Nothing That Meets the Eye

Nothing That Meets the Eye : The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith

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This collection of twenty-eight stories spans almost fifty years of Highsmith's career, showing the evolution of the Highsmith oeuvre from her days as a struggling freelance writer in New York City in the early 1940s, to when she was an American expatriate in Switzerland. Many of her early efforts reveal her remarkable gifts for stylistic economy and prose, as well as a mature understanding of human nature. The later stories, written as the author began to acquire a reputation in Europe as a 'literary' suspense writer, encompass the entire range of her writing, from the psychological narrative to the prose farce.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 164 x 234 x 48mm | 861.84g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747576874
  • 9780747576877

About Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith is the author of classics such as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley. Born in Texas, she spent much of her life in England, France and Switzerland. She died in 1995 in Locarno, Switzerland.show more

Review quote

'Miss Highsmith is a novelist whose books one can re-read many times. There are very few of whom one can say that. She is a writer who has created a world of her own - a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger' Graham Greene 'One thinks of comparing Miss Highsmith only with herself; by any other standard of comparison, one must simply cheer' Auberon Waugh 'To call Patricia Highsmith a thriller writer is true but not the whole truth: her books have stylistic texture, psychological depth, mesmeric readability' Sunday Times 'Highsmith writes the verbal equivalent of a drug - easy to consume, darkly euphoric, totally addictive Highsmith belongs in the moody company of Dostoevsky or Angela Carter' Time Outshow more

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