Review

Review: Patricia Highsmith's diaries and notebooks show the increasing darkness of a major writer's mind

By Colin Steele
May 20 2022 - 2:00pm
Patricia Highsmith. Picture: Getty Images

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) is renowned for her psychological thrillers, notably her first novel, Strangers on a Train (1950), filmed by Alfred Hitchcock; The Price of Salt (1952), which became the 2015 film Carol, starring Cate Blanchett, and the best-selling Ripley quintet, featuring the "suave, agreeable and utterly amoral" Tom Ripley. Highsmith's 22 novels are ones in which good and evil are turned on their head.

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