When writer Truman Capote clipped a news item about the killing of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kan., he was already famous, at least in fashionable Manhattan circles, said Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly. But smelling an opportunity, he went to Kansas and spent six years gaining the confidence of townspeople, officials, and the killers themselves. The result was In Cold Blood, which reinvented literary nonfiction, made Capote wealthy, and ruined him emotionally. This
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