What was the name of the first literary character that Truman Capote modeled after his friend, Harper Lee? – 2017

What was the name of the first literary character that Truman Capote modeled after his friend, Harper Lee?



Idabel Thompkins




Other Voices, Other Rooms is a 1948 novel by Truman Capote. It is written in the Southern Gothic style and is notable for its atmosphere of isolation and decadence.



Idabel Thompkins: A gloomy, cantankerous tomboy who befriends Joel. Idabel’s character is an exaggeration of Capote’s childhood friend, Nelle Harper Lee, later the author of To Kill a Mockingbird




Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016), better known by her pen name Harper Lee, was an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature.

She was also known for assisting her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book In Cold Blood (1966). Capote was the basis for the character Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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