ティファニーで朝食を

Novella by トルーマン・カポーティ
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Blurb

『ティファニーで朝食を』は、アメリカ合衆国の小説家トルーマン・カポーティによる中編小説。1958年にランダムハウスから出版された。ニューヨークを舞台に、自由奔放に生きる女性主人公を描く。1961年にオードリー・ヘプバーン主演でパラマウント映画によって映画化された。 題名は主人公のいう「ティファニーで朝食を食べるご身分」というたとえで、ニューヨーク5番街にあるティファニーは宝石店であり実際には食堂はない。しかし映画版ではその題名を意識してか、冒頭でオードリー・ヘプバーンがティファニーのショーウィンドウを前に朝食を食べるシーンがある。

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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