The Resource Devils, lusts and strange desires : the life of Patricia Highsmith, Richard Bradford

Devils, lusts and strange desires : the life of Patricia Highsmith, Richard Bradford

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Devils, lusts and strange desires : the life of Patricia Highsmith
Title
Devils, lusts and strange desires
Title remainder
the life of Patricia Highsmith
Statement of responsibility
Richard Bradford
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Made famous by the great success of her psychological thrillers, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith is lauded as one of the most influential and celebrated modern writers. However, there has never been a clear picture of the woman behind the books. The relationship between Highsmith's lesbianism, her fraught personality, by parts self-destructive and malicious, and her fiction, has been largely avoided by biographers. She was openly homosexual and wrote the seminal lesbian love story, Carol. In modern times, she would be venerated as a radical exponent of the LGBT community. However, her status as an LGBT icon is undermined by the fact that she was excessively cruel and exploitative of her friends and lovers. In this new biography, Richard Bradford brings his sharp, incisive style to one of the great and most controversial writers of the twentieth century. He considers Highsmith's bestsellers in the context of her troubled personal life; her alcoholism, licentious sex life, racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny and abundant self-loathing
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10944395
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
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Bradford, Richard
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Highsmith, Patricia
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Lesbians
  • Suspense fiction, American
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the life of Patricia Highsmith
Label
Devils, lusts and strange desires : the life of Patricia Highsmith, Richard Bradford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The beginning -- Barnard -- Boarding the train -- Yaddo and consequences -- Carol -- Ellen -- Ripley -- Marijane -- 'So much in love' -- Eccentricity -- France -- Animals and us -- 'It's good you never had children' -- Her last loves -- 'I'm sick of Jews!' -- Those who walk away
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781448217908
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Devils, lusts and strange desires : the life of Patricia Highsmith, Richard Bradford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The beginning -- Barnard -- Boarding the train -- Yaddo and consequences -- Carol -- Ellen -- Ripley -- Marijane -- 'So much in love' -- Eccentricity -- France -- Animals and us -- 'It's good you never had children' -- Her last loves -- 'I'm sick of Jews!' -- Those who walk away
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781448217908
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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