By Truman Capote
In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a lady whose identify has entered the yankee idiom and whose variety is part of the literary panorama. Holly Golightly understands that not anything undesirable can ever ensue to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté proceed to charm.
This quantity additionally comprises 3 of Capote's best-known tales, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review known as “one of the main relocating tales in our language.” it's a story of 2 innocents—a small boy and the outdated girl who's his top friend—whose sweetness features a not easy, sharp kernel of truth.
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He perched there with the balance of a bird, his paws tangled in her hair as if it were knitting yarn; and yet, despite these amiable antics, it was a grim cat with a pirate’s cutthroat face; one eye was glueyblind, the other sparkled with dark deeds. is a slob,” she told me, taking the cigarette I’d lighted. ” “It’s not a joke, darling. He’s written barrels of the most marvelous stories. ” “Remember,” she said, leaving us, “I’m his agent. Another thing: if I holler, come zipper me up. Within the next quarterhour a stag party had taken over the apartment, several of them in uniform.
Oh no, I wouldn’t regret that. ” She sat up on the army cot, her face, her naked breasts coldly blue in the sunlamp light. Or so I imagined until the next morning when, as I was leaving for work, I saw the cage perched on a sidewalk ashcan waiting for the garbage collector. She was, I decided, “a crude exhibitionist,” “a time waster,” “an utter fake”: someone never to be spoken to again. Not for a long while. We passed each other on the stairs with lowered eyes. If she walked into Joe Bell’s, I walked out.
If you ask me, I think you’re lllucky. At least there’s one thing you can say for Rusty. I’m ppproud of my country. ” “Fred’s a soldier,” said Holly. ” “Fred’s that boy upstairs? ” 41 “Yearning. Not stupid. He wants awfully to be on the inside staring out: anybody with their nose pressed against a glass is liable to look stupid. Proud to be an American. “If only I could get used to the idea of mmmarrying a Brazilian. ” “Why on earth would they be teaching Ppportu guese? It isn’t as though anyone spoke it.