The Talented Miss Highsmith

The Talented Miss Highsmith

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Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt is now a major motion picture (Carol) starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, directed by Todd Hayes Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of 20th Century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite qhero-criminal, q 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.Talented Mr. Ripley (continued) award to, 575 French film of, 401 PH begins, 573 plot, 334-46 preparation for writing, 24 published, 574 TV script by Marc Brandel, 522, 587 Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes (PH short-story collection), 502-4, 506, 586, 588 Tangier, 514, ... 430-31, 463 Thompson, Virgil, 253, 510 Thoreau, Henry David, 120 aquot;Those Awful Dawnsa€ (PH story), 102 Those Whoanbsp;...

Title:The Talented Miss Highsmith
Author:Joan Schenkar
Publisher:Macmillan - 2010-01-18


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