More of Capote, The Genius

Here is one more interview Capote gave, way back when, on the heels of ‘In Cold Blood.’   In this interview Capote discusses at length, the planning required to break new ground and explore uncharted territory.  For me,  the gist of this interview is Capote’s underscoring the neccessity of flexing that intellectual curiosity muscle continuously.    The machinations of a writer’s mind are mystifyingly complex and focused, usually on several increments at once.  Truman was a master of all this, but tragically like so many brilliant artists he self destructed.   Fortunately, his legacy lives on and his body of work is an inspiration for all writers if they’re open to the learning.  I do however agree with Truman regarding the learning of creativity.  You can’t.  You are born with it or you are not.  Period.  Bear in mind that Mr. Capote didn’t finish school.  An important revelation that proves this point completely.   Click on the link below if you have thirteen minutes to spare,  you won’t be disappointed.





Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

2 thoughts on “More of Capote, The Genius”

  1. A great interview with a simply amazing writer, Val. I enjoyed it immensely, as I did the other videos.

    Capote was a true literary genius; one of a small and dying breed.

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