Andrew Wilson's Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith: (reissued) PDF

By Andrew Wilson

Patricia Highsmith - writer of STRANGERS ON A teach and THE proficient MR RIPLEY - had greater than her justifiable share of secrets and techniques. in the course of her existence, she felt uncomfortable approximately discussing the resource of her fiction and refused to reply to questions about her inner most existence. but after her dying in February 1995, Highsmith left in the back of an unlimited archive of private files - diaries, notebooks and letters - which element the hyperlinks among her lifestyles and her paintings. Drawing on those intimate papers, including fabric gleaned from her closest buddies and enthusiasts, Andrew Wilson has written the 1st biography of an writer defined by way of Graham Greene because the 'poet of apprehension'. Wilson illuminates the darkish corners of Highsmith's existence, casts gentle on mysteries of the artistic technique and divulges the secrets and techniques that the author selected to maintain hidden till after her death.

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