In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Throughout his career, Truman Capote remained one of America’s most controversial and colorful authors, combining literary genius with a penchant for the glittering world of high society. Though he wrote only a handful of books, his prose styling was impeccable, and his insight into the psychology of human desire was extraordinary. In 1959, Capote set about creating a new literary genre — the non-fiction novel. In Cold Blood (1966), the book that most consider his masterpiece, is the story of the 1959 murder of the four members of a Kansas farming family, the Clutters.
“Control is the heart of style; where there is no discipline there is nothing.” ~ Truman Capote
1. Parts 1&2 should be read by 9 February 2. Capote Choice Activity due 27 Feb Choice 1: Passage for marking/outline/commentary Choice 2: A Christmas Memory_ story; Two Sides of Capote questions and essay prompt 3. Parts 3&4 should be read by 4 March 4. In Cold Blood Reading Questions (dropped by 4 March) 5. Body Biographies (We will do these in class 3&4 March) 6. In Cold BloodBlog: Answer all three blog posts and comment on someone else's response for at least two different blog questions. Your original posts should be no less than 50 words and your response's to other's posts no less than 25 words. (Due March 2nd)