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
“... 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 writer double his age, which was 24. People tend to blame early success for all the horrors that follow. But that can only ...”