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In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood: A True Account of Multiple Murder and Its Consequences (Modern Library)Besides Culture and Imperialism by Edward W. Said, I was reading a book by Truman Capote, and I came to the end of the Capote book on the Christmas Day. It is a true-crime book, or a long account, in prose, of a cruel event which certainly took place. Two men, in the late fall of 1959, violently put a Kansas family to death.

Capote was a noted man of letters, for the serious art of writing prose fiction. He had a talk with everyone on the town, and every possible one who had a connection to the event: hundreds of them. Hours and hours of talks were put together, in the best possible way, into one long story. In a talk with another writer, Capote said, "Every word was true" (Conversations with Capote).

Crime books were generally prose fiction printed on rough papers and put on the market cheaply. True stories, on the other hand, were generally printed in newspapers and newsletters, with little weights on the quality of writing. But this book was different; the story was made of facts, he said, and the quality of writing is high.

The book is In Cold Blood: A True Account of Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. Multiple murder is act of putting a number of persons to death. Consequence is outcome. The picture over is the cover of the book made public by the company named Modern Library. The man on the cover is probably the writer.
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