Truman Capote by George Plimpton
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Truman Capote
By George Plimpton

Truman Capote

By (author) See other recent books by George Plimpton
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $33.05
Your Price: $29.75 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.31! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.49 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Truman Capote by George Plimpton

Book Description

Using 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.

Buy Truman Capote book by George Plimpton from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780385491730
ISBN-10: 0385491735
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 498
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author George Plimpton

Paper Lion by 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 by George Plimpton 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 by George Plimpton 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 by George Plimpton Open Net, Paperback (August 2016)

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.

» View all books by George Plimpton

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Truman Capote book by George Plimpton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


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."

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by George Plimpton close
Paper Lion by George Plimpton
Shadow Box by George Plimpton
Bogey Man by George Plimpton
Open Net by George Plimpton
Out of My League by George Plimpton
Mad Ducks and Bears by George Plimpton
Paper Lion by George Plimpton
Out of My League by George Plimpton
Open Net by George Plimpton
One for the Record by George Plimpton
Shadow Box by George Plimpton
Mad Ducks and Bears by George Plimpton
Bogey Man by George Plimpton
Milking the Moon by George Plimpton
Gentleman Volunteers by George Plimpton
Edie by George Plimpton
As Told at the Explorers Club by George Plimpton
Curious Case of Sidd Finch by George Plimpton
Latin American Writers at Work by George Plimpton
Iron Mike by George Plimpton
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close