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
“... Yankee book editors made themselves great by ignoring this advice. The best of them – Maxwell Perkins, Robert Giroux, Joe Fox, Bennett Cerf – allowed many brilliant young things to roll about on their front lawns, and some days they even took a drink in the company of these writers, or let their dogs loose to lick their fidgety, callused hands. A sad ...”