Nothing That Meets the Eye by Patricia Highsmith
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Nothing That Meets the Eye
By Patricia Highsmith

Nothing That Meets the Eye

The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith

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Nothing That Meets the Eye by Patricia Highsmith

Book Awards

  • Winner of New York Times Notable Book 2002.

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393325003
ISBN-10: 0393325008
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 140mm x 33mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

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