By (author) George Plimpton
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Truman Capote by George Plimpton
Book DescriptionUsing oral biography, a technique that perfectly matches the style of his subject, George Plimpton blends the voices of Capote's lovers, haters, acquaintances, and colleagues into a highly readable narrative. Here we are present for the entire span of Capote's life: his Southern childhood and his early days in New York; his first literary success with the publication of "Other Voices, Other Rooms"; his highly active love life; the groundbreaking excitement of "In Cold Blood," the first "nonfiction novel"; his years as a jet-setter; and his final days of flagging inspiration, alcoholism, and isolation. All his famous friends and enemies are here: Katherine Graham, Lauren Bacall, Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, William Styron, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Lee Radziwill, John Huston, John Knowles, William F. Buckley, Jr., and dozens of others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385491730
(241mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George Plimpton
Paper Lion, Paperback (August 2016)
In the mid-1960s, George Plimpton talked his way into the Detroit Lions' pre-season training camp and in doing so set the bar for participatory sports journalism. In this book, he recounts his experience of a month practising and living with the team - getting to know the pressures rookies confront, the hijinks, and taking behind the scenes snaps.
Shadow Box, Paperback (August 2016)
Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, the author pauses to wonder what ever induced him to become a participatory journalist. From the gym, the locker room, the ringside, and even in the harsh glare of the ring itself, the author documents what it truly means to be a boxer.
Bogey Man, Paperback (August 2016)
What happens when a weekend athlete - of average skill at best - joins the professional golf circuit? The author spent a month of self-imposed torture on the PGA tour to find out. In this book, we find golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, and best of all, the author's thoughts and experiences.
Open Net, Paperback (August 2016)» View all books by George Plimpton
After forays into American football, golf and the world of professional boxing, the author accepts his riskiest assignment yet: taking to the ice as goalie for his beloved National Hockey League team, the Boston Bruins. This book is at once a celebration of the thrills and grace of the greatest sport on ice.
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Author Biography - George Plimpton
George Plimpton, the originator of "participatory journalism," is the editor of The Paris Review.His books include Paper Lion, Out of My League, The Bogey Man, Open Net, The Curious Case of Sidd Finch, and, most recently, The X Factor.He lives in New York City. From the Hardcover edition."
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