zwei Gesichter des Januars (based on the novel by) 2009. There, good intentions corrupt naturally; guilt afflicts the innocent; pursuit is everywhere; identities, genders, and genres are undermined; and life is a suffocating trap from which even her biography of Zora Neale Hurston most accomplished escape artists cannot find a graceful exit. But Carol and Therese, its steely, attractive, successful heroines, get away with their "crime" in a fascinating novel that made its author uneasy all her life. Personal": on film versions of her novels: Really, I don't mind too much if they take liberties with my plots, because they're trying to do something quite different from a book, and I think they have a right to change the story as much. Here, in publication order, are some of Pat Highsmith'sand the twentieth century's-most delinquently original novels. The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, a New York Times Notable Book. And so, five to seven sheets of finished fiction rolled from the platen of her coffee-colored Olympia Deluxe portable typewriter every morning; the keys detonating like little pistol shots under her huge hands. She produced an iconic character. "It is impossible wrote Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995 the Dark Lady of American Letters (and double trouble for a biographer) "for me to live from day to day without putting myself to a judgement".
She also wrote one novel, non-mystery, under the name Claire Morgan, plus a work of non-fiction 'Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction' and a co-written book of children's verse, 'Miranda the Panda Is on the Veranda'. Her first suspense novel 'Strangers on a Train' published in 1950 was an immediate success with public and critics alike. Pat's ambivalence is contagious: here are three novels whose style sometimes drives me to kickscreams (the push-broom of her paragraphs sweeps up too many flat facts or ropey plots) but whose themes are riveting. The Tremor of Forgery (1969) - What happens to a writerdecent, indecisive Howard Ingam from Greenwich Village (for once, not a psychopath)-when he finds himself in North Africa without known customs or a familiar language? He builds a house for (and an entirely imaginary relationship with) the woman who obsesses him-then steps out of his dream to murder her husband. Ripley Under Ground (1970) - Like other shortcuts to transformation, forgery fascinated High smith; under the surface of this second Ripley novel is a credible aesthetic argument in favor of forged art. Those Who Walk Away (1967 Two men, mourning the same suicided woman, seek their ownand each other's-death in Venice. I couldn't write a book with the idea in my mind that it was going to be a film. The novel has been adapted for the screen three times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951.