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Media type, Print (Hardback and paperback), e-book, audio-CD. Pages, OCLC · · Dewey Decimal. / LC Class, PSA59 A6 Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote published in In it, a contemporary. Breakfast at Tiffany's book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It's New York in the s, where the martinis flow from. Breakfast at Tiffany's Reader's Guide. By Truman Capote. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote Sign me up to get more news about Literary Fiction books.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories [Truman Capote] on *FREE * shipping on $ + Free Shipping. Sold by: Book Depository US. Truman Capote's dazzling New York novel Breakfast at Tiffany's that inspired the at Tiffany's will make you fall in love, perhaps for the first time, with a book. Breakfast at Tiffany's gloom, it still was a place of my own, the first, and my books were there, and .. For all her chic thinness, she had an almost breakfast-.

It is more the external elements the weather in New York, the changing seasons at the farm, the bee prophecy and the wind respectively that color the psychology of the characters and their ambiguous fates.

I loved these stories and will read more of Truman Capote's work. I started watching the movie with the amazing Audrey Hepburn as Golightly and George Peppard as "Fred" and find it captures the essence of the relationship between these two characters.

However, why did they have Mickey Rooney do that ridiculous and perhaps racist imitation of Yunioshi, why not just have a Japanese actor. The other annoying thing about the movie is the comic spin that it puts to the book which while at times somewhat humorous was for the most part darker and more layered than depicted by Blake Edwards. View all 9 comments. Aug 05, Madeline rated it liked it Shelves: This is getting shelved under "The Movie is Better" but honestly, I can't decide which version I prefer.

Because I am indecisive, let's make lists. Reasons The Movie Is Better: But let's be honest: Holly could spend the entire movie snorting crack off a sidewalk and Audrey Hepburn would make it the most elegant and classy crack-snorting anyone had ever seen. Also she is actually seen eating breakfast outside the store, instead of just mentioning it offhandedly.

Very drunk indeed. And they come back for Cat. Reasons The Book Is Better: Yunioshi actually has a sizable shred of dignity and is vital to the plot. This did wonders to undo the damage caused by the sight of a sweaty, overtanned, bucktoothed Mickey Rooney leaning over a banister and screeching, "Missa Gorightry!

I musta plotest! If not, could someone please find him and kill him for thinking he could successfully imitate a Japanese man without turning into a walking stereotype? Thank you. That's all I can think of at the moment. Bottom line: View all 15 comments. May 10, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Its subject is the short-lived friendship between a straight woman and a gay man living in New York during the early '40s, its theme the yearning for deep connection and a sense of belonging.

In spite of Capote's ethereal prose and dazzling imagery, an excruciating sadness suffuses the novella: What on the surface appears to be a wistful bit of fluff, then, is in fact far more sorrowful and complex.

To be read in a complete sitting in some secret well-lit garden with a basket of tea and crumpets. Necessary as stress relief and sweet as a caramel.

Another plus for the already egotistical NYC, Holly Golightly is heavily embossed onto the overall structure, asphalt jungle, itself. View all 11 comments. But this novelette is a small page thing, a drifting fragrance, a single chord, a glint, a hello then goodbye too soon, too soon — ah yes, itself therefore being the perfect embodiment of the Holly Golightly experience. As someone who grew up in the 90s, this was in my head the whole time I read this: I have never seen the movie, so the only idea I had in my mind is this iconic image of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly: But, what I actually got was this: Holly is crass and obnoxious with really no redeeming qualities.

She is rude to her enemies, and even worse to her friends. She smokes to excess, drinks to excess, is promiscuous to excess - she is just wild, crazy, and destructive.

Reading this was like watching As someone who grew up in the 90s, this was in my head the whole time I read this: Reading this was like watching a train wreck - but I kind of liked it. I couldn't look away! View all 35 comments. Fred, our story's narrator, has been called by Joe Bell the proprietor of Hamburg Heaven because he has heard about Holly. As soon as Fred hears about Holly, the story flashes back to and we begin our story of Holly.

