Capote: A Biography [NOOK Book]

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One of the strongest fiction writers of his generation, Truman Capote became a literary star while still in his teens. His most phenomenal successes include Breakfast at Tiffany’s; In Cold Blood; and Other Voices, Other Rooms. Even while his literary achievements were setting the standards that other fiction and nonfiction writers would follow for generations, Capote descended into a spiral of self-destruction and despair.

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Capote: A Biography

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Overview

One of the strongest fiction writers of his generation, Truman Capote became a literary star while still in his teens. His most phenomenal successes include Breakfast at Tiffany’s; In Cold Blood; and Other Voices, Other Rooms. Even while his literary achievements were setting the standards that other fiction and nonfiction writers would follow for generations, Capote descended into a spiral of self-destruction and despair.

This biography by Gerald Clarke was first published in 1988—just four years after Capote’s death. It was the basis for Capote, the 2005 film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Academy Award for his performance.

Clarke paints a vivid behind-the-scenes picture of Capote’s life—based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Capote himself and the people close to him. From the glittering heights of notoriety and parties with the rich and famous to his later struggles with addiction, Capote emerges as a richly multidimensional person—both brilliant and flawed.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gerald Clarke graduated from Yale as an English and American Literature major. After a short stint at Harvard Law, he turned to journalism and wrote for Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, and Esquire, among others. As the Show Business writer for Time, he interviewed some of his generation’s most famous people—including Mae West, Elizabeth Taylor, Raquel Welch, Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, and George Burns.

Intrigued by the working habits and creative genius of other writers, he began a series of in-depth profiles of famous authors—such as Allen Ginsburg, Gore Vidal, P.G. Wodehouse, Vladimir Nabokov, and Truman Capote. His profile of Capote became a full-fledged biography—with Clarke serving as a witness to the final ten years of the author’s life.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016496436
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks
  • Publication date: 4/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 609
  • Sales rank: 161,303
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Gerald Clarke graduated from Yale as an English and American Literature major. After a short stint at Harvard Law, he turned to journalism and wrote for Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, and Esquire, among others. As the Show Business writer for Time, he interviewed some of his generation’s most famous people—including Mae West, Elizabeth Taylor, Raquel Welch, Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, and George Burns.

Intrigued by the working habits and creative genius of other writers, he began a series of in-depth profiles of famous authors—such as Allen Ginsburg, Gore Vidal, P.G. Wodehouse, Vladimir Nabokov, and Truman Capote. His profile of Capote became a full-fledged biography—with Clarke serving as a witness to the final ten years of the author’s life.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2006

    Outstanding

    I can't believe how fascinating of a life this man lived. What a true american. This work of literature is definitly one of the best in literary history!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2006

    not the movie . . .

    A good biography, but definitely not the movie. This book covers his entire life. By comparison, it glosses over the In Cold Blood years whereas the movie is focused on the In Cold Blood years in much more detail. The endless name dropping is tedious and distracting from the genius of the man, but I guess Capote was a bit of a name dropper and social climber.

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