Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Truman Capote Digresses Spectacularly

... I despised school -- or schools, for I was always changing from one to another -- and year after year failed the simplest subjects out of loathing and boredom. I played hooky at least twice a week and was always running away from home. Once I ran away with a friend who lived across the street -- a girl much older than myself who in later life achieved a certain fame. Because she murdered a half-dozen people and was electrocuted at Sing Sing. Someone wrote a book about her. They called her the Lonely Hearts Killer. But there, I'm wandering again ...

--From pp. 21-22 of The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. 1.(Philip Gourevitch, ed.)

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