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Truman Capote

Novelist (30-Sep-1924 — 25-Aug-1984)


Ann M. Algeo. The Courtroom as Forum: Homicide Trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer. Peter Lang. 1996. 164pp.

John Malcolm Brinnin. Truman Capote: Dear Heart, Old Buddy. New York, New York: Delacorte Press. 1986. 182pp.

Gerald Clarke. Capote: A Biography. Carroll & Graf Publishers. 2005.

Gerald Clarke (editor). Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote. New York: Random House. 2004. 487pp.

Deborah Davis. Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black-and-White Ball. Wiley. 2006. 304pp.

Jack Dunphy. Dear Genius: A Memoir of My Life with Truman Capote. McGraw Hill. 1987.

Helen S. Garson. Truman Capote. New York: Ungar. 1980.

M. Thomas Inge (editor). Truman Capote: Conversations. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press. 1987. 374pp.

Faulk Carter Jennings. Truman Capote's Southern Years. 1996.

Marianne M. Moates. A Bridge of Childhood: Truman Capote's Southern Years. New York: Henry Holt. 1984. 240pp.

Marianne M. Moates. Truman Capote's Southern Years: Stories from a Monroeville Cousin. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 1996. 240pp.

William L. Nance. The Worlds of Truman Capote. New York: Stein and Day. 1970. 256pp.

George Plimpton. Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulant Career. New York: Doubleday. 1997. 512pp.

Kenneth T. Reed. Truman Capote. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1981. 145pp.

Marie Rudisill; James C Simmons. Truman Capote: The Story of His Bizarre and Exotic Boyhood by an Aunt Who Helped Raise Him. William Morrow & Co.. 1983. 251pp.

Joseph J. Waldmeir (editor). The Critical Response to Truman Capote. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1999. 280pp.

Donald Windham. Footnote to a Friendship: A Memoir of Truman Capote and Others. Verona: Stamperia Valdonega. 1983. A similarly titled 1987 book appeared, Lost Friendships: A Memoir of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and Others.


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  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.225)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.120)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.258)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.174)

  13. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.72)

  14. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.44)

  15. Contemporary Novelists (pp.235-38)

  16. Current Biography, 1968 Yearbook (pp.78-81)

  17. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.122)

  18. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.35)

  19. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.167)

  20. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.169)

  21. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.89)

  22. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.115)

  23. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.88)

  24. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.426-28)

  25. Legends in Their Own Time (p.41)

  26. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.3)

  27. Literary Journalism: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors (p.45)

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