Who but Truman Capote would dare to say "that" about (among many, many others) Jacqueline Onassis, Norman Mailer, Montgomery Clift, Andre Gide, Marilyn Monroe, Lee Radziwill, Tennessee Williams, J. D. Salinger, Gore Vidal, and Elizabeth Taylor? Equally pointed is Capote's talk about himself-his childhood and early fame, his bouts with drugs and alcohol, his homosexuality, his assessment of his talent and his work, including "In Cold Blood." He has definite opinions about good writing, and he isn't shy about saying who he thinks the biggest phonies are among his fellow writers. "Conversations with Capote"-which Capote intended to be the definitive in-depth interview-makes both the man and his times come alive and has what the "San Diego Union" called the "quality that will bring readers to it again and again."
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Lawrence Grobel (www.lawrencegrobel.com ) is a novelist, journalist, biographer, poet & teacher. Five of his 22 books were listed in Publisher’s Weekly’s “Best Books of the Year.” He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship for his fiction and a PEN Special Achievement Award for Conversations with Capote. Writer’s Digest called him “A legend among journalists.” Joyce Carol Oates called him the "Mozart of interviewers." His The Art of the Interview is often used as a textbook for journalism classes. He served in the Peace Corps, directed a graduate writing program for Antioch, and taught at UCLA. He has appeared on CNN, The Today Show, GMA, The Charlie Rose Show and in two documentaries, Salinger & Al Pacino’s Wilde Salome.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091619602