Following on from my post about Gore Vidal, here's a post from Letters from Note about his friend and counterpart, Truman Capote.
In 1966 Capote's magnum opus, the true crime novel In Cold Blood, was published to critical acclaim having been serialised in The New Yorker. But not everyone in literary or popular circles was falling head over heels to praise Capote's book: some, like Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, deeply hated it.
You can find the entire text of Burroughs' letter here. For more stuff vaguely related to Capote, check out my post about Harper from a while back, here.