The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Joan Schenkar

The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith

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St. Martin's Press
Publication date: January 2010
ISBN: 9781429961011
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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 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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