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Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958. In it, a contemporary writer recalls his early days in New York City, when he makes the acquaintance of his remarkable neighbor, Holly Golightly, who is one of Capote's best-known creations. In autumn 1943, the unnamed narrator befriends Holly Golightly. The two are tenants in a brownstone apartment in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Holly (age 18–19) is a country girl turned New York café society girl
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Observations (with Richard Avedon). The Thanksgiving Visitor. Music for Chameleons. Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South.
About Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany’s; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.
Breakfast at Tiffany's Truman Capote, 1958. I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods. For instance, there is a brownstone in the East Seventies where, during the early years of the war, I had my first New York apartment.
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The moment when you finally understand why the book is called "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is the one when you find out Holly's biggest dream and the main purpose in life. The main idea of the book is expressed in Holly's words "Never love a wild thing, Mr. Bell, If you let yourself love a wild thing, you'll end up looking at the sk.
The great American writer Truman Capote was born in 1924, died just shy of 60, and would have turned 90 on September 30th. To mark the occasion, we found a real gem in WFMT's reel-to-reel archives to mark; Capote reading the first chapter of an early draft of his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, in which the protagonist's name was "Connie Golightly. The reading was recorded by WFMT at the University of Chicago in 1958 for a Storytellers broadcast.