Aug. 21st, 2010

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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote is one of those stories that reminds you that, perhaps, not as much has changed in the past seventy years as you might think. It chronicles the friendship of a nameless aspiring author with Holly Golightly, a vivacious society girl who lives below him in a brownstone apartment in New York. It is supremely non-judgemental about Holly's promiscuity, despite being set in the middle of World War 2 and it doesn't appear to expect its readers to be particularly shocked or outraged by her. That said, I think you are expected to experience a kind of vicarious thrill at her lifestyle, but I suspect that is as true now as it was then.

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purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (books)
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote is one of those stories that reminds you that, perhaps, not as much has changed in the past seventy years as you might think. It chronicles the friendship of a nameless aspiring author with Holly Golightly, a vivacious society girl who lives below him in a brownstone apartment in New York. It is supremely non-judgemental about Holly's promiscuity, despite being set in the middle of World War 2 and it doesn't appear to expect its readers to be particularly shocked or outraged by her. That said, I think you are expected to experience a kind of vicarious thrill at her lifestyle, but I suspect that is as true now as it was then.

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