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Conversations with Capote Hardcover – February 1, 1985
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This book! WOW!! It truly is in conversational form. The author sat down and talked to Capote on numerous visits. Asking rather intimate questions.. and much to the surprise of the author.. Capote answered him.. in what seems to be very honest answers.. in the style that only Capote could have answered.
I learned quite a bit about various people that are long dead to us now.. but, this book must have been very controversial when it was first released. As it wasn't released until after Capote's death.. I imagine there were quite a few in the Hollyweird and NYC theater district.. that felt like digging him up.. and bashing his skull in! It was a very amusing read. And, if you wanted to get inside the mind of a successful author.. this would be one of the books I'd highly recommend.
From his hilarious, scathing putdown of writer Joyce Carol Oates to his falling out with Jackie Onassis, and his love of his "swans," (wealthy, beautiful society women who cut him off with the publication of "Answered Prayers"), to the extended, often agonizing creation and completion of "In Cold Blood," Truman holds nothing back, including his fascination with serial killers and his friendships, sometimes gone sour, with literary lions like Tennessee Williams and Gore Vidal.
Unexpectedly, one discovers his extraordinary courage--the courage and stamina and vibrancy to flourish in a world that abhors the different, the odd, the strange. Every page is eminently readable; and this book is often hard to find--so get it while you can, as Janis Joplin would say.
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The book is well written in the form of questions and answers.