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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's (original 1958; edition 1993)

by Truman Capote (Author)

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Contains: Breakfast at Tiffany's House of Flowers A Diamond Guitar A Christmas Memory
Title:Breakfast at Tiffany's
Authors:Truman Capote (Author)
Info:NY VINTAGE INTNL (1993), Edition: Reprint
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote (1958)


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such a short book...so much emotional wallop! (and a suprisingly wonderful performance by michael c. hall!) ( )
  riida | Jun 8, 2021 |
I remembered enjoying the movie, but I hated this book. It was hard to get into, even with C. Michael Hall's narration. I didn't like the story or the characters as they were not likeable--particularly Holly. And don't get me started on the poor cat, who had no name and deserved better. I figured I would adore the book since I liked the movie; however, I am now beginning to rethink my enjoyment of the film. ( )
  ViragoReads | Mar 1, 2021 |
in questo racconto breve c'è molto che non dovrebbe funzionare: il razzismo, l'omofobia, la struttura tanto confusionaria e dispersiva, la backtory così assurda e improbabile, i personaggi che sembrano esistere in uno spazio e in un tempo appena abbozzati e imprecisi. eppure tutto funziona molto meglio di quanto dovrebbe. forse dipende dallo stile di capote, oppure dalla vivacità e stravaganza delle personalità dei protagonisti; oppure da lei, protagonista indiscussa di questa trama così densa e fitta, tanto viva, complessa e affascinante da bucare la pagina. certo, lo scorrere degli eventi è caotico e disorganico, come i pezzi di un puzzle che, riordinati alla rinfusa, creano un'immagine indistinta; eppure in questo romanzo c'è tanto colore, tanto estro, che non può non lasciare il segno. ( )
  folkiara | Feb 2, 2021 |
Perché il mondo intero sembra innamorato o propenso ad innamorarsi di Holly Golightly? Per la sua bellezza? Per la sua eccentricità? Non credo. Più probabile che, conoscendola, rimanga ammaliato dalla sua assoluta libertà, da una vita condotta senza regole apparenti (o non certo secondo quelle imperanti), che oltre la sua apparente frivolezza sa nascondere profondità e tanta fragilità. Per chi conduce la propria vita lungo binari prefissati e ogni singolo giorno sente il peso del giogo che si è posto da solo sulle spalle, un simile richiamo, le prospettive che sembra schiudere non possono che essere irresistibili. Holly ha trovato la chiave per la felicità? No, perché oltre la sua travolgente energia, spesso trapelano insoddisfazione e smarrimento. Si può amare Holly sino a farla propria? Non più di quanto si potrebbe racchiuder il vento tra le proprie mani. Non più di quanto si potrebbe imbrigliare la tempesta. Come lei stessa disse: ci si può fare male ad innamorarsi di un animale selvatico. ( )
  Carlomascellani73 | Oct 30, 2020 |
I usually never watch the movie first. In fact, I avoid doing so, but in this case I did, for what reason I am not sure. I am an Audrey Hepburn fan; I loved her in the role of Holly Golightly. For me she was Holly, although I have heard that she found this role difficult. Reading this novella for the first time many years after first watching the movie, I found the character of Holly as portrayed by Hepburn much richer than the Holly developed in the story. But the story itself, the relationships described and Holly's independence, seem radical for its time and foretelling of the future. I almost felt as if I was reading a script for a movie, which would depend on the actor to bring the character to life. ( )
  afkendrick | Oct 24, 2020 |
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Truman Capoteprimary authorall editionscalculated
Amberg, BillCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blixen, KarenForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Folch i Camarasa, RamonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Golüke, GuidoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grøgaard, Johan FredrikTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hall, Michael C.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Contains: Breakfast at Tiffany's House of Flowers A Diamond Guitar A Christmas Memory

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The story follows a young writer and his memory of an eccentric, charming call girl named Holly Golightly in Manhattan's Upper East Side.
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