Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances And Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career

By: Plimpton, George

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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 captivating and 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. Full of wonderful stories, startlingly intimate, and altogether fascinating, this is the most entertaining account of Truman Capote's life yet, as only the incomparable George Plimpton could write it. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 498 pages; 28922

Title: Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances And Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career

Author Name: Plimpton, George

Categories: Biographies,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, Nan A. Talese, Doubleday: 1997

ISBN Number: 0385232497

ISBN Number 13: 9780385232494

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 28922

Keywords: In Cold Blood Black And White Ball Nonfiction Novel,