How wrong was in these thoughts. Our protagonists live in a brownstone apartment, not the Plaza. Until the two have any interactions, Holly remains an enigma, adding to her mystique. Throughout the book, Holly still remains an enigma even after she and "Fred" build on their friendly, platonic relationship.

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Who is Holly? Is she a Hollywood starlet or Arkansas hillbilly? A New York society girl or prostitute or a member of the mafia? Because the novella is only pages in length, Capote tackles all of these ideas while really building up Holly's character. Even though I prefer epic novels, I also enjoy a shorter story that flushes out a character's personality and has me captivated from the first pages.

Capote's novella does this and then some, allowing me to quickly read to the conclusion. Tiffany's does make an appearance in the novella although not the way I had thought it would.

Holly in spite of all the glitz in her life, wants to be remembered the same when she has the money to eat breakfast at Tiffany's. Does this mean she will be down to earth or a multi-layered character? Will she keep the same company or dine with movie stars? Capote hints that Holly would prefer the former but never tells us, allowing for the reader to draw their own conclusions. Again, this device enabled me to read the novella in one sitting so I could find out whether or not Holly ever ate breakfast at Tiffany's.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the three other stories included in this novella. All of them bring out Capote's prose and show us why he is highly regarded as a classic American writer. The collection ends on a high note with A Christmas Memory, allowing is some insight into Capote's family life growing up.

I look forward to seeing Breakfast at Tiffany's on screen to compare the movie to the book and also reading his masterpiece In Cold Blood. A 5-star classic. View all 17 comments. Sep 15, Lyn rated it really liked it. I was intrigued further to find that several other reviewers had noticed the same similarities. Both heroines exhibit a frank and earthy, almost playful sexuality that is intoxicating to the male characters, who pine and lust with barely contained libido.

Both male narrators are sad caricatures of voyeuristic and doomed love, both pale also-rans to the Latin rivals. In Holly Golightly, Capote has created an archetypal American woman of the twentieth century, at once sexual and material, yet in a playful, teasing and fun way.

He could have written another hundred pages of scenes with her and I would have been as captivated as the unnamed except casually by Holly narrator. Capote has penned a dandy and, like the best chocolate, it is a guilty delight. The theme that unites Breakfast at Tiffany's with the three much shorter stories in this volume is the powerful bond of friendship between unexpected people or in unusual circumstances.

The title story is a male fantasy - so I wrote in Except that Capote was gay, so it's probably his idea of a typical straight man's fantasy. Holly The story is of course about Holly Golightly, a charming but utterly self-absorbed, The theme that unites Breakfast at Tiffany's with the three much shorter stories in this volume is the powerful bond of friendship between unexpected people or in unusual circumstances. Holly The story is of course about Holly Golightly, a charming but utterly self-absorbed, mysterious fantasist, full of intriguing contradictions.

She has big ambitions and none at all, but she does want the security of having breakfast at Tiffany's. She is often flirtatious, but at other times she plays the total innocent e. At times she is oblivious to what people around her know and think, but at others, she is remarkably perspicacious about the personality and motives of those around her.

Knowing more about Holly only makes one realise how unknowable she is. When talking about her childhood, "it was elusive, nameless, placeless, an impressionistic recital". Fred At times, the narrator acts like a stalker of his attractive and enigmatic neighbour examining her rubbish and investigating what she read at the library , yet he didn't alienate me.

Perhaps one reason is the way that Holly uses men. As the men are happy to be used by her, where's the harm? Film It's written in such a visual way, that I'm not surprised it was turned into a film. I hadn't seen the film when I read and wrote this, though I had seen pictures of Audrey Hepburn as Holly.

Quirky quote " A group of nuns who were trying on masks " in a department store. The other, shorter stories in this volume House of Flowers This starts in a brothel in Port au Prince and the dialogue did not ring at all true to me but I'm hardly an expert on Haitian prostitution.

