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Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories
 
 
Author
Patricia Highsmith. Joan Schenkar, ed.
Publisher Norton  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.75 inches
ISBN 9780393080131
Pages/Publication Date 644/2011
Daedalus Item Code 23889
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"Patricia Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing," shivered The New Yorker, which praised the author's dark oeuvre as "bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night." With a critical introduction by Joan Schenkar that places Highsmith's classic works within her tumultuous life, this sweeping collection contains some of her most dazzlingly seductive writing, including two groundbreaking novels and a trove of penetrating short stories. Strangers on a Train (1950), transformed into a legendary film by Alfred Hitchcock, displays Highsmith's genius for psychological characterization and tortuous suspense, while the lesbian lovers and creepy PI of The Price of Salt (1952) provide a thrilling and controversial depiction of "the love that dare not speak its name."

"The short stories range in tone from the truly unsettling ('A Mighty Nice Man'; 'Oona, the Jolly Cave Woman') to the biting ('The Baby Spoon'; 'Not One of Us'). While Highsmith may be best known for The Talented Mr. Ripley, this collection is proof positive that her savagely sedate prose expands far beyond her hero-villain Tom Ripley."Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 
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