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Hildhood 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 bulldo. A very well written biography of an enigmatic figure His orbit touched many others in the art in his time His life was sad but also intriguing His relationships with men and as interestingly the women who found something they couldn t uite define in him are well worth the readTo be an artist is to be outside the bell curve and as I often say when I present at writers conferences that doesn t mean you re on the good side of that curve Addiction is a danger for the creative As is the influence of others and our own influence on themWell worth the read Burning Attraction recounts a gifted and celebrated writer's descent into the life of alcohol and drugs that would ultimately consume his bulldo. A very well written biography of an enigmatic figure His orbit touched many others in the art in his time His life was sad but also intriguing His The Numbers Game relationships with men and as interestingly the women who found something they couldn t uite define in him are well worth the Tall man riding. readTo be an artist is to be outside the bell curve and as I often say when I present at writers conferences that doesn t mean you The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory re on the good side of that curve Addiction is a danger for the creative As is the influence of others and our own influence on themWell worth the The Big Golden Book of Poetry read

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Capote A Biography

G 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 Jacueline Susann and stage at New York's Plaza Hotel the sensational Black and White Ba. In my opinion the author assesses various aspects of his life appropriately but leaves some areas grossly underrepresented or wrongly assessed For a concrete example of this Capote s adolescent experiences of being the victim of coerced sex by boys is playfully written off as relatively innocent forays spellcheck into sexuality Since when is coerced sex relatively innocent I guess he s thinking boys will be boys His experiences with a pedophile teacher I felt were also grossly underplayed DO NOT read this book if you are planning to read Other Voices Other Rooms author gives away story I also had an issue with authors interpretation of Other Voices I think he missed some crucial elements Enjoyed the book but found it unbalanced Read this with a critical eyeit has some glaring flaws but great nonetheless

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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 c. Capote Gerald Clarke s Literary BiographyIt took me a hellishly long time to read this book Of course I was reading it in conjunction with a read of Capote s works at the same time So I would read a novel or a few short stories and I would take back up with Clarke s biographyBut that s rather an excuse Because Capote s life is often not a pleasant subject not from childhood up to his last days lost in a fog of Vodka and drugsAnd I ve taken a hellishly long time to absorb what I ve read and decide what to say about this book For my life and Capote s life have shared certain intersections though we certainly never met The closest I came to meeting Capote was meeting his father Arch Persons I was six years oldYes Capote s father lived in Tuscaloosa Alabama for some time Older goodreads members may remember a time when penny scales were in front of seemingly every business Persons had those scales in our town A friend told me he also raised Pekingese puppies In fact Persons gave his family one But my friend s dad was a County officialMy grandmother and I had been to the AP That used to be a grocery store chain Do any exist any As we drove toward the traffic light Persons backed into us My dear lady let me give you my card Why there s no need to call the police I ll be glad to take care of the damage Clearly I was carelessMy grandfather was rather perplexed that my grandmother had not called the police He grew perplexed when there was no answer at the telephone number and the address turned out to be an empty lot It took the District Attorney indicting Arch Persons for leaving the scene of an accident to achieve receiving restitution in the caseYears later as an Assistant District Attorney I went to the file storage on the unfinished seventh floor of our courthouse I kept that file with me until I retired from that office after twenty eight years of service It was a literary curiosity having Capote s file in my cabinetI began my career in juvenile court It was the prevailing thought that you started a green lawyer in Juvie where the least harm could be done and seen After all what happens in Juvie stays in Juvie It s confidential My work in juvenile court put me on the trail of child advocacy The conseuences of what happened in juvenile court were not lost on me As I rose through the ranks at the DA s office I had the ability to assign senior lawyers to that Court which remains the policy of the office I loved so muchSo it was my work that freuently made me wince as I read of Capote s childhood Persons was a con and a grifter His mother Lillie Mae Faulk was charmed by Persons Truman was their only child Persons traveled freuently attempting to hatch get rich schemes On the road staying in hotel after hotel Persons and his mother would leave young Truman locked in their room while they hit the night life of whatever location they happened to be in They told hotel staff not to let Truman out even if he screamed And he did screamPersons knew Lillie had men on the side He didn t seem to object He stopped counting at 29 affairs Of course a tryst with Jack Dempsey might have led to a great promotional event so maybe he didn t count that oneLillie moved North to attend business school She took Truman with her Persons continued rambling around the country to grub money however he could Persons was shocked when Lillie announced she wanted a divorce She had met Cuban business man Joe Capote The child they so willingly left locked alone in strange hotel rooms became the center of a fiercely fought custody suit The unwanted child was the prize in a contest neither wanted to lose But Persons did loseHaving won custody Lillie preferred spending her time with her new person rather than Truman It was convenient that the Faulk clan was available to take Truman in back in Monroeville Alabama His time there was most likely the most stable period in his life Of course we know of his beloved Cousin Sook And yes she called him BuddyPeriodically Lillie would return to Monroeville and take Truman back to New York He was a disappointment to her He was a sissy She told him soAnd back in Monroeville Arch would promise to pick up Truman and take him to the beach down at Gulf Shores Truman would have his bag packed with a new bathing suit Arch never showedJoe Capote adopted Truman It should come as no surprise that he would write his real father and tell him that he should address him as Truman Capote henceforthSensing that Capote was a sissy Lillie who had now changed her name to Nina decided military school was just what Truman needed And it was there that Truman experienced his first homosexual activities euphemistically known as belly rubbingThe Faulks lived next to the Lees Amasa was a lawyer Younger daughter Nelle Harper was Truman s best friend And their friendship lasted until Harper Lee won a Pulitzer and Capote did not Harper Lee was of immense help in gaining entry into the homes of the residents of Garden City Kansas as no one knew what to make of Truman Her work on In Cold Blood in my opinion should have granted her co author status But we will never know why that did not occur Nor does Clarke explain why Harper Lee disappears from the pages of Capote s biographyAs he matured Truman seemed to choose lovers most likely to promote his career as a writer Most influential was Newton Arvin who mentored Truman and provided him with a formal literary education It was Newton who promoted Capote to Random House However Newton s relationship with Capote was very controlled Capote scheduled his visits with Newton as Newton allowed Arvin did his best to hide his sexualityClarke s biography is a fine work emphasizing the significance of each of his works He charts Capote s rise to success and his climb through the social circles of New York and Europe And he charts Capote s decline with eual objectivityAfter a long relationship with fellow writer Jack Dunphy Capote became increasingly addicted to pills and alcohol He entered into sexual relationships with partners his social circle saw as inferior to themThe final years were spent in repeated attempts at rehabilitation and repeated hospitalizations Capote was emphatically told he would die if he continued to drink He drank essentially ostracized by all his friends because of his betrayal of them in segments of his unfinished novel Answered Prayers I have pondered whether Capote committed a long slow suicide in the only manner he could face To be continued


