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

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New
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Hardback
Edition Description
First Edition
Dimensions (LxWxH) - Cms
6.73X2.18X9.51
Country of Origin
USA, United States
ISBN-10
0312303750

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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 Highsmiths birth in Texas to Hitchcocks  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 Highsmiths whole story: her closest friends, her oeuvre, her archives. Its a compulsive page-turner unlike any other, a book worthy of Highsmith herself."
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