[Item #5017] The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith with: Ephemera. Joan Schenkar, Patricia Highsmith.
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith with: Ephemera
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith with: Ephemera
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith with: Ephemera
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith with: Ephemera
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith with: Ephemera

The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith with: Ephemera

New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. “I know what they’d like, they’d like a blank they could fill in. A person already filled in disturbs them terribly” (Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt). Joan Schenkar’s great work ‘The Talented Miss Highsmith’ charts the beautifully odd, and darkly intoxicating life of Patrictia Highsmith. From her birth in Texas, the adaptation of her novel ‘Strangers on a Train’ by Hitchcock, to her self-imposed exile in Europe and her erotic hawk-like predation of a number of women (along with a few men) that, as such, encompasses her list of lovers. Schenkar’s work is the first biographical compilation with unilateral access to Highsmith’s complete story. Anyone who has read or is otherwise a fan of Patricia Highsmith, loves spelunking through the cavernous depths of the lives of creatives, or enjoys deeply rich biographical works would only gain from owning and reading this tome. Found on the inside of the front cover is a newspaper clipping from the Grey Lady (New York Times) of a book review from December 20, 2009 for Schenkar’s ‘The Talented Miss Highsmith’ written by Jeanette Winterson. From the collection of George V. Buehler (1933-2020), who was a prominent real estate developer & collector in Massachusetts & Arizona. We have found and retained a printed receipt indicating a sale from Amazon to Mr. Buehler for The Talented Miss Highsmith dated December 20, 2009. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition: December 2009 as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon, with no reference to other editions on copyright page. Book is in very fine condition, with slightest wear on edges. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #5017]

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