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Topic 3: From New Journalism to Creative Non-fiction (Zeitgeist Genres 2)

Capote, Truman. “Last to see them alive.” Excerpt from In Cold Blood (1966). London: Penguin, 2000.

Capote’s “In Cold Blood”, in particular the excerpt given as one of this week’s readings, delves into the subjective experience of others in impossible detail, filling in the blanks in the authors knowledge with conjecture to help the story progress and be more engaging. 176 more words

Uni Stuff

Truman Capote's Early Work Finally Sees the Light of Day

I don’t know about y’all but I am TRUly excited that come Tuesday, we’ll be able to get our hands on some of the earliest printed works of one of the East End’s most iconic writers–Truman Capote. 266 more words


7 Chilling True Crime Books You Need To Read This October

As a Boston native, I was a little too enthusiastic about Black Mass hitting theatres recently. I was there on opening night, with a gigantic bag of popcorn, and an overeager fervor for Whitey Bulger, and the story of the Southie kingpin. 704 more words

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

“There’s got to be something wrong with us. To do what we did.”

Capote’s non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood, delves into the minds of two petty thieves: the charming and ruthless Dick, and the sensitive and rash Perry. 350 more words


Top 5 Wednesday: Banned Books

This week is dedicated to the books you’ve read that have been banned.

The books I’m going to list have been challenged by groups or individuals to not be allowed in school libraries, on the shelves of public libraries, or to be sold in book stores. 231 more words

Top 5 Wednesday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRUMAN CAPOTE Born: September 30, 1924, New Orleans, LA

Truman Capote Facts

#Truman Capote was an American writer best known for his true crime novel In Cold Blood and his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s. He was born Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30th, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Lillie Mae Faulk and Archulus Persons, a salesman. 523 more words