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The selected stories of Patricia Highsmith

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In a cruel twist of irony, Texas-born Patricia Highsmith is only now, six years after her death, being recognized for her inestimable genius in her native land. With the savage humor of Evelyn Waugh and the macabre sensibility of Edgar Allan Poe, she brought a distinct twentieth-century acuity to her prolific body of noir fiction. Called "the poet of apprehension" by Graham Greene, Highsmith was unrivaled in  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Highsmith
ISBN: 0393020312 9780393020311
OCLC Number: 46683544
Description: x, 724 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chorus girl's absolutely final performance --
Djemal's revenge --
There I was, stuck with Bubsy --
Ming's biggest prey --
In the dead of truffle season --
The bravest rat in Venice --
Engine horse --
The day of reckoning --
Notes from a respectable cockroach --
Eddie and the monkey robberies --
Hamsters vs. Websters --
Harry: a ferret --
Goat ride --
The hand --
Oona, the jolly cave woman --
The coquette --
The female novelist --
The dancer --
The invalid, or, the bedridden --
The artist --
The middle-class housewife --
The fully licensed whore, or, the wife --
The breeder --
The mobile bed-object --
The perfect little lady --
The silent mother-in-law --
The prude --
The victim --
The evangelist --
The perfectionist --
The man who wrote books in his head --
The network --
The pond --
Something you have to live with --
Slowly, slowly in the wind --
Those awful dawns --
Woodrow Wilson's necktie --
One for the islands --
A curious suicide --
The baby spoon --
Broken glass --
Please don't shoot the trees --
Something the cat dragged in --
Not one of us --
The terrors of basket-weaving --
Under a dark angel's eye --
I despise your life --
The dream of the Emma C --
Old folks at home --
When in Rome --
Blow it --
The kite --
The black house --
Mermaids on the golf course --
The button --
Where the action is --
Chris's last party --
A clock ticks at Christmas --
A shot from nowhere --
The stuff of madness --
Not in this life, maybe the next --
I am not as efficient as other people --
The cruelest month --
The romantic.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: with a foreword by Graham Greene.

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In a cruel twist of irony, Texas-born Patricia Highsmith is only now, six years after her death, being recognized for her inestimable genius in her native land. With the savage humor of Evelyn Waugh and the macabre sensibility of Edgar Allan Poe, she brought a distinct twentieth-century acuity to her prolific body of noir fiction. Called "the poet of apprehension" by Graham Greene, Highsmith was unrivaled in capturing the ways in which our seemingly benign neighbors can become the psychopaths next door. Now, five of her classic short story collections are combined in a single volume, The selected stories of Patricia Highsmith, with a foreword by Graham Greene.

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