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Joanne Carson's Capote-edited memoir chapter still in limbo
Joanne Carson's Capote-edited memoir chapter still in limbo

Joanne Carson is perfectly content to give Truman Capote credit for writing the most beautiful moment of her never-finished memoir, a passage about falling in love with the man who would become king of late-night television. Here's what she wrote: "I wanted to hold on to that moment. To hold on to that feeling, the rush that only being in love can give you, for the rest of my life." And here's what Capote wrote: "If only I could have held that moment, crystallized it, preserved forever that shining feeling, the rush that early love, first love, provides. Thank God it happened. Because I was never again to experience that feeling, that intense satisfaction; never,...

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