Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
As a passionate lover of Audrey Hepburn I decided to take this book for supplementary reading. It is not a secret that this book is more famous for its well known adaptation based on the Capote’s book Breakfast at Tiffany’s in which Hepburn was in the leading part. First of all I would like to say few words about the author of the book. Truman Capote was an American writer, born in 1925 in New Orleans, who moved to New York, where he began publishing his fiction. He wrote several novels, - the only other one of note being "In Cold Blood", which was controversial on publication because it contained several true anecdotes which had been told to him in confidence by elite New York socialites (who promptly shunned him after the book was published). His fame rests on this controversy and of course on the famous movie made of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
It's a story about a young writer reminiscing of the year he moved to New York and met Holly Golightly, a girl who would change his life. This is in fact a novella - it could easily be read in one sitting (though I savored each and every word, so it took me a bit more) and it is incredibly easy to digest. However, the things that are kept under its witty exterior are far more interesting than the plot itself. Holly Golightly, the object of our narrator's affection, can be easily described as a gold-digger. Yet, she is also innocent and naive and sweet. She is a mystery, we are not certain about her past and much less about her future. However, she is the ideal of change and of the American Dream. Making your dreams come true, no matter how much you have to suffer for them, is the driving force behind this character. And since her dreams are as far-fetched as having breakfast at Tiffany's, the plights are never-ending. In the early 1940s, Holly Golightly is the ultimate girl-about-town. She knows everyone, and she knows everything about them. But no one really knows her, beyond...
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