Selling Capote’s world

“The name of the game is fun and pain,” said Truman Capote, a 20th-century literary legend destined to know both in full measure.

28th October, 2006

“The name of the game is fun and pain,” said Truman Capote, a 20th-century literary legend destined to know both in full measure. In 1948, before his first book hit the shelves, Life magazine called him ‘‘the best-known unpublished author in America’’.

Twenty years after his death, two major Hollywood biopics are introducing his work to a new generation - Breakfast at Tiffany’s, his masterpiece In Cold Blood, and the...

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