Breakfast at Tiffany's
A little piece of New York society is moving to Russia.
Truman Capote’s typed manuscript of his classic 1958 New York novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which tells the story of a young New York socialite in the 1940s, was sold in an auction to a Russian billionaire for $306,000.
The manuscript comes complete with the Read More
Vintage is celebrating Holly Golightly’s 50th birthday by issuing a special anniversary edition of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Vintage, $12.95). I hate to quibble, but she was actually two months shy of 19 when the novel came out in 1958—so by that count she’s pushing 70. Or if you want to get persnickety about it, when Read More
Double Vision: A Self-Portrait , by Walter Abish. Alfred A. Knopf, 220 pages, $24.
We’re all impatient for the memoir to evolve-who needs more cross-eyed mirror-gazing?-but don’t expect the first stabs at a less narrowly focused generation of autobiographical writing to be 20-20, or even particularly legible. Case in point is Walter Abish’s Double Read More
Is Julia Roberts in trouble? For every Erin Brockovich , she turns out five banal turkeys that only her fan club can sit through. How long can this go on? You do the math.
Her latest fiasco, America’s Sweethearts , is a boring, brain-dead flop that takes a swing at temperamental movie stars and the Read More