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The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith - Joan Schenkar
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
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Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of 20th Century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling  as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," talented Tom Ripley. In this revolutionary biography, Joan Schenkar paints a riveting portrait, from Highsmith's birth in Texas to Hitchcock's ... show more
Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of 20th Century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling  as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," talented Tom Ripley. In this revolutionary biography, Joan Schenkar paints a riveting portrait, from Highsmith's birth in Texas to Hitchcock's  filming of her first novel, Strangers On a Train, to her long, strange, self-exile in Europe. We see her as a secret writer for the comics, a brilliant creator of disturbing fictions, and erotic predator with dozens of women (and a few good men) on her love list. The Talented Miss Highsmith is the first literary biography with access to Highsmith's whole story: her closest friends, her oeuvre, her archives. It's a compulsive page-turner unlike any other, a book worthy of Highsmith herself.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312303754 (0312303750)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 704
Edition language: English
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Austen to Zafón
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Patricia Highsmith fascinates me, probably not in a good way. I love her novels and short stories (she wrote a lot more than just the Mr. Ripley books), which are dark and tense. Following her life as a closeted lesbian and misogynist through years of the mid-twentieth century is like watching a tra...
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