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НазваTruman Capote (30 September 1924, New Orleans, Louisiana - 25 August 1984, Los Angeles, California)
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Truman Capote (30 September 1924, New Orleans, Louisiana - 25 August
1984, Los Angeles, California)

Truman Capote (30 September 1924, New Orleans, Louisiana - 25 August
1984, Los Angeles, California) was an American writer whose stories,
novels, plays and non-fiction are recognized literary classics,
including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and In Cold Blood
(1965), which he labeled a "non-fiction novel." At least 20 films and TV
dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons in New Orleans,
Louisiana, the son of 17-year-old Lillie Mae (nйe Faulk) and Archelaus
Persons, who was a salesman.[1] When he was four, his parents divorced,
and he was sent to Monroeville, Alabama, where he was raised by his
mother's relatives. He formed a fast bond with his mother's distant
relative, Nanny Rumbley Faulk, whom Truman called 'Sook'. "Her face is
remarkable—not unlike Lincoln's, craggy like that, and tinted by sun and
wind," is how Capote described Sook in "A Christmas Memory." In
Monroeville, he was a neighbor and friend of Harper Lee, who grew up to
write To Kill a Mockingbird.

As a lonely child, Capote taught himself to read and write before he
entered the first grade in school.[2] Capote was often seen at age five
carrying his dictionary and notepad, and he began writing when he was
ten. [3] At this time, he was given the nickname Bulldog,[4] possibly a
pun reference of "Bulldog Truman" to the fictional detective Bulldog
Drummond popular in films of the mid-1930s.

On Saturdays, he made trips from Monroeville to Mobile, and when he was
ten, he submitted his short story, "Old Mr. Busybody," to a children's
writing contest sponsored by the Mobile Press Register.

s stepson and renamed him Truman Garcнa Capote. When he was 11, he began
writing seriously in daily three-hour sessions. Of his early days Capote
related, "I began writing really sort of seriously when I was about
eleven. I say seriously in the sense that like other kids go home and
practice the violin or the piano or whatever, I used to go home from
school every day and I would write for about three hours. I was obsessed
by it." In 1935, he attended the Trinity School. He then attended St.
Joseph's military academy. In 1939, the Capotes moved to Greenwich,
Connecticut, and Truman attended Greenwich High School, where he wrote
for both the school's literary journal, The Green Witch, and the school
newspaper. Back in New York in 1942, he graduated from the Dwight
School, an Upper West Side private school where an award is now given
annually in his name.

When he was 17, Capote ended his formal education and began a two-year
job at The New Yorker. Years later, he wrote, "Not a very grand job, for
all it really involved was sorting cartoons and clipping newspapers.
Still, I was fortunate to have it, especially since I was determined
never to set a studious foot inside a college classroom. I felt that
either one was or wasn't a writer, and no combination of professors
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