Andrew O’Hagan: Truman Capote
2 April 1998
Show More Truman Capote: In which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career by George Plimpton.
Picador, 498 pp., £20, February 1998, 0 330 36871 0Show More
“... It is not an original setting, in fact rather standard, if one thinks of Faulkner and Carson McCullers and others of the Southern Gothic, with their yellow-eyed mamas and idiot boys. But there is a patience in Capote’s novel, a surprising charity, a seamlessly variegated emotion, that would have made it quite remarkable in a very good ...”