Literary Techniques

In this novel, as in most of Capote's novels, symbols play a significant role. The first of these is the African statue in the photograph...

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Ideas for Group Discussions

Modern readers are likely to consider Breakfast at Tiffany's dated. The outlaws resemble the cast of the musical Guys and Dolls...

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Social Concerns

Written in 1958, Breakfast at Tiffany's reflects the emerging concerns of postwar America and looks forward to the turbulent 1960's....

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Literary Precedents

Holly Golightly seems to belong to the literary tradition of the picaro or appealing nonconformist who considers society's rules simply not...

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Related Titles

In technique and tone, Breakfast at Tiffany's resembles several of Capote's other retrospective, nostalgic fiction such as A...

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Adaptations

In 1961 Paramount Pictures released a well-received motion picture loosely based upon Breakfast at Tiffany's. Although Capote...

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Bibliography

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Bloom, Harold, ed. Truman Capote. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2003.

Brinnin, John Malcolm. Truman Capote: Dear Heart, Old Buddy. Rev. ed. New York: Delacorte Press, 1986.

Clarke, Gerald. Capote: A Biography. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.

Dunphy, Jack.“Dear Genius”: A Memoir of My Life with Truman Capote. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1989.

Garson, Helen S. Truman Capote: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne, 1992.

Plimpton, George. Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies,...

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