Breakfast at Tiffany’s by: Truman Capote

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 50th Anniversary Edition

By: Truman Capote

I have chosen this novella as our first subject of study because it is a brilliant, raw & real representation of a society. It creates a tender environment which pulls at our heart strings gently but deeply.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is popularly known for bringing to life an intriguing & mysterious young socialite in New York, Holly Golightly. It brings us close to this “living” paradox; sparkling & vivacious, yet we can’t help feeling sorry for her. Whoever she may be. A lonely extrovert, alluring but depressed, empowered yet constantly pitiful. She makes us want to be as independent & confident as she is, until we realise how much validation she really needs.

Ms. Golightly is a wonderful woman who reminds me of being a little girl. She’s a wild thing who is found to be lost & scared by a young writer. I couldn’t help but feel that her character was like trying to hold onto water in my hands which inevitably slips through my fingers. Like a moment that passes & you can never understand if you ever had it in the first place. There is something about her that I can’t quite understand & maybe you can help me.

Truman Capote has created a place & a person that have awoken something inside of me; they make me keep coming back for more. Capote’s work of art is brief & delicately put together. I could go over it a million times & each time I catch something I missed before.

So, welcome to this wonderful Wordland. Stay curious.

With love,

Alice.

P.S. If you’re still interested in reading my blog I have to warn you that you will find spoilers ahead. I will be sharing a new post approximately once a week. Therefore, I recommend you grab a copy of the novel. It is about 100 pages long, which makes it a quick read in just one day. You can find different versions of the book (including the one featured here) on this Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Breakfast-at-Tiffanys-Three-Stories/dp/0679745653 or ask for it at your local library.

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