Capote

Capote

A Biography

Book - 1988
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Baker & Taylor
A portrait based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the famous author of such works as In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's traces his eccentric childhood in Alabama, his relationships with such contemporaries as Grace Paley and Gore Vidal, and his struggles with alcohol and drug abuse. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the man who authored In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's, as well as with nearly everyone who knew him, this absorbing, definitive biography follows Truman Capote from his eccentric childhood in Alabama to the heights of New York society. Featuring many photographs, this book also candidly recounts a gifted and celebrated writer's descent into the life of alcohol and drugs that would ultimately consume his bulldog spirit and staggering talent?but not before he'd hobnob with the likes of Grace Paley and Lee Radziwill, feud outrageously with Gore Vidal and Jacqueline Susann, and stage at New York's Plaza Hotel the sensational Black and White Ball.

Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the man who authored In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's, as well as with nearly everyone who knew him, this absorbing, definitive biography follows Truman Capote from his eccentric childhood in Alabama to the heights of New York society. Featuring many photographs, this book also candidly recounts a gifted and celebrated writer's descent into the life of alcohol and drugs that would ultimately consume his bulldog spirit and staggering talent?but not before he'd hobnob with the likes of Grace Paley and Lee Radziwill, feud outrageously with Gore Vidal and Jacqueline Susann, and stage at New York's Plaza Hotel the sensational Black and White Ball.


Blackwell North Amer
Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Capote as well as with nearly everyone who knew him, this biography follows Truman Capote from his eccentric childhood in Alabama to the heights of New York society. In addition to offering a recreation of the period in Capote's life that produced In Cold Blood, Capote recounts this gifted writer's descent into the life of alcohol and drugs that would ultimately consume his talent. But not before he'd hobnobbed with the likes of Babe Paley and Lee Radziwill, feuded with Gore Vidal and Jacqueline Susann, staged his never-to-be-equaled Black and White Ball, and left an impact that is still resonating thirty years later.

Baker
& Taylor

A portrait based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the famous author traces his eccentric childhood in Alabama, his relationships with such contemporaries as Grace Paley and Gore Vidal, and his struggles with alcohol and drug abuse.

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1988]
Copyright Date: ©1988
ISBN: 9780671228118
0671228110
9780786716616
Branch Call Number: 818 C246zcL
Characteristics: 631 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates. ; 24 cm

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Jul 20, 2016

Clarke's frequently dark yet poignant portrait humanizes the weirdly mannered, baby-voiced media creature I used to watch with bemusement on the Dick Cavett and Johnny Carson chat shows of the seventies. Recommended.

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