Posts Tagged: Truman Capote
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, David Hayes and Sarah Weinman discuss what makes the book, as well as Capote’s other works, so remarkable:
For centuries we’ve been enraptured and revolted, thrilled and petrified, by crime stories and what meaning they might have.
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It was the kind of horrific end no one could have imagined for the demure Harkey matriarch … her death represented the final, sordid unraveling of one of the oldest lineages in Central Texas—the story of a family tree rotted through by the destructive forces of obsession, greed, and hate.
At Salon, Laura Miller covers a recent update in the ongoing criticism of—and legal proceedings involving—Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Ronald Nye, the son of Harold Nye, a former agent for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation who has since died, can finally publish his father’s documents....more
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....more
Buried treasure has been unearthed at the New York Public Library: six unpublished pages of Truman Capote’s unfinished novel Answered Prayers.
They’re from a chapter called “Yachts and Things,” and you can read them in this month’s Vanity Fair....more
Essayist John D’Agata and fact-checker Jim Fingal co-wrote a book called The Lifespan of a Fact. I have read every review about the book since. It seems that Lifespan isn’t being reviewed, but instead a status quo is being swiftly and aggressively defended....more
I interviewed author, Sarah Kilborne, who lives in the same town as I do, Hudson, New York, and takes banjo lessons downstairs in my father’s music store that I live above.
We had dinner a few months ago, where I picked her brain about the writing life, and we both overate pasta....more
Truman Capote’s social celebrity is a defining feature of his legacy—it added another element to his literary prowess and his visible lifestyle was definitely a point of contention for people.
Many people had things to say about his lifestyle, and he had his opinions to offer in return....more