It explores the friendship between the working girls, and how love is hard to discern in such an environment. What is love like? A Diamond Guitar About friendship in prison and the effect of long-term incarceration on the psyche. A Christmas Memory A beautiful story of the self-made traditions that form a loving bond between a young boy and an elderly relative. I updated this review in April , picking up on comments below - without rereading the book!

View all 55 comments. A woman making her way, amidst the excitement and wonder of New York City. The few things she openly admits - the soft spot she has for her brother the actual Fred and her cure for the mean reds. Having seen the movie several times before listening to the audio, it felt to me like a piece of the story was missing.

It almost makes me cringe to say this, but I actually enjoyed the movie a tad bit more than the book. How could she? At least, he ended up with a home, I guess. And maybe even a name.

Hall is the narrator and his voice is pretty unique. There were a few times his voice for Holly made me laugh, but for the most part, his narration was heavenly. At just under three hours, I found this to be a quick but wholly enjoyable listen. View all 33 comments.

Nov 30, Perry rated it it was amazing Shelves: The phrase "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is iconic for that era. I'd not read the novel despite Truman Capote coming from the 2 states in which I've lived nearly all my life: Alabama and Mississippi, both of which have indisputably earne "It's better to look at the sky than live there; such an empty place, so vague, just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear" [ I'd forgotten how absolutely gorgeous Audrey Hepburn was ] Until a few years ago, I'd only seen the trailer for the film version.

Alabama and Mississippi, both of which have indisputably earned their places as regular punching bags of all outside the South, especially the cognoscenti and other snobbish bastards who would rather point fingers in a direction than look at all the bigotry around them. I might be a little differently affected by this short novel than many others, especially those who grew up in a large metropolis. Before I explain what I mean, I'll say that I found Capote's short novel to masterfully display this young lady's complexities of character underlying the shallow facade of wealth.

Capote shows how some of us are willing to do nearly anything to achieve a dream, no matter how grandiose or superficial others may find it. Holly Golightly was a dreamer extraordinaire or as Capote put it, a "lopsided romantic" whose trait of personality would never change.

A poignant line which I think best captures a major theme of the novel is Holly's observation late in the novel that: I recall the first time I went to New York City. I was in awe, which is more of a small town thing than Southern. I've been many times since and the sheer size of it never fails to amaze me.

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City people, particularly those in NYC, are disgusted by such provincialism--a contempt they cannot hide. Certainly, he would have been very sensitive and keenly observant of his environment in New York City, having grown up ostracized by his classmates.

The fact that he was a gay man from down South up in the big city suffering prejudices in NYC against not only his sexuality but much moreso against his Southern upbringing and drawl probably served to further enhance his remarkable attention to detail in that society, at that time.

These difficulties formed an integral part of the artist who so vividly painted one of the best ever outsiders looking in with longing. View all 7 comments. Attempted to read in my teens, didn't do anything for me. Twenty-five years later, and now more literary adept, gave it another go.

With much better results. Boy oh boy, could he write!. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, Attempted to read in my teens, didn't do anything for me. She works her way through various characters, and any other men who can pay her tab.

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The narrator, an aspiring Capote-like writer, is her neighbor in their trendy-ish NYC apartment building. He is witness to her parade of gentlemen callers, and as he befriends her and falls in and out of love with her, bears witness to her dramas and the slowly revealed facets of her character and history.

The dialog in Breakfast at Tiffany's is snappy and moves along nicely, very much of the era, but it still sounds almost contemporary in tone if not in verbiage. Holly loves easily and leaves easily. She is easily angered and quick to forgive. She buys expensive gifts on a whim, expects to be treated to expensive things regularly.

Eventually we find out where she's really from and how she became Manhattan's Girl About Town. Then she gets in some legal trouble and goes on the lam, leaving the narrator to pine wistfully over her postcards from Brazil or wherever she's fled to. It's a cute, almost whimsical novel, and was probably much more scandalous when it was written.

