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The Talented Miss Highsmith

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Audio: The Talented Miss Highsmith
Featuring Joan Schenkar
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Or explore these other opportunities to learn about Patricia Highsmith and her connection to the Village and Highsmith's biographer Joan Schenkar.

New York Times' article about Joan Schenkar and her book, The Talented Miss Highsmith.

"The Haunts of Miss Highsmith," a map and article about where in the Village (and the rest of New York) Pat Highsmith roamed.

The Talented Miss Highsmith is available in major bookstores, online, and at your local library.

Look into some of Highsmith's own works. Joan Schenkar recommends starting at the very beginning with Strangers on a Train and then working your way chronologically (don't forget Deep Water and the famous The Talented Mr. Ripley). Visit your local NYPL branch today and check them out. (We, of course, recommend the Hudson Park Branch who graciously hosted us for this lecture.)


Original program listing:
The Talented Miss Highsmith
A Lecture with Joan Schenkar

Thursday, March 4, 2010
6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Hudson Park Branch Library
66 Leroy Street (off of 7th Avenue South)
Free; reservations required.

Part One of GVSHP's celebration of Women's History Month. Patricia Highsmith, the Dark Lady of American Letters, couldn't imagine life without a crime in it. Greenwich Village (where Highsmith spent her formative years as a writer) and mid-town Manhattan (where she had a secret career as the most-employed female comic book scriptwriter ) played crucial roles in the development of her peerlessly disturbing fictions.

Joan Schenkar will speak about the importance of  Manhattan (and specifically the twisting, turning streets of Greenwich Village)  to the mind of Patricia Highsmith -- and about what happens when a solid object like the art of biography coincides with an elusively seductive subject like the talented Miss Highsmith.

Copies of The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith will be available for purchase.


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