into more than 20 films and television dramas.

The work was published in book form the following year. ABOUT IN COLD BLOOD Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time.

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.

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

A biography of American author Truman Capote in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances and detractors recall his turbulent career.
  • This is a fabulous book as there are tons of anecdotes from the many, many people who knew Capote. George Plimpton is a very skilled writer and has at least 12 books to his credit. Difficult to put down and have stayed up too late at bedtime because I can't put it down.

  • If you're interested in Truman Capote, this is a fascinating book, called an "oral biography" in which various friends and enemies write about their knowledge of him, or experiences with him. The book is linear, beginning with his childhood and leading to his tragic demise. Nothing important is left out, as far as I know. The section on "In Cold Blood" is especially excellent. Plimpton did a great job of obtaining and organizing the material. Highly recommended

  • Another reviewer wrote that this was a true biography of a very complex man with an incredible gift. Plimpton complied perspectives of people who knew him. Unusual and extremely well written. Best biography I have read in years.

  • Thought this was a great book. I loved the format. Conversations with so many that knew him well, or thought they did. Truman Capote was definitely a multifaceted person. I enjoy Capote's work and think he was a great talent.

  • Anyone who has read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote knows that it was his best writing. He created a new genre of reporting and fiction combined by immersing himself in the subject of his book. He spent months living in Kansas where the Clutter family was murdered and many hours with the two young men who did the killing. After the blockbuster book came out, Capote was catapaulted into celebrity and high society. This book is so interesting because it follows Capote's life from childhood through his rise and fall from grace. His friends and acquaintances tell the story as if you were sitting there listening to them discuss Capote, the good and the bad. Truman was an elfin sprite, full of stories, not all true but extremely entertaining. But at the end of his life he was using drugs and alcohol to deaden the frustration of being unable to top his masterpiece book and finding nothing better to write about, turned on his high society friends, writing a tell all book about them using thinly disguised characters. Because of this, the people who made him, dropped him out of their lives completely, leaving him bewildered. He had wrongly assumed that they would understand and forgive him. After that he simply drifted and declined physically, drinking until his body gave out. He died in the arms of his best friend Joanne Carson, exwife of Johnny Carson. He knew he was going and begged her not to call for help, as he was worn out and finished. I think I would like to read In Cold Blood again, this time with a different understanding of Truman Capote.

  • Great read! Coukdent put it down

  • Excellent read! I love the way it's written as a series of anecdotes by people who actually knew Truman Capote. Very difficult to put down, but when you do, very easy to pick up where you left off. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the man in question.

  • always wonderful, what a great collection of riffs