Comments on: Dismantling the Capote myth http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/14/dismantling-the-capote-myth/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Bill_Peschel http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/14/dismantling-the-capote-myth/#comment-1023 Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:05:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=697#comment-1023 He wrote a letter to one of the principals in the Clutter case, asking if he could take what he said and merge it into another scene in the book, so he certainly had no difficulties moving events around to suit him. (It’s in his published collection, if you wish to look it up.)

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By: kgschneider http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/14/dismantling-the-capote-myth/#comment-993 Sat, 17 Mar 2012 20:14:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=697#comment-993 In Cold Blood was assigned in my MFA in Writing program no less than three times. Once was tolerable; by the third time I had grown weary of this “classic,” particularly when instructors pointed out that the book had problems with accuracy. Then why teach it to writing students as a sterling example of creative nonfiction? Perhaps Daisey et al. will make writing instructors think twice before assigning Capote.

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