Few writers have maintained the subversive allure of Truman Capote throughout their career and in the decades following their death. He was born and raised in New Orleans, he knew he was going to be a writer by the age of eight. Openly homosexual, the suggestive author photo for his first book Other Voices, Other Rooms, was plastered across ads by Penguin Random House. The Los Angeles Times wrote that Capote looked "as if he were dreamily contemplating some outrage against conventional morality." This book however was written largely during the last creative burst of his life and is an assembly of short stories and character studies that follow his life long style of mixing fiction with nonfiction. Many aspects of the work have been read as autobiographical as he continued to restructure conventional forms and constantly played with gender signifiers. He was the master of queer allure and balanced dangerous sexuality with a cool intellect that continues to enrapture audiences to this day. The control he had over his own image, his work, and the way the two overlapped caused his life to become a work of art in itself. He was close lifelong friends with Harper Lee, who immortalised him further as a character in To Kill A Mockingbird.
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