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In Cold Blood: Background

VCE Literature Units 1&2

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Level 1"Choosing to write a true account of an actual murder case--was altogether literary. The decision was based on a theory I've harbored since I first began to write professionally.... It seemed to me that journalism, reportage, could be forced to yield a serious new art form: the 'nonfiction novel'." (Plimpton, 1966, January 16)

Turman Capote being interviewed by George Plimpton in the New York Times in 1966.

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

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Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

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In Cold Blood | Background: Articles

Level 2 resourceArticles

In Cold Blood | Background: Books

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