Truman Capote

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The story of Truman Capote's life, as told by the people who knew him, from his neighbours in Monroeville, Alabama, where he grew up, to his friends and enemies in Manhattan at the height of his celebrity, such as Mia Farrow, Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal.

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revkippo

May 19, 2011

Capote edited by Plimpton

I really have enjoyed this book. I like the way Plimpton has taken the words of many of Capote's friends, relatives, enemies, etc, and written a biography (or, more truthfully, edited a biography) with them. It is interesting to see events in Capote's life as viewed by several different people. I think this method gives a much broader picture of how Capote was viewed by his contemporaries than a regular biography would. Highly interesting!!

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