Neither the author nor the narrator ever come out and say that Holly is a lady of the night, but it's heavily implied. At best, she lives a sugar daddy lifestyle. Today her behavior would barely raise an eyebrow in Manhattan, but in the 40s, when it was written, such a female protagonist was more shocking.

Capote clearly wrote of his central characters with a big heart, of which there is also an echoing bittersweet sadness. Doable in one or two sittings. A worthy read for sure. Jan 08, Michelle rated it it was amazing.

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I consider it a classic! As for the novel, well I didn't know there was a novel! I was fortunate enough to discover this book in the library.

It can be a bit funny, but I realized it has a more somber tone than the the film and there are some prett "Breakfast at Tiffany's", was a delightful film. It can be a bit funny, but I realized it has a more somber tone than the the film and there are some pretty serious issues throughout the course of the story. It also presents a heroine who you might not like very much or at all , which presents another challenge.

Capote's attitude toward Holly can be different than your reaction to her, and I think this is part of his talent. He actually presents a lot of reasons to dislike Holly, but he is also careful to temper that with some information that probably elicits a sympathetic reaction to other parts of her life.

The story doesn't gloss over her negative qualities, but it does present details that complicate these downfalls. This gives a better idea of why she does whatever she must to survive. The tone is very different from the film, and there is no fairy-tale love in this story. Instead, you get a more realistic picture of love: The central theme seems to be more about looking forward to the future, and about the dreams, hopes, and plans we make for ourselves.

In many ways these dreams sustain the characters, as they are propelled by the promise of something better than what the present can provide. But when these same hopes, and plans are shattered, it has devastating effects on the dreamers. Suddenly, they have to revise what they've been looking forward to, and this throws some characters into a tailspin as they're suddenly forced to reevaluate their lives.

It was quite a different experience from the film and it's very thought provoking.

After reading the story, I actually appreciated the title and find it more relevant. Although Holly actually mentions Tiffany's and having breakfast there just a few times, I think her reference to it tells you a lot about her character. It's true that Tiffany's is expensive and that the things in it are out of her reach, but it's the idea of Tiffany's and the perfection that she associates with the store that makes her feel better when she's scared, sad, or angry.

It's the belief that only good things happen there that makes Tiffany's so appealing to her. The title means so much, and all the while seems pretty insignificant. The novel is a masterpiece in its own right. I'm still looking. I read this one mainly because of it's cover.

Have you ever feared being trapped by love and similar demons? It is basically about that fear. But I'll tell you the truth.

You can beat your brains out for her, and she'll hand you horseshit on a platter. The indifference is not always because of malice. Sometimes, these people, just as Holly was, are as sensitive as others but have decided that they won't let themselves caged down even by other' love. Bell," It is a kind of life that most people are often tempted to lead. We look at the birds flying in the sky and are envious of their so-called 'freedom': Such an empty place; so vague.

Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear. The only real freedom we can have is freedom to choose our own cage - and, what we need is to find a cage where we can feel at home. Unfortunately, it was too late.

Oct 15, Jonathan Ashleigh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Through college I saw so many posters with her face and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" somewhere on the image and that is what stuck in my head and I still have a tough time thinking anything different. When I found out the real reason the title is what it is, I was disappointed that this book was an early version of product placement, but even with all of that said - Breakfast at Tiffany's When I started reading this book, because I haven't seen the movie, I thought Audrey Hepburn's name was Tiffany.

When I found out the real reason the title is what it is, I was disappointed that this book was an early version of product placement, but even with all of that said - Breakfast at Tiffany's is a great book. I believe it is a take on the great American novel that focuses on feminine personality. I'll probably read it again, and I'm going to watch the movie as soon as possible.

