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
“... least truthful book. But it is a very good one, and it may be the high point of the thing Tom Wolfe called the New Journalism. Capote did not invent it. There were already a fair number of good writers, sound listeners, who were into that sort of concentrated, high-style reportage. Anyhow, the best claim of responsibility for its American ...”