Truman Capote Used the World Around him to Created Writing

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Throughout history, there have been many great writers. Those writers used the world around them and a bit of their own style to influence their works. The 1960s was one of the most turbulent decades in U.S. history and new styles of writing were being discovered. A curious Truman Capote used his style of new journalism, events that took place in the late 1950s and the 1960s, and the novel In Cold Blood to change the face of literature for years to come. Commended author Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana to parents Lillie Mae and Archulus. (Bio.) Some of Capote’s childhood was spent in Monroeville, Alabama where he befriended To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee. (Bio.) He ended up dedicating one of his most famous works, In Cold Blood to her and she sculpted Dill Harris’ character around him. (Bio.) He attended private schools and eventually went to live with his mother and stepfather in Millbrook, Connecticut, where he attended Greenwich High School. (Encyclopedia Britannica) An average student, Capote did well in the courses that struck his interst and paid little attention in those that did not. He had a gift for telling stories and entertaining people. (Bio.) Capote had begun secretly to write at an early age, and rather than attend college after completing high school, he pursued a literary apprenticeship and acquired his first job working as a copyboy for The New Yorker magazine.(Biography in Context)

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