View all 4 comments. A magnificent, elegant and historic classic, Breakfast at Tiffany's is a short but unforgettable book featuring a mysterious woman and the misadventures of her daily life in the 's. Her bedroom was consistent with her parlor: She is a phony.

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She believes all this crap she believes. Scott Fitzgerald. Dreams of a beautiful life have been the ruins of many a poor girl… And the story keeps repeating. View all 6 comments. Marilyn or Audrey? Who do you think? When Audrey was cast, Truman Capote remarked: Well, if it had been up to the author of the book on which the movie is based, Truman Capote, it would have been Marilyn Monroe. In fact, he wrote the book with h Marilyn or Audrey? In fact, he wrote the book with her as the character in mind.

Marilyn was actually talked out of taking the role by her acting coach, Lee Strasberg — he felt that playing the lead role would be bad for her image. The book Breakfast at Tiffany's, set in , documents the friendship of a New York writer whose name is never mentioned with his neighbour Holiday Holly Golightly. Both live in a brownstone apartment building in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The story is presented as the writer's recollections of Holly many years after the conclusion of the friendship. Holly is a woman of mystery to everyone in her life. There is ambiguity surrounding her profession; she has no job and lives by socializing with wealthy men, who wine, dine, and give her gifts and money, together with the ocassional overnight stay.

Was Holly Golightly a prostitute? In a interview in Playboy, Truman Capote addressed the question: They're our version of the geisha girl. She had no job, but accompanied expense-account men to the best restaurants and night clubs, with the understanding that her escort was obligated to give her some sort of gift, perhaps jewelry or a check So these girls are the authentic American geishas, and they're much more prevalent now than in or , which was Holly's era..

Breakfast at Tiffany's excels in imagery, the prose lyrical. It has many layers to it. Abandonment, loneliness, the need to belong and yet not be chained at the same time, the delight in the unorthodox and not loving a wild thing. This was a sad book in lots of ways. We have Holly who is an odd mixture of childlike innocence and street smart sexuality, confused yet determined, who knows very well what she wants and will walk over others to get it. Then you have the other characters in her life who are obsessed by her, whose lives evolve around her, and no matter how bad she treats them, they come back for more.

As a reader, it is difficult to like Holly. She is referred to as a phony as she hides herself behind interesting lies and an eccentric lifestyle. She wants no responsibility or ties to people or things. She keeps disconnected and unloving for the freedom of her feelings. I enjoyed the book more than the movie. Capote describes Holly in such a way that you get the sense he has moulded her on someone that he knew, someone who intrigued him and held an allure or aura of mysticism that left a deep impression.

A gread read! View all 20 comments. Aug 06, Brian Yahn rated it it was amazing Shelves: How does one review something so good?

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Are there even words to do it? Here's my attempt: Holly Golightly is an interesting enough character to fill ten libraries. She crept into my thoughts regularly for months after reading the book, and I still think about her quite often to this day, like a long-lost lover, but more fondly.

I've never quite enjoyed prose like this either. I mean, every single sentence I liked. There wasn't one in the whole book where I thought, "you know, this one's the bad one How does one review something so good? There wasn't one in the whole book where I thought, "you know, this one's the bad one. Structurally, it's a masterpiece. The pacing is perfect. It's one of those books that you read, and when you finish it, you're a little sad, because you know you found THAT book, and you know you'll probably never find a book you like this much again.

I want to say something bad about it, but I just can't think of anything. View 2 comments. Nov 01, Duane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Holly Golightly, the heroine of Capote's novel, is one of the iconic characters in American literature. And Audrey Hepburn's portrayal in the movie three years later helped to assure Holly's immortality. View all 5 comments. Well, what can one say about Holly Golightly. She was beautiful, she was mean, she was independent, sometimes cruel, sometimes caring. Holly was as free as a bird, but shackled by her birth.

She was temptress and torturer. She was glue and glamorous. Holly was light and darkness. She conquered and crashed. She loved and loathed. Honest is more what I mean. Not law-type honest -- I'd rob a grave, I'd steal two-bits off a dead man's e Well, what can one say about Holly Golightly.

