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Capote

a book by Gerald Clarke

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Not just one of the best biographies of Capote, but one of the best biographies ever.

  • Apr 29, 2008
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This is one of the books that the movie, Capote, was based on, and I can't think of any biography I've ever read that is more thoroughly researched than this one.  At a certain point, Gerald Clarke documents Capote's life day-by-day and it was a pretty incredible life.  It took him something like eight years to write and you can tell.  Capote knew it was being written and loved the idea--I'm not sure if he cooperated with him or not, but it sure seems like he must have. I've read it a couple of times and each time it takes me at least a month to get through it!

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May 29, 2009
The scholarship of this book really is amazing--at a certain point he practically documents Capote's moves by the day.
 
May 28, 2009
Hi.....I read this book as well, and yes, Capote did live an incredible life.  He's absolutely fascinating!   As you say, it did take you awhile to get through it, and I feel the same way.   I love reading well-written work so carefully researched and  meticulous.  Nice job!
 
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Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Read this book and the other current Capote biography to obtain an objective perspective of this great writer.
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ISBN-10: 0671228110 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780671228118 (pbk.)
Author: Gerald Clarke
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: January 1, 1988
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