Truman Capote

Harper Lee: American Masters

Excerpt from Director Mary Murphy’s Scout, Atticus, and Boo

In an excerpt from her book, “Scout, Atticus, and Boo,” that would lead to the documentary AMERICAN MASTERS Harper Lee: Hey Boo, director Mary Murphy details the the way that biographical elements worked their way into the creation and success of Harper Lee’s literary classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Unanswered Prayers: The Life and Times of Truman Capote

About the Author

Throughout his career, Truman Capote remained one of America’s most controversial and colorful authors, combining literary genius with a penchant for the glittering world of high society. Though he wrote only a handful of books, his prose styling was impeccable, and his insight into the psychology of human desire was extraordinary. His flamboyant and well-documented […]

Organizers for Students

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Procedures for Teachers

Background Activity One Copy and pass out the following two paragraphs:If I write the following statement: My best friend is wacky, how much do you really know about my friend? My concept of wacky, for all you know, might be someone who doesn’t alphabetize the canned goods in their pantry. On the other hand, if […]