第凡内早餐

Novella by 杜鲁门·卡波特
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Blurb

《第凡內早餐》是一本美國南方文學作家楚門·卡波提在1958年時出版的中篇小說。內容描述一位嚮往上流生活的鄉下女孩荷莉·葛萊特利在曼哈頓上東城邂逅一位年輕作家,之後兩人之間發生的種種故事。

First Published

1958

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CaptainJemima

Captainjemima

I read this novella in one day, being a story of only 100 pages. It is the original story that the movie of the same name was based on, although the novella is based in the 1940s, whereas the movie is set in the contemporary early-1960s. The plot follows the eccentric and wacky Holly Golightly as seen through the eyes of her unnamed neighbour who she names after her brother for a while. A sweet story of a young girl of twenty finding her way in New York through associating with wealthy socialites. Whilst Holly portrays herself as a flighty, free woman, the narrator soon finds out that all she really longs for is a place where she belongs and feels comfortable, other than Tiffany’s (a jewellery shop). I liked the story, but I always dislike reading books after seeing the movie (despite the contradiction that I buy the books anyway). Apart from having an image of the characters and setting in my head already, it was a simple, interesting account of how an unconventional woman functioned and slotted herself into 1940s London. Not a stand-out book but it’s a short read and slightly amusing so I might read it again one day.

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KlauDa

Klauda

Misfritz.com informiert. Truman Capote hat hier seinen besten Roman vorgelegt, der das Schicksal seiner Mutter beleuchtet.

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