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Highsmith : a romance of the 1950's, a memoir

Author: Marijane Meaker
Publisher: San Francisco : Cleis Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Patricia Highsmith, author of classics such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, was a writer who defied simple categorization. Gore Vidal called her: "One of our greatest modernist writers." The Cleveland Plain Dealer rightly commented: "Patricia Highsmith is often called a mystery or crime writer, which is a bit like calling Picasso a draftsman."" "To young novelist Marijane Meaker, however,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Patricia Highsmith; Marijane Meaker; Patricia Highsmith; Marijane Meaker; Marijane Meaker; Patricia Highsmith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marijane Meaker
ISBN: 1573441716 9781573441711
OCLC Number: 51058970
Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Marijane Meaker.

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"Patricia Highsmith, author of classics such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, was a writer who defied simple categorization. Gore Vidal called her: "One of our greatest modernist writers." The Cleveland Plain Dealer rightly commented: "Patricia Highsmith is often called a mystery or crime writer, which is a bit like calling Picasso a draftsman."" "To young novelist Marijane Meaker, however, Highsmith was more than a role model. Shortly after the two met in a New York lesbian bar, they became lovers and embarked on a two year romance amidst the bohemian set of Greenwich Village and the literary crowd of Fire Island. There, the pair navigated the underground lesbian scene, lunched with literary stars like Janet Flanner, shared intimacies, and gossiped with abandon. Written with wit and brassy candor, Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950's is a revealing look at a controversial icon of popular American fiction."--Jacket.

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