from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Capote, Truman 1924-1984. American writer whose works include novels, stories, plays, and reportage. He introduced the genre of the nonfiction novel with In Cold Blood (1966).


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  • The names usually mentioned in connection with the mainstream interest in them are Tom Wolfe and Truman Capote, who are credited with inventing the New Journalism, defined by Wolfe as journalism that uses the techniques of fiction, and the nonfiction novel, the term Capote cleverly used to characterize In Cold Blood (1965).

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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman melts into the role of the gay title character in "Capote," while Cillian Murphy plays a transvestite in 1970's Ireland in Neil Jordan's witty, endearing "Breakfast on Pluto."

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  • Yet his analysis of their work offers no special pleading — indeed, Capote is praised for not assuming a political stance, thus rejecting "the leftist pieties expected of writers from the 1960s on."

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  • I love the combination of terrible beauty, the lovely sadness and grim reality in Capote, the magical realism where the extraordinary, the supernatural dwell side by side with the mundane in Marquez.

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  • And just as Capote is said to be the model for Dill in Mockingbird, his childhood pal Nelle Lee was, we're told, the original for this novel's tomboyish Idabel.

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  • His performance here ranks with his work in Capote (2007) and The Savages (2007).

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  • Capote is one of my all-time favourite writers, and this is probably my favourite of his books.

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  • Capote is also proving to be fertile ground, but I'll leave that alone for the moment. posted by Slimbolala link


  • Once inside, however, Capote is drawn to the murderers, mesmerized by their moral vacancy.

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  • My objection to what I characterized as Capote’s attempt to mitigate the evil of the killers has not been made sufficiently clear if Stein believes that I expected them to be dehumanized.

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