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Beautiful shadow : a life of Patricia Highsmith

Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A critical biography of suspense author Patricia Highsmith draws on a vast archive of diaries, notebooks, and letters, as well as interviews with friends, colleagues, and lovers, to offer a portrait of the lesbian author and her literary works.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Patricia Highsmith; Patricia Highsmith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1582341982 9781582341989
OCLC Number: 52589915
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 2003
Description: viii, 534 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The forever seeking 1921 and before --
Born under a sickly star 1921-1927 --
A house divided 1927-1933 --
Suppressions 1933-1938 --
The taste of freedom 1938-1940 --
A trail of unmade beds 1940-1942 --
The dungeon of thy self 1942-1943 --
A carefully nurtured bohemianism 1943-1945 --
The strange, subtle pluckings of terror 1945-1948 --
How I adore my Virginias 1945-1948 --
Yaddo, shadow--shadow, Yaddo! 1948 --
Instantly, I love her 1948-1949 --
Carol, in a thousand cities 1949-1951 --
Two identities: the victim and the murderer 1951-1953 --
Pat H, alias Ripley 1953-1955 --
Each Man is in His Spectres power 1955-1958 --
This sweet sickness 1958-1959 --
A lurking liking for those that flout the law 1959-1960 --
The ultra neurotic 1960-1962 --
A freedom from responsibility 1962-1964 --
Love was an outgoing thing 1964-1967 --
This shimmery void 1967-1968 --
The false, the fake and the counterfeit 1968-1969 --
An equal opportunity offender 1969-1970 --
Name: Ishmael 1970-1971 --
What are the odds of cat versus person? 1971-1973 --
The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot 1973-1976 --
Your kisses fill me with terror 1976-1978 --
A girl who allows me to dream 1978-1980 --
People who knock on the door 1980-1982 --
A strange interior world 1982-1983 --
Work is more fun than play 1983-1986 --
No end in sight 1986-1988 --
A face accustomed to its ghosts 1988 --
Art is not always healthy and why should it be? 1988-1992 --
I hesitate to make promises 1992-1995.
Other Titles: Life of Patricia Highsmith
Responsibility: Andrew Wilson.

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A critical biography of suspense author Patricia Highsmith draws on a vast archive of diaries, notebooks, and letters, as well as interviews with friends, colleagues, and lovers, to offer a portrait of the lesbian author and her literary works.

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