Not law-type honest -- I'd rob a grave, I'd steal two-bits off a dead man's eyes if I thought it would contribute to the day's enjoyment -- but unto-thyself-type honest. Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I'd rather have cancer than a dishonest heart. Which isn't being pious. Just practical. Cancer may cool you, but the other's sure to.

Oh, screw it, cookie -- hand me my guitar, and I'll sing you a fada in the most perfect Portuguese. But Holly was also 'pampered, calmly immaculate, as though she'd been attended by Cleopatra's maids'. Since the age of fourteen she was on her own, taking care of her brother Fred, who was in the army. He loved peanut butter, which she bought for him anywhere she could find it during the war times.

Could be. They say the more stupid you are the braver. He's pretty stupid. I didn't realize he was a soldier. But he does look stupid. Not stupid. He wants awfully to be on the inside staring out: Anyhow, he's a different Fred. Fred's my brother. What captured me the most is the way this young woman was presented to the world. Someone who could be loved; a young woman who could become a friend.

She had heart and soul. She was warm and wonderful. But just as cold and calculating, since she did not quite trust the people's intentions towards her and therefore never really allowed herself to bond with anyone.

A tragic figure. A statistic for the cognoscenti, the people who despised the likes of her. The film adaptation of this novella was very different from the book. I suspect nobody wanted to play the lead role of Holly, since it was unacceptable for their careers.

And to get Audrey Hepburn to be the star, the script had to be changed considerably. The most important difference was to portray Holly as an innocent young woman who did not prostitute herself in the movie. The male lead, played by George Peppard, became a romantic character instead of the gay writer who became her friend in the book he fell in love with his childhood postman.

In the movie he also became a toy-boy himself to a wealthy women not part of the book. Although I enjoyed the movie, I loved the book much more. Truman Capote created a complex character in his iconic writing style. Nobody can forget Holly Golightly.

The social realism of the s-New York embraced this girl next door, and made her something very different than the normal portrayal of these social climbers.

She became a person with a heart and soul. Someone to empathize with. A wonderful, soul-touching story. A classic must-read. View all 8 comments. My version of the classic novel included three other short stories written by Mr.

I will give only a full review of Breakfast at Tiffany's though, because that story was my only interest. I almost didn't read the other short stories, because I simply didn't want to read them. But I read them, and I wasn't disappointed. I will give a brief summary of all three.

They were all realistic stori My version of the classic novel included three other short stories written by Mr. They were all realistic stories, about a relationship, either a friendship, a family bond, or marriage. Nothing really caught my eye, or had a message, but all seemed to be floating in reality. They were there, and they were gone. The story was narrated by her apartment neighbor and eventually "best friend" who Holly referred to as Fred. I am really a terrible movie goer. I wish it was on Netflix.

Audrey is really the prettiest woman I have ever saw in my entire life. One time I was looking up pictures of her and decided to cut my bangs to her style.

It was a horrible, horrible idea, because I don't cut hair. I blamed it on my husband for not stopping me. Do you guys remember that 90s song called Breakfast at Tiffany's? It was sung by Deep Blue Something. Well that song kept replaying in my head while reading. I found it funny, but utterly annoying. I would be in the middle of a sentence and my brain would turn up it's speakers during the chorus. She said I think I remember the film And as I recall I think, we both kind o' liked it" dodoododoodoooodoodooo.

Needless to say the song will be stuck in my head for a few days. There are two things I really liked about the novel. I am giving it a 4 star because of Audrey, being a classic novel, Holly, and the symbolism.

Holly Golightly in simple terms is a bitch. Even "Fred" said that at the end. She is the type of woman you despise, because she will lie, cheat, and steal from you. She lives to gain momentum, and she will do anything to get her way. She is callous, well she has one care, but she lives on her own terms. She want her freedom. Her head is in the clouds, which I can understand. It isn't a bad thing to live in the clouds. Her personality is horrible. Still I despise her, but I was entranced by her.

