“I’ll wait while they read it”

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There is much more to Truman Capote than just being the man behind Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood.

Beyond the slow, warbling flamboyant character that has been portrayed in the movies, he was one of the last self-invented writers. His formal education stopped at high school, and his only employment experience was a stint as a copyboy.

At The Millions, Michael Bourne profiles the genius before the release of the new Modern Library edition of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms.


Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16 . More from this author →