Ariel Basom. Queer Manhattan: Truman Capote's Strange New York. Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2014.
This thesis is an urban exploration of queerness and difference through the writings and life of Truman Capote. It explores what it means to be normal and what it means to be queer. By close reading Breakfast at Tiffany's and comparing it to Capote's biography and letters as well as others of his stories set in Manhattan, the thesis sets out to prove that normalcy is an illness and queerness is at the heart of human identity.