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

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Norton,
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[2002]
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1st ed.
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English
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"Highsmith is no more a practitioner of the murder mystery genre...than are Doestoevsky, Faulkner and Camus."--Joan Smith, Los Angeles Times 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 bottle; 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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