Nothing that meets the eye: the uncollected stories of Patricia Highsmith

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Norton,
Pub. Date:
c2002.
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1st ed.
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English
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The Patricia Highsmith renaissance continues with Nothing That Meets the Eye, a brilliant collection of twenty-eight psychologically penetrating stories, a great majority of which are published for the first time in this collection. This volume spans almost fifty years of Highsmith's career and establishes her as a permanent member of our American literary canon, as attested by recent publication of two of these stories in The New Yorker and Harper's. The stories assembled in Nothing That Meets the Eye, written between 1938 and 1982, are vintage Highsmith: a gigolo-like psychopath preys on unfulfilled career women; a lonely spinster's fragile hold on reality is tethered to the bott≤ an estranged postal worker invents homicidal fantasies about his coworkers. While some stories anticipate the diabolical narratives of the Ripley novels, others possess a Capra-like sweetness that forces us to see the author in a new light. From this new collection, a remarkable portrait of the American psyche at mid-century emerges, unforgettably distilled by the inimitable eye of Patricia Highsmith. A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Rave of 2002. "Almost every piece...contains touches that reveal what a subtle writer Highsmith was."--James Campbell, New York Times "A thrilling compendium of work full of surprises."--Ed Siegel, Boston Globe "One of the exhilarating effects of reading Highsmith's stories...is the greatly enlarged sense of her range and energy...in their surehandedness, their amazing breadth and abundance...[these stories] compel attention and they add significantly to her already formidable presence."--James Lasdun, Washington Post
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table_of_contents Bird in hand --, Born failure --, Car --, Dangerous hobby --, Doorbell for Louisa., Girl like Phyl --, Great cardhouse --, Hollow oracle --, In the plaza --, It's a deal --, Magic casements --, Man's best friend --, Mightiest mornings --, Mighty nice man --, Miss Juste and the green rompers --, Music to die by --, Nothing that meets the eye --, Pianos of the Steinachs --, Quiet night --, Returnees --, Second cigarette., Still point of the turning world --, Things had gone badly --, Trouble with Mrs. Blynn, the trouble with the world --, Two disagreeable pigeons --, Uncertain treasure --, Variations on a game --, When the door is always open and the welcome mat is out --
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title Nothing that meets the eye : the uncollected stories of Patricia Highsmith
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topic Detective and mystery stories, American, Psychological fiction, American
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