Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith

(reissued) Bloomsbury Lives of Women

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Patricia Highsmith - author of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN and THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY - had more than her fair share of secrets. During her life, she felt uncomfortable about discussing the source of her fiction and refused to answer questions about her private life. Yet after her death in February 1995, Highsmith left behind a vast archive of personal documents - diaries, notebooks and letters - which detail the links between her life and her work. Drawing on these intimate papers, together with material gleaned from her closest friends and lovers, Andrew Wilson has written the first biography of an author described by Graham Greene as the 'poet of apprehension'. Wilson illuminates the dark corners of Highsmith's life, casts light on mysteries of the creative process and reveals the secrets that the writer chose to keep hidden until after her death.

Beautiful Shadow

A Life of Patricia Highsmith

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK


Category: Novelists, American

Page: 544

View: 999

The first biography of the celebrated author of classics such as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley.

My Beautiful Shadow

Author: Radhika Jha




Page: 232

View: 746

A fascinating book on the seductive (and toxic) power of shopping. Stronger than the pang of conscience we suffer every time we hand our credit card over with a smile to the shop assistant.' Marie Claire Italy

In Beautiful Shadows:

The Sunrise

Author: Lady Trish

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 391

Even after leaving the neighborhood where she spent half of her childhood, the past still hunted Dara. She luckily got away from the vicious circle that would have eaten her alive, but her mind could not escape from all the secret burden she carried with her.... not even love could conquer the emptiness inside of her twisted soul.

Short History of the Shadow

Author: Victor I. Stoichita

Publisher: Reaktion Books


Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 183

Looks at the depiction and meaning of shadows in the history of Western art

Out of the Shadows

Expanding the Canon of Classic Film Noir

Author: Gene D. Phillips

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 307

View: 998

Out of the Shadows explores the most celebrated examples of film noir such as Laura, The Maltese Falcon, and Sunset Boulevard but also offers new insight into underrated films that deserve reconsideration, including Spellbound, A Double Life, Anatomy of a Murder, and others.

Worlds of Shadow

Teaching with Shadow Puppetry

Author: David Wisniewski

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 226

Stage directions, puppet patterns, scripts, projected scenery ideas, and a full range of special effects will help with any performance - from simple songs and rhymes to full-blown stories and plays.

Puppet Talk

Ideas for Making Puppets - and Their Use in the Development of Language Skills with Children from Four to Nine Years

Author: Lilian Coppock

Publisher: Folens Limited


Category: Children

Page: 72

View: 141

Presents numerous ways of making puppets, and ideas for using these to develop speaking and listening skills with young children.