Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Capote: a biography

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the man who authored In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's, as well as with nearly everyone who knew him, this absorbing, definitive biography follows Truman Capote from his eccentric childhood in Alabama to the heights of New York society. Featuring many photographs, this book also candidly recounts a gifted and celebrated writer's descent into the life of alcohol and drugs that would ultimately consume his bulldog spirit and staggering talent--but not before he'd hobnob with the likes of Grace Paley and Lee Radziwill, feud outrageously with Gore Vidal and Jacqueline Susann, and stage at New York's Plaza Hotel the sensational Black and White Ball.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 293312bd-9245-c0d1-5200-c11623847441
Grouping Title capote
Grouping Author clarke gerald
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-01 04:21:47AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-13 04:41:51AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Clarke, Gerald, 1937-
author2-role hoopla digital.
author_display Clarke, Gerald
available_at_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch
detailed_location_santafe La Farge, Online Hoopla Collection
display_description The national bestselling biography and the basis for the film Capote starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in an Academy Award-winning turn. One of the strongest fiction writers of his generation, Truman Capote became a literary star while still in his teens. His most phenomenal successes include Breakfast at Tiffany's, In Cold Blood, and Other Voices, Other Rooms. Even while his literary achievements were setting the standards that other fiction and nonfiction writers would follow for generations, Capote descended into a spiral of self-destruction and despair. This biography by Gerald Clarke was first published in 1988-just four years after Capote's death. In it, Clarke paints a vivid behind-the-scenes picture of the author's life-based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the man himself and the people close to him. From the glittering heights of notoriety and parties with the rich and famous to his later struggles with addiction, Capote emerges as a richly multidimensional person-both brilliant and flawed.
format_category_santafe Books, eBook
format_santafe Book, eBook
id 293312bd-9245-c0d1-5200-c11623847441
isbn 9780671228118, 9780795331169
item_details hoopla:MWT11327479||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11327479||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT12209485||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12209485||Available Online||||, ils:.b10744745|.i17071926|La Farge|BIO CAPOTE, T|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||lf||
itype_santafe , Regular Circ
last_indexed 2018-12-13T11:41:51.316Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe BIO CAPOTE, T
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch
primary_isbn 9780671228118
publishDate 1988, 2013
record_details hoopla:MWT11327479|eBook|eBook||English|RosettaBooks,|2013.|1 online resource, hoopla:MWT12209485|eBook|eBook||English|RosettaBooks,|2013.|1 online resource, ils:.b10744745|Book|Books||English|Simon and Schuster,|c1988.|631 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12209485 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
hoopla:MWT11327479 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
ils:.b10744745 .i17071926 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Capote, Truman, -- 1924-1984, Electronic books
title_display Capote : a biography
title_full Capote : a biography / Gerald Clarke, Capote : a biography [electronic resource] / Gerald Clarke
title_short Capote :
title_sub a biography
topic_facet Authors, American, Capote, Truman, Electronic books