Truman Capote Encyclopedia

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About the Book

Truman Capote was one of the most flamboyant, exuberant, self-advertising, and self-destructive figures in American literary history. This much-needed encyclopedia summarizes every item in Capote’s oeuvre, including novels, short stories, and non-fictional prose pieces. All of his fictional characters are identified, as well as family members and acquaintances, particularly those who were most relevant to his literary output. Film and television adaptations of his work are briefly addressed. Many entries include bibliographical citations to facilitate further reading of Capote scholarship.

About the Author(s)

Robert L. Gale is professor emeritus of American literature at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of numerous books and critical articles.

Bibliographic Details

Robert L. Gale
Format: hardcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 187
Bibliographic Info: chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4296-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Abbreviations      viii

Preface      1

Chronology      3

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA      7

Bibliography      261

Index      265

Book Reviews & Awards

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