Capote, Truman: 1924 - 1984
Information about Truman Capote
- Full name: Truman Streckfus Persons
- Even as a child, Capote wanted to become famous. He moved with his mother to New York City and applied to the prestigious Trinity School. He was given an IQ test as an entrance exam, and he scored 215, the highest in the school's history. Capote said, "I was having 50 perceptions a minute to everyone else's five. I always felt nobody was going to understand me, going to understand what I felt about things. I guess that's why I started writing."
from The Writer's Almanac
- Biographies from kirjasto, PBS.
- A Collection of Reminiscences about Truman Capote
- Unmourned Losses, Unsettled Claims: New York Times, June 12, 1988.
- Truman Capote Is Dead at 59; Novelist of Style and Clarity by Albin Kress, New York Times, August 28, 1984.
- Interview with George Plimpton, author of "Truman Capote, In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career" from Randomhouse.
- Truman's Aunt Tiny talks about her nephew. St. Petersburg Times; October 3, 2000
- Previously unknown boyhood tales published. The Guardian; October 9, 2014
- Gerald Clarke; author of "Capote: A Biography:" (Truman Capote said about Gerald Clarke, "he knows more about me than anybody else does, including myself." Quoted in Conversations with Capote by Lawrence Grobel)
- Don Noble talks about "Summer Crossing". The manuscript was only discovered in 2004. APR; April 10, 2006 (mp3)
- Garrison Keillor on the occasion of Capote's birthday, September 30, 03; The Writer's Almanac (Real 1:13)