Highsmith, Patricia (1921-1995)

Munt, Sally R (2002) Highsmith, Patricia (1921-1995). In: Summers, Claude J (ed.) The gay and lesbian literary heritage: a reader’s companion to the writers and their works from antiquity to the present (revised edition). Routledge, London and New York, pp. 340-341. ISBN 9780415929264

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Acclaimed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith is the author of one explicitly lesbian novel, as well as the popular series featuring the amoral bisexual Tom Ripley.

Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 19, 1921. Her father was of German and her mother of British descent. She was educated at Barnard College, New York, and became a freelance writer a year after she left college. She lived alternately in Europe and the United States, residing mostly in Switzerland. Among her hobbies were "carpentering, snail-watching, [and] travelling by train" (Who's Who 1992).

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 1st Edition published 1995. Republished and revised on-line in the GLBTQ Encyclopedia.
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Depositing User: Sally Munt
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:47
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 09:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22198
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