Capote

Capote

A Biography

eBook - 2013
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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.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.
Publisher: [United States] : RosettaBooks : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9780795331169
0795331169
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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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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