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The Talented Miss Highsmith
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith | Joan Schenkar
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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 "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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Patricia Highsmith had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," Tom Ripley.

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OriginalCyn620 Great choice! 2w
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6-1-17: Reading in the rain ☔️📖

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5-31-17: What I'm reading while mom is getting treatment. 📚👍🏼😷

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“Obsessions are the only things that matter. Perversion interests me most and is my guiding darkness.” Happy #bookishbirthday to Patricia Highsmith, one of our best and most influential writers of psychological fiction! If you like Gillian Flynn or any other dark and twisty author, odds are they were influenced by Highsmith. What are you waiting for? Go read her stuff! (Quote and central photo borrowed from Megan Abbott.) #readwomen #lgbtbooks

LeahBergen I love her ❤ 3y
DrexEdit She's an author I've been meaning to read for a long time. On my challenge list for 2017! 😊 3y
quirkyreader I've read The Price of Salt and some of the Ripley stories. (edited) 3y
ephemeralwaltz Strangers on a Train has been on my TBR for soooo long. One of my favorite Hitchcock movies! 3y
brariane42 I've only read the price of salt, but oh my god was it so good. A lesbian romance that feels realistic and doesn't end with a dead or insane woman? Yes, please! 3y
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