10 thoughts on “Capote A Biography

  1. says:

    Usually biographies begin with the dutiful laboured and frankly tiresome parts – the family background the growing up the education the roots and the shoots great author as 10 year old etc I always want to get

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    Truman Capote died at age 59 in 1984; this 1988 biography by TIME writer Gerald Clarke despite a welter of Capote books concurrent with the two similar biopic movies a dozen years ago and continuing interest in the Tiny Terror this still is the best general interest bio IMO Clarke set himself the unenviable task of covering all of Capote's life but he performs marvelously Rarely have I read a general interest literary biography that discu

  3. says:

    Capote Gerald Clarke's Literary BiographyIt took me a hellishly long time to read this book Of course I was reading it in co

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    Truman Capote was an absurd little troll He was self absorbed self pitying envious and prone to alcohol abuseHe was a nosy little gossip skilled at prying secrets out of friends and acuaintances He would then immediately dash out and dish the dirt about things he had been told in confidence As we used to say Telephone telegraph tell a Truman He hurt a lot of people with his wagging tongue and then drowned his sorrows in

  5. says:

    45 interesting book i loved it

  6. says:

    A very well written biography of an enigmatic figure His orbit touched many others in the art in his time His life was sad but also intriguing His relationships with men and as interestingly the women who found something they couldn

  7. says:

    A very well written and extensive biography of the celebrated American author Truman Capote was a very gregarious person and was always the life of any gathering or party except towards the end of his life When he traveled whether to New York or Europe it was not to take in museums or sites but to meet the inhabitants – particularly if they were famous wealthy andor notoriousAs Mr Clarke points out Truman C

  8. says:

    In my opinion the author assesses various aspects of his life appropriately but leaves some areas grossly underrepresented or wrongly assessed For a concrete example of this Capote's adolescent experiences of being the victim of coerced sex by boys is playfully written off as relatively innocent forays spellcheck into sexuality Since when is coerced sex relatively innocent? I guess he's thinking boys will be boys His experiences

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    Not surprisin

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    if you are going to read one book on capote this is it please excuse the hackneyed phrase but it will make you laugh and cry I honestly feel like i understand truman and i wish i wouldve known him uote by Truman Capote from Conversations with Capote by Lawrence GorbelThis man Gerald Clarke who's writing this book about me do you know him? He's one of the lead writers at Time magazine He's really a very good writer His b

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