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Patricia Highsmith

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Born: 19 January 1921 Died: 4 February 1995

Country of origin: United States


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Description: Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist and short story writer, known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. Highsmith wrote 22 novels, including her series of five novels with Tom Ripley as protagonist, and many short stories. Existentialism is the literary movement that most influenced her writing, with "Dostoyevsky and Gide through Camus and Sartre" among her favorite authors.] Graham Greene described Highsmith as "the poet of apprehen ... (more)
Tags: Writer (2), American (2), Died 1995 (2), Born 1921 (2), Female (1), Lesbian (1), Lgbt (1), Author (1), Novelist (1), Screenwriter (1), Deceased (1), Strangers On A Train (1), Alcoholist (1)
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