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Truman Capote
Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter and playwright, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966),... show more
Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter and playwright, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced of Capote novels, stories, and plays.

Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother, and multiple migrations. He had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 11, and for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of one story, "Miriam" (1945), attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, and resulted in a contract to write the novel Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). Capote earned the most fame with In Cold Blood, a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home. Capote spent four years writing the book aided by his lifelong friend Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).

A milestone in popular culture, In Cold Blood was the peak of Capote's literary career; it was to be his final fully published book. In the 1970s, he maintained his celebrity status by appearing on television talk shows.
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Birth date: 1924-09-30
Died: 1984-08-25
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 8 months ago
On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and t...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it 1 year ago
And E says Capote didn't like people much. I wonder why. Anyway, what little impression the titular novella and the other three short stories left was distasteful and ultimately forgettable. Luckily, I won't have any problem putting this out of my mind. Although a blonde Audrey Hepburn is a weir...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it 1 year ago
I have never watched the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's", which is apparently quite different from the novella. I did not like the character of Holly Golightly in this story—she is selfish and cruel, though I am not sure means to be those things, she also seems quite stupid. In any case, though, she ...
MomoWymack
MomoWymack rated it 1 year ago
I don't think this is rate-able
Kathryn Lively, Reader
Kathryn Lively, Reader rated it 1 year ago
I'm giving this 2.5 stars. I imagine it could have been better had Capote bothered to finish it. According to the lore, Capote preferred to live as a celebrity than as a writer, having spent so much time resting on his In Cold Blood laurels.Answered Prayers was designed to be a modern Remembrance of...
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