115. Swan Song | Answered Prayers and Truman Capote’s Third Act

This week, we wind down our Capote’s Coterie series by investigating the third act of Truman Capote, including those scandalous chapters of Answered Prayers which targeted and alienated his Swans. In 1966, Truman claimed double success with the publication of In Cold Blood. Ultimately though, these achievements combined with his own hubris do not lead Capote to happiness, as his last decade reveals.


Capote: A Biography, by Gerald Clarke (Amazon)

CAPOTE A Biography. By Gerald Clarke. Illustrated. 632 pp. New York (nytimes.com)

Truman Capote’s Lost Novel Would Have Aired All His Dirtiest Laundry – Electric Literature (electricliterature.com)

GOODBYE TO THE LADIES WHO LUNCH – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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