25 November 2009

Want this so badly...

Joan Schenkar's biography of Patricia Highsmith comes out December 8. Highsmith, born outside of Fort Worth, was notoriously dry - what many considered plain mean - reclusive, alcoholic, and a wildly brilliant writer. She wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley, Strangers on a Train - Hitchcock turned that into a movie - and many other short thrillers and novel.

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