9780385491730

Truman Capote: In Which Various Freinds, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career

ISBN 10: 0385491735 / 0-385-49173-5
ISBN 13: 9780385491730
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

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. Truman truly knew everyone, and now the people who knew him best tell his remarkable story to bestselling author and literary lion, George Plimpton.Using the oral-biography style that made his Edie (edited with Jean Stein) a bestseller, George Plimpton has blended the voices of Capotes friends, lovers, and colleagues into a captivating and narrative. Here we see the entire span of Capotes life, from his Southern childhood, to 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: C.Z. Guest, Katharine Graham, Lauren Bacall, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Joan Didion, John Huston, 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 have done it.


Review:

"Less a literary convocation than an A-list gab-fest, this volume is filled over the brim with three things Capote cared deeply about: gossip, name-dropping, and himself....Capote's flamboyant, fascinating life as related by other voice, other views."

Kirkus, 10/01/1997

Review:

"The mythic and the authentic Capote have found their Boswell in George Plimpton, himself an inventive wizard of pop. In his oral biography...Mr. Plimpton tells the whole story, from Monroeville, Ala., to Sunset Boulevard, in the blended voices of Capote's friends and enemies, hosts and parasites."

Edward Kosner, Wall Street Journal, 12/11/1997

 

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