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Price Of Salt

Author : Highsmith, Patricia
ISBN : 9780486800295
Genre : Fiction
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A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover. Author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her psychological thrillers Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym, The Price of Salt was heralded as "the novel of a love society forbids." Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one's nature.

The Price Of Salt

Author : Patricia Highsmith
ISBN : 9781936456178
Genre : Fiction
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First Digital Edition; Grier Rating: A*** Therese is nineteen and working in a department store during the Christmas shopping season. She dates men, although not with real enthusiasm. One day a beautiful older woman comes over to her counter and buys a doll. As the purchase is a C.O.D. order, Therese makes a mental note of the customer’s address. She is intrigued and drawn to the woman. Although young, inexperienced and shy, she writes a note to the customer, Carol, and is elated and surprised when Carol invites her to meet. Therese realizes she has strong feelings for Carol, but is unsure of what they represent. Carol, in the process of a bitter separation and divorce, is also quite lonely. Soon the two women begin spending a great deal of time together. Before long, they are madly and hopelessly in love. The path is not easy for them, however. Carol also has a child and a very suspicious husband--dangerous ground for the lovers. When the women leave New York and travel west together, they discover the choices they’ve made to be together will have lasting effects on both their lives. Considered to be the first lesbian pulp novel to break the pulp publishing industry-enforced pattern of tragic consequences for its lesbian heroines, The Price of Salt was written by Patricia Highsmith (under the pseudonym, Claire Morgan) – the author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. As one reviewer wrote in 1952, “Claire Morgan is completely natural. She has a story to tell and she tells it with an almost conversational ease. Her people are neither degenerate monsters nor fragile victims of the social order. They must—and do—pay a price for thinking, feeling and loving ‘differently,’ but they are courageous and true to themselves throughout.”

Author : اندرية جيد
ISBN : 9789777651400
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Patricia Highsmith On Screen

Author : Wieland Schwanebeck
ISBN : 9783319960500
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is the first full-length study to focus on the various film adaptations of Patricia Highsmith’s novels, which have been a popular source for adaptation since Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1952). The collection of essays examines films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Two Faces of January, and Carol, includes interviews with Highsmith adaptors and provides a comprehensive filmography of all existing Highsmith adaptations. Particular attention is paid to queer subtexts, mythological underpinnings, philosophical questioning, contrasting media environments and formal conventions in diverse generic contexts. Produced over the space of seventy years, these adaptations reflect broad cultural and material shifts in film production and critical approaches to film studies. The book is thus not only of interest to Highsmith admirers but to anyone interested in adaptation and transatlantic film history.

Modern American Queer History

Author : Allida Mae Black
ISBN : 156639872X
Genre : History
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In the twentieth century, countless Americans claimed gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender identities, forming a movement to secure social as well as political equality. This collection of essays considers the history as well as the historiography of the queer identities and struggles that developed in the United States in the midst of widespread upheaval and change. Whether the subject is an individual life story, a community study, or an aspect of public policy, these essays illuminate the ways in which individuals in various locales understood the nature of their desires and the possibilities of resisting dominant views of normality and deviance. Theoretically informed, but accessible, the essays shed light too on the difficulties of writing history when documentary evidence is sparse or coded, Taken together these essays suggest that while some individuals and social networks might never emerge from the shadows, the persistent exploration of the past for their traces is an integral part of the on-going struggle for queer rights.

The Aesthetics Of Middlebrow Fiction

Author : Tom Perrin
ISBN : 9781137523952
Genre : Literary Criticism
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During the Cold War, many popular American novels were labelled "middlebrow," leading to a general belief that these texts held less intellectual merit. Perrin debunks these unfair assumptions through works by James Michener, Harper Lee, and Leon Uris, arguing that such writers made a major contribution to the tradition of American literature.

Carol

Author : Patricia Highsmith
ISBN : 140886567X
Genre : Lesbians
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Soon to be a major feature film starring Cate Blanchett

Carol

Author : Patrícia Highsmith
ISBN : 9788525427915
Genre : Fiction
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Em plenos anos 50, a escritora Patricia Highsmith lançou Carol – primeiro romance que aborda uma relação amorosa entre mulheres com um final feliz. O polêmico livro foi publicado na época como The Price of Salt, sob o pseudônimo de Claire Morgan. Na história, Therese Belivet trabalha como vendedora na seção de bonecas de uma loja de departamentos. O emprego funciona como um bico para juntar dinheiro: o que ela de fato quer é construir uma carreira como cenógrafa de teatro. É época de Natal em Nova York, e a loja está lotada. Em meio a tantos rostos desconhecidos, Therese fica hipnotizada ao ver uma distinta cliente se aproximar. É Carol. “Alta e clara, com um longo corpo elegante dentro do casaco de pele folgado (...), seus olhos eram cinzentos, claros e, no entanto, dominadores, como luz ou fogo”. Assim começa o romance entre a jovem Therese e Carol – recém-separada e mãe de uma filha –, um amor repentino e fatal, que se transforma em uma constante troca de experiências. Mas, numa tentativa de escapar dos olhares reprovadores dos amigos e familiares, elas saem de carro em uma viagem pelos Estados Unidos. Essa aventura acaba se tornando perigosa quando elas percebem que estão sendo seguidas por um detetive.

The Talented Miss Highsmith

Author : Joan Schenkar
ISBN : 1429961015
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt is now a major motion picture (Carol) starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, directed by Todd Hayes Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of 20th Century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," talented Tom Ripley. In this revolutionary biography, Joan Schenkar paints a riveting portrait, from Highsmith's birth in Texas to Hitchcock's filming of her first novel, Strangers On a Train, to her long, strange, self-exile in Europe. We see her as a secret writer for the comics, a brilliant creator of disturbing fictions, and erotic predator with dozens of women (and a few good men) on her love list. The Talented Miss Highsmith is the first literary biography with access to Highsmith's whole story: her closest friends, her oeuvre, her archives. It's a compulsive page-turner unlike any other, a book worthy of Highsmith herself.

Beautiful Shadow A Life Of Patricia Highsmith

Author : Andrew Wilson
ISBN : 9781408811573
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

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