Truman Capote

In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career

George Plimpton

‘Reading this oral biography is like gate-crashing one of Capote’s parties and being buttonholed by a series of insistent guests . . . Plimpton’s collage of reminiscence is apt enough for its subject, and fascinatingly (and bitchily) evocative of the man’ Robert McCrum, Observer

‘It is at the heart of this book . . . that Capote can be seen and heard at first hand. There are so many different voices, just like those at the parties which he gave remorselessly, that he comes alive from a hundred different vantages . . . engaging and entertaining’ Peter Ackroyd, The Times

‘Its babel of contradictory voices does justice to a complex and multi-faceted man, while avoiding the desiccated thickets in which more conventional biographies flail around. What one takes away from this book are great stories’ Independent on Sunday


Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978033036872801
Published: 19/02/1999

George Plimpton

George Plimpton

George Plimpton (1927-2003) was the co-founder and first editor-in-chief of The Paris Review. He was also a prolific writer and journalist.

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