Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One terrific piece ...

... Remembering Truman Capote.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you that D. G. Myers nailed it in his Truman Capote essay. Too many people have in the past spent too much time embracing the over-valued work of a very talented man who--as I see it--squandered his talent, wasted his life (on booze, drugs, and other indiscretions), and expended too much energy in bitter assaults upon others who did not deserve his kind of vitriol. I recall his bizarre appearances and behaviors on late night television talk shows (in the 70s and 80s(?), and the recollections make me cringe because even then I recognized a self-destructive talent on his way to an ignoble end.