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Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith, the (2001) [Collection]
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In a cruel twist of irony, Texas-born Patricia Highsmith is only now, six years after her death, being recognized for her inestimable genius in her native land. With the savage humor of Evelyn Waugh and the macabre sensibility of Edgar Allan Poe, she brought a distinct twentieth-century acuity to her prolific body of noir fiction. Called "the poet of apprehension" by Graham Greene, Highsmith was unrivaled in capturing the ways in which our seemingly benign neighbors can become the psychopaths next door. Now, five of her classic short story collections are combined in a single volume.

Contents:
  • Chorus Girl's Absolutely Final Performance
  • Djemal's Revenge
  • There I Was, Stuck with Bubsy
  • Ming's Biggest Prey
  • In the Dead of Truffle Season
  • The Bravest Rat in Venice
  • Engine Horse
  • The Day of Reckoning
  • Notes from a Respectable Cockroach
  • Eddie and the Monkey Robberies
  • Hamsters vs Websters
  • Harry: a Ferret
  • Goat Ride
  • The Hand
  • Oona,the Jolly Cave Woman
  • The Coquette
  • TheFemale Novelist
  • The Dancer
  • The Invalid,or,the Bedridden
  • The Artist
  • The Middle-Class Housewife
  • The Fully Licensed Whore, or, the Wife
  • The Breeder
  • The Mobile Bed-Object
  • The Perfect Little Lady
  • The Silent Mother-In-Law
  • The Prude
  • The Victim
  • The Evangelist
  • The Perfectionist
  • The Man Who Wrote Books in His Head
  • The Network
  • The Pond
  • Something You Have to Live With
  • Slowly, Slowly in the Wind
  • Those Awful Dawns
  • Woodrow Wilson's Necktie
  • One for the Islands
  • A Curious Suicide
  • The Baby Spoon
  • Broken Glass
  • Please Don't Shoot the Trees
  • Something the Cat Dragged In
  • Not One of Us
  • The Terrors of Basket-Weaving
  • Under a Dark Angel's Eye
  • I Despise your Life
  • The Dream of the Emma C
  • Old Folks at Home
  • When in Rome
  • Blow It
  • The Kite
  • The Black House
  • Mermaids on the Golf Course
  • The Button
  • Where the Action Is
  • Chris's Last Party
  • A Clock Ticks at Christmas
  • A Shot from Nowhere
  • The Stuff of Madness
  • Not in this Life, Maybe the Next
  • I Am not as Efficient as Other People
  • The Cruelest Month
  • The Romantic

Original title: The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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Edition #1: Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith, the

Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith, the (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "In every story, Highsmith demonstrates her brilliant and inimitable talent for making even the coldest characters galvanizing. Entertaining enough for the beach, this collection should be compulsory for students of the psychological thriller." Publishers Weekly
  • " A macabre, misanthropic, and sometimes alarming volume...Her best stories have a hallucinatory screwiness...Despite the occasional dud plot, readers are sure to be left feeling by turns startled, oppressed, amused, and queasy." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Highsmith's stories...are mostly nasty, brutish, and short and remarkably effective...Selected Stories is a big improvement over the original publications in terms of variety and balance, making this the definitive Highsmith story collection." Library Journal
  • "Highsmith is a writer who has created a world of her own, a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger...Patricia Highsmith is the poet of apprehension." Graham Greene
  • "Patricia Highsmith is often called a mystery or crime writer,which is a bit like calling Picasso a draftsman." Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • "A fascinationg artifact, and a difficult book to put down." The New York Times
  • "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith." Time
  • "Any disappointment in discovering that Highsmith couldn't crack the short form should give way to a genuine sense of celebration. A great American writer is back to stay, for better and for worse." Entertainment Weekly
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Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith, the (December 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393327724
Dimensions: 5.38 x 8.5 x 1.25
Pages: 724

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