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Ralph F. Voss examines Capote and In Cold Blood from many perspectives, not only as the crowning achievement of Capote's career, but also as a story in itself, focusing on Capote's artfully composed text, his extravagant claims for it as reportage, and its larger status in American popular culture.
Voss argues that Capote's publication of In Cold Blood in 1966 forever transcended his reputation as a first-rate stylist but second-rate writer of "Southern gothic" fiction; that In Cold Blood actually is a gothic novel, a sophisticated culmination of Capote's artistic development and interest in lurid regionalism, but one that nonetheless eclipsed him both personally and artistically. He also explores Capote's famous claim that he created a genre called the "nonfiction novel", and its status as a foundational work of "true crime" writing as practiced by authors ranging from Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer to James Ellroy, Joe McGinniss, and John Berendt.
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- Sally L. Chambers
Narrator was OK bit you can't make a purse out of a sow's ear. Nothing new, mind numbing boredom. How did this monstrosity even get published? Bleh...
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This is not the book "In Cold Blood"
I bought this audiobook mistakenly thinking it was "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, so I'm pretty disappointed. The narrator is good but I can't finish this. At the start I thought the narrator was doing an intro to the book, but the whole book is an examination of another book and that doesn't interest me.
Why don't Audible have the actual book "In Cold Blood" on here?
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