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Schenkar, Joan: The Talented Miss Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt is now a major motion picture (Carol) starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, directed by Todd Hayes

A 2010 New York Times Notable Book

A 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner
A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee
A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee
A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of twentieth-century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite "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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Verlag Macmillan USA
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2009
Seitenangabe 684 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 20-45 Arbeitstagen
Untertitel The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H23.0 cm x B15.4 cm x D4.5 cm 1'000 g
Coverlag Picador (Imprint/Brand)
Autor*in Schenkar, Joan
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