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“Il segreto” dice Capote “dell’arte di intervistare – ed è davvero un’arte – è far sì che l’altro pensi che sia lui a intervistarti. Tu cominci a raccontargli di te, e piano piano tessi la tua rete finché l’altro non ti racconta tutto di sé.
I almost never recommend historical books, especially if they’re non-fiction. Mostly because historical non-fiction written is almost always written for historians. While I read a lot of excellent books published by academic presses, I would never tell my friends to read them because, quite frankly, academic reading is much more rigorous than leisure reading. 254 more words
Title: In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Genre: True crime
Rating: 4 / 5
The consummate true crime story. I actually didn’t “choose” to read this one, it was a book club pick, but it had been on my to-read list since high school (while I was reading the book, I cleaned out my Amazon account and saw that I actually put it on my wishlist back in 2003). 468 more words
‘Long before they became famous writers, Truman Capote (“In Cold Blood”) and Harper Lee (“To Kill a Mockingbird”) were childhood friends in Monroeville, Alabama. This fictionalized account of their time together opens at the beginning of the Great Depression, when Tru is seven and Nelle is six. 356 more words
1. There’s no such thing as perfect writing, just like there’s no such thing as perfect despair.
– Haruki Murakami
2. Writing every book is like a purge; at the end of it one is empty … like a dry shell on the beach, waiting for the tide to come in again. 232 more words