Holly has that intoxicating feel, and you cannot just see her only one time. No, you have to watch, and see what will happen to her next. It was like watching a train wreck. Will she fall madly in love with any of her many suitors, and become caged?

She didn't know her real parents. She enjoyed men. Her hair was that shining perfect blond with bands of white that made her always look as though the sun shone directly on her head and hers alone. She liked her men older, too, like Holly. Maybe it was being adopted, not knowing where she came from, not knowing where she truly belonged.

But Holly Golightly had taken a new identity, running away from Tulip, Texas, married at the age of fourteen to Doc Barnes, a veterinarian. I attended her funeral, one of so many, her male coterie. But it was when the minister pulled out a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit and began to read from it that I was stunned. For I gave her that book, in the hope, the dream that she would realize if you love anything enough it will become alive.

She kept that book all the many years we were apart. Perhaps on some days she thought of me. I know that I still think of her and on some days, like Joe Bell, the bartender, I see bits and pieces of her as I walk the city streets, especially when the sun illuminates the gold, the white, the platinum of a feminine head of hair as if it showed on no other person on boulevard, no matter how bright the sun.

Oh, you say Holly Golightly was a brunette--like Audrey Hepburn. Well, that was Blake Edwards' idea of what Holly Golightly looked like. But it wasn't Capote's idea who should play her.

It was Marilyn Monroe. No question. It was that blonde hair, almost platinum. But Capote only sold the film rights.

He maintained no control over the direction or production of the film. Capote was such a wonderful dancer. I can still remember photographs of him swirling Marilyn across the dance floor. But Lee Strausberg told Marilyn playing Holly Golightly, a prostitute, wouldn't be good for her career. Monroe turned down the role for "The Misfits. But that's another story.

History took its course. Henry Mancini composed "Moon River" for the score. George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn had chemistry. Following its release in , Edwards' work became one of the iconic American films. However, it bears little resemblance to Capote's work, although Audrey Hepburn is stunning in that little black dress.

It was not uncommon that movies made from Faulkner's books premiered in Oxford, Mississippi. One, to Faulkner's chagrin, bore so little comparison to his original work, when called to the stage to make opening remarks, Faulkner said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, the film you're about to see bears absolutely no resemblance to the book I wrote from which the title of this film was taken.

I can't imagine Capote taking that approach, he was still connected to a famous film that led to further sales of his work. Perhaps it was that desire for fame that ultimately destroyed Capote. Of course, in the novella, the young writer is unpublished.

Holly takes it upon herself to make him famous by introducing him to her Hollywood agent. In the movie, Peppard is a kept man, whose, shall we say, sponsor, is played by Patricia Neal, who is known to Holly as 2E, the lady's apartment number. And, of course, the movie ends happily ever after with George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn embracing in the rain and having found "Cat" whom Holly had kicked out of the taxi cab. But Capote tells Holly's view regarding love, or whatever feeling she is capable of describing as love.

Bell," Holly advised him. He was always lugging home wild things. A hawk with a hurt wing.Share your thoughts with other customers. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The narrator's horse freaks out and takes off with the narrator still on him. Buy from. Contact us Contact us Offices Media contacts Catalogues. How do his story, and the photograph he shows the narrator, transform your understanding of Holly and her past ?

So Holly rides hard to catch up to the narrator and to save him, an overexertion that causes her to lose the baby though we don't know that yet. Well, color me wrong, I adore the entirety of Truman Capote, because as much as the stupid, superficial, sterilized film has worked to dim the memory, the novella itself is a triumph.

Meet Holly Golightly - a free spirited, lop-sided romantic girl about town. Introduction During World War II, an aspiring writer moves into a Manhattan brownstone where he befriends his neighbor, a funny, warm, and utterly unique young woman who calls herself Holly Golightly.

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