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Truman Capote and In Cold Blood Pioneer or Playing Writer Truman Capote born Truman Streckfus Persons was one of the most celebrated writers of his time Constantly in and out of the media he published more works of literature than he is perhaps known for and he was often on television show partly perhaps to play the stereotypical homosexual which he was He was well known for so-called Southern gothic stories such as The Grass Harp although it can be said that his more famous works were In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffanys Both novels were made into movies the latter starring It Girl of the time Audrey Hepburn However it was In Cold Blood which most won the critics praise Termed a non-fiction novel it detailed the brutal and seemingly senseless murder of a Kansas family The novel took Capote six grueling years to complete however it can be said again that this was the work that the critics most praised After its publication Capote was hailed as the Next Big Thing Sadly he never fully reached his potential He won many awards and fame however with his entrance into the proverbial spotlight there were self-named critics who stated that Capote smudged the lines of the reality of the story as it was based on true events All fiction is gossip-Truman Capote Crusie 1 It was also said that he out-right changed details to fit his theme As for Capote he himself thought he was pioneering a new literary style With the publication of In Cold Blood Capote thought himself to be a pioneer in a new literary style he termed the non-fiction novel The concept of this new style consists of grouping numerous facts together and from that create a story that when completed work that in completion was totally non-fiction but also maintaining the stylistic literary devices of a fictional novel There is a flagrant difference between the way Capote
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