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									Truman CapoteTruman Capote
When Truman Capote debuted on the New York literary scene in 1948, no one had seen anything quite like him. Capote soon became famous for his intensely readable and nuanced short stories, novels, and novellas, but he was equally famous as a personality, gadfly, and bon vivant -- not to mention as a crime writer. Capote’s much-imitated 1965 book, In Cold Blood, all but invented the narrative true-crime genre.

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Fact File

Name:
Truman Capote
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1924
Place of Birth:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of Death:
August 25, 1984
Place of Death:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
Trinity School and St. John's Academy in New York City and Greenwich High School in Connecticut





A Lost Classic, Rediscovered

Selected Works

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								Summer Crossing, Author: 
								Truman Capote.

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Summer Crossing
by Truman Capote
Lost for nearly a half century, Capote's spellbinding first novel breaks ground on themes that explode in his masterpiece, Breakfast at Tiffany's. The manuscript was found last year among a collection of previously unknown Capote papers being offered to the auction house Sotheby's.

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								Other Voices, Other Rooms, Author: 
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*  Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948)
*  The Grass Harp (1956)
*  Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958)
*  In Cold Blood (1965)
*  Music for Chameleons (1983)
*  Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel (1987)
*  Summer Crossing (2005)

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An Original Life

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								Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulant Career, Author: 
								George Plimpton.

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Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulant Career
by George Plimpton
Capote was brilliant writer across fiction and nonfiction genres; he was also a high-profile literary personality, who loved the spotlight and made friends and enemies with equal ease. Plimpton's text is required reading for Capote fans.

*  Capote: A Biography   by Gerald Clarke
*  Conversations with Capote   by Lawrence Grobel, James A. Michener (Introduction)



A Winning Story Becomes a Classic Film

An Unfinished Monument

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								Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Novel & Three Stories, Author: 
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Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Novel & Three Stories
by Truman Capote
This bestselling portrait of social butterfly Holly Golightly was made into a classic 1961 film by Director Blake Edwards, in which Audrey Hepburn embodied Holly's mysteriously winning style.

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								Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel, Author: 
								Truman Capote.

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Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel
by Truman Capote
Capote's ambitious final novel of high-society gossip and intrigue was never completed, but what was finished has dazzled readers: The New Yorker wrote that Answered Prayers "teases the imagination by suggesting that there's more -- much more -- in it than we've been allowed to see."

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