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In Cold Blood: Truman Capote

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)


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)

In Cold Blood | Truman Capote: Articles

Level 1 resourceArticles

Level 2 resource

In Cold Blood | Truman Capote: Online resources

Level 1 resourceWeb sites

In Cold Blood | Truman Capote: Videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.


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In text reference / citation: Bibliography (2014) or (Bibliography, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: Biography, (2014). Truman Capote - American Novelist | Mini Bio [eVideo]. Retrieved from

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