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“I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.” — Truman Capote

It’s his birthday today. In Cold Blood put him on the map for all time. His journalism/literature hybrid told the terrifying story of a random murder in Holcomb, Kansas, where an entire family was annihilated in their own home, for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Truman Capote

Gerald Clarke wrote the definitive biography of Truman Capote. It looms as large in the Capote landscape as Richard Ellmann’s biography of Joyce looms in Joyce-land. Published in 1988, no book since addressing the onslaught in American culture that was … Continue reading

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2014 Books Read

2014 was a good reading year. I re-read a lot of favorites, including Rebecca West’s 1200 page Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. There was a fun mix of re-reads and new stuff, of fiction and non-fiction. My year of being … Continue reading

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Ebertfest 2014: Capote (2005)

Friday afternoon, following the awesome screening of 1924’s He Who Gets Slapped (which I wrote up for Rogerebert.com) came the screening of Capote. It is still hard to comprehend that Philip Seymour Hoffman is no longer with us. It is … Continue reading

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The Books: Capote: A Biography, by Gerald Clarke

Daily Book Excerpt: Biography Next biography on this shelf is Capote: A Biography, by Gerald Clarke A definitive biography of Truman Capote. It looms as large in the Capote landscape as Richard Ellmann’s biography of Joyce looms in Joyce-land. Published … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Truman Capote!

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite writers – Truman Capote. Truman Capote has been one of my many life-long obsessions – so forgive my autistic knowledge of this man – his life, and his work and his … Continue reading

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In Cold Blood: “And I said, ‘Oh, Bonnie … Bonnie, dear … I haven’t seen you since that terrible thing happened.'”

Truman Capote in Holcomb, Kansas. I thought I had seen all the photos from that time in Capote’s life, but I certainly haven’t seen that one. I love it. Here’s a big post I wrote on Capote. His time in … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Truman Capote!

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite writers – Truman Capote. Truman Capote has been one of my many life-long obsessions – so forgive my autuistic knowledge of this man – his life, and his work. Also – … Continue reading

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The Books: “In Cold Blood” (Truman Capote)

Oops, double post. It’s under true crime as well. The great In Cold Blood – by Truman Capote. On my top 10 list of favorite books. A couple posts about Capote on my site: In Cold Blood – the first … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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