Uno dei capolavori più amati della letteratura americana.
La più bella storia d'amore di tutti i tempi.
Quando Colazione da Tiffany venne pubblicato per la prima volta, nel 1958, il «Time» definì la sua eroina Holly Golightly: «la gattina più eccitante che la macchina per scrivere di Truman Capote abbia mai creato. È un incrocio tra una Lolita un po' cresciuta e una giovanissima Zia Mame… sola, ingenua e un po' impaurita». Di tutti i suoi personaggi, disse Capote più tardi, lei era la sua preferita, ed è facile capire perché.
Holly è una cover-girl di New York, attrice cinematografica mancata, generosa di sé con tutti, consolatrice di carcerati, eterna bambina chiassosa e scanzonata. È un personaggio incantevole, dotato di una sorprendente grazia poetica.
Intorno a lei ruotano tipi bizzarri come Sally Tomato, paterno gangster ospite del penitenziario di Sing Sing; O.J. Berman, il potente agente delle star di Hollywood; il «vecchio ragazzo» Rusty Trawler; Joe Bell, proprietario di bar e timido innamorato... «Holly Golightly», scrisse «The Atlantic», «è bizzarra, simpaticissima, commovente… e reale.»
- ISBN: 8811604680
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 112
Holiday Golightly. She’s quirky, comical, and glamorous. She’s fashionable, in-the-know, and in-the-now. She’s lonely, lost, and waiting to be rescued. You couldn’t resist her charm if you tried, and you can’t help but fall in love with her. Well, at least in the Hollywood film version. Capote’s ori Leggi tutto
3 delicious hours of audio read by Mr. Michael C. Hall aka Dexter!!! What a wonderful performance of Truman Capote's novella! I saw the movie years ago but I've never read the book! I'm so happy to have listened to this edition of the audio! 5+++++Stars for the narrator! 5 Stars for the story! Highly h Leggi tutto
Breakfast at Tiffany's: Truman Capote's Novella of Love or Something Like It "If she was in this city I'd have seen her. You take a man that likes to walk, a man like me, a man's been walking in the streets going on ten or twelve years, and all those years he's got his eye out for one person, and
This is getting shelved under "The Movie is Better" but honestly, I can't decide which version I prefer. Because I am indecisive, let's make lists. Reasons The Movie Is Better: -Audrey Hepburn plays a considerably less racist and foul-mouthed Holly, which is nice. But let's be honest: Holly could spen Leggi tutto
Capote has a mesmerizing way with words. His description of the aptly named Holly Golightly is splendid and the character herself is a sort of blend of Daisy Buchanon and Madame Bovary. The friendship of the narrator Paul/"Fred" with Holly is beautifully and painfully described as are the parties an Leggi tutto
I’m struggling to figure out what makes this quite so great, it could be Truman’s beautiful limpid style which winds its sentences through your inner ear so that you might think that language itself had been melted and turned into vanilla frosting or it could be that this is the sweet sad little tal Leggi tutto
As someone who grew up in the 90s, this was in my head the whole time I read this: I have never seen the movie, so the only idea I had in my mind is this iconic image of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly: But, what I actually got was this: Holly is crass and obnoxious with really no redeeming qualities Leggi tutto
The most famous of Capote's novels, Breakfast at Tiffany’s charms the reader with wit and a lively storyline. Its subject is the short-lived friendship between a straight woman and a gay man living in New York during the early '40s, its theme the yearning for deep connection and a sense of belonging Leggi tutto
A charming little anecdote about some ruby-rare bright young thing & ensuing crew--delightly-ful! To be read in a complete sitting in some secret well-lit garden with a basket of tea and crumpets. Necessary as stress relief and sweet as a caramel. Another plus for the already egotistical NYC, Holly
Fred, our story's narrator, has been called by Joe Bell the proprietor of Hamburg Heaven because he has heard about Holly. So begins Truman Capote's classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, the tale of New York society girl Holly Golightly. As soon as Fred hears about Holly, the story flashes back to 1943 an Leggi tutto
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