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

Author(s): Joan Schenkar

Lesbian & Bi Biography / Memoir

Patricia Highsmith, one of the greatest writers of 20th Century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favourite "hero-criminal," the talented Tom Ripley. Joan Schenkar maps out this richly bizarre life from her 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 an 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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  • : 9780312363819
  • : St. Martin's Press
  • : Picador USA
  • : 0.694
  • : December 2010
  • : 235mm X 156mm X 31mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : includes two 8 page black & white photo inserts
  • : 704
  • : 813.54
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Joan Schenkar