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A circa 1940 self-portrait by Highsmith,

who in addition to writing liked to draw and paint.

 

Photograph:

From Patricia Highsmith's "Zeichnungen",

© 1995 Diogenes Verlag AG Zürich, Switzerland.

All rights reserved.

 

The Many Faces of Patricia Highsmith

As the subject of no fewer than three biographies since her death in 1995,

the popular writer lived a complicated, if fascinating, life.

What was she really like?

NYT

April 19, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/
t-magazine/patricia-highsmith-talented-mr-ripley.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obsessive love … Patricia Highsmith.

 

Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

 

The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson review

– inside the mind of Patricia Highsmith

 

Fantasy turns to violence as Highsmith,

the protagonist and subject of this novel,

becomes fixated on her female lover

G

Wed 8 Jun 2016    12.00 BST

Last modified on Thu 22 Feb 2018    13.20 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jun/08/
the-crime-writer-jill-dawson-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Highsmith at home in Ticino, Switzerland, 1988.

 

Photograph: Rene Burri/Magnum Photos

 

How ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ Foretold Our Era of Grifting

On the eve of yet another screen adaptation,

Patricia Highsmith’s mordant 1955 tale of calculated self-invention

feels as relevant as ever.

NYT

Nov. 12, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/12/
t-magazine/mr-ripley.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Bradford’s Patricia Highsmith becomes a figure bordering on the grotesque.

 

Photograph: Liselotte Erben/Sygma via Getty Images

 

Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires:

The Life of Patricia Highsmith – review

When friends mean less than plots ...

a flawed portrayal of the noir novelist

as a figure bordering on the grotesque

G

Fri 22 Jan 2021    09.00 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/21/
devils-lusts-and-strange-desires-the-life-of-patricia-highsmith-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolf Tietgens, “Patricia Highsmith” (circa 1942).

 

Photograph:

Rolf Tietgens, Courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York

 

The Many Faces of Patricia Highsmith

As the subject of no fewer than three biographies since her death in 1995,

the popular writer lived a complicated, if fascinating, life. What was she really like?

NYT

April 19, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/
t-magazine/patricia-highsmith-talented-mr-ripley.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Highsmith    1921-1995

 

American writer whose tales

of gentlemen murderers

and psychological intrigue

were often explorations

of her own obsessions

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/05/
obituaries/patricia-highsmith-writer-of-crime-tales-dies-at-74.html

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/
highsmith-patricia

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/
t-magazine/patricia-highsmith-talented-mr-ripley.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/
t-magazine/talented-mr-ripley-patricia-highsmith.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/17/
patricia-highsmith-the-jew-hater-who-took-jewish-women-as-lovers

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/21/
devils-lusts-and-strange-desires-the-life-of-patricia-highsmith-review

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/09/
twisted-brilliance-patricia-highsmith-at-100

 

https://www.theguardian.com//books/2021/jan/09/
the-worlds-champion-ball-bouncer-by-patricia-highsmith-read-the-unpublished-story

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/12/
t-magazine/mr-ripley.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/25/
books/patricia-highsmith-diaries.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/22/
patricia-highsmith-27-april-1980

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/06/
462089856/in-carol-two-women-leap-into-an-unlikely-love-affair

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/05/
obituaries/patricia-highsmith-writer-of-crime-tales-dies-at-74.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/22/
patricia-highsmith-27-april-1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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