(1924-1984), was best known as a representative of the genre 'unfabled' novel and short story, or a so-called. 'new journalism'. The most famous of his work in this genre - coolly (In Cold Blood, 1966; in Russian. translation Ordinary murder, 1966), documenting the story of the brutal extermination of a farm family in Kansas, which reveals the psychology of artistic means of two killers.
Born September 30, 1924 in New Orleans (pc. Louisiana). At the age of 19, published in the journal 'Mademoiselle' story of Miriam, who has received an award of O. Henry. In the first novel, Capote
, Other Voices, Other Rooms (Other Voices, Other Rooms, 1948), a lonely boy faced with anomalies and oddities of life of adults in Louisiana dilapidated mansion. Collection Tree of Night and Other Stories (A Tree of Night and Other Stories) was published in 1949, the story wood Harp (The Grass Harp) - 1951. Unlike the documentary works, here the author's apparent tendency to fantasy and the grotesque and his aversion to the philistine life
. Among other books Capote
- muses are heard (The Muses Are Heard, . 1956) - description of his trip with a theatrical troupe in the Soviet Union; Breakfast at Tiffany's (Breakfast at Tiffany's, . 1958) - New York story about a girl free of morals, a book of essays dogs bark (The Dogs Bark, . 1973) and Music for chameleons (Music for Chameleons, . 1980) - a collection of short stories, . stories and autobiographical notes,
also wrote several screenplays, the text to the musical House of Flowers (House of Flowers, 1954). Capote
died in Los Angeles (pc. California) 26 August 1984. Bibliography