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Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories

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Starring its heroine, Holly Golightly, from the popular ">Breakfast at Tiffany's", this volume also contains three of Truman Capote's best-known ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
aparajito

A Small Classic

by aparajito on Jan 3, 2008

Norman Mailer called Truman Capote ?the most perfect writer of [his] generation?, one who ?writes the best sentences word for word, rhythm upon rhythm? and said that he ?would not have changed two words' in Breakfast at Tiffany?s ? high praise, but not unjustified. While these stories certainly seem a little dated now, they do so more in terms of content and specific references, and a general feeling of being written in a gentler and possibly slightly more na´ve time. However, the prose, clear and unrestricted as a refreshing mountain stream, provides not a little pleasure, and Capote?s pitch-perfect ear for dialogue and his mastery at establishing characters with a few seemingly simple strokes remain unparalleled. The stories in this volume all straddle a rather thin line between reality and fable but are, in the ultimate analysis, immune to simple categorizations.

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