‘Imagine tales so bone-chillingly cold you’ll beg for a warm bed to hide under!’ or so promises the cover copy of Chillers (1990). The front cover amplifies host Anthony Perkins’ role, suggesting a link to the better-known episodic horror series around that time like Tales from the Crypt, […]
Director Jonathan Kent picks Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley) for BBC Radio 4’s Great Lives. (Thanks, Kate!)
Friend of the Gutter Kate Laity considers Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley and his career on film at Punk Noir magazine. “Tom Ripley was by all accounts her favourite character, one she identified with to the extent that she signed a letter to a friend ‘Pat H, alias Ripley’ […]
At Teleport City, the Gutter’s own Carol writes about 12 books that vary in reputability and their harrowing nature. They include books by Shirley Jackson, Raymond Chandler, Patricia Highsmith and Herman Melville.
The Swiss Literary Archives have made their Patricia Highsmith collection available online here. (Thanks, Kate!)
Mental Floss takes an in-depth look at Patricia Highsmith and The Talented Mr. Ripley. “With the charming sociopath Ripley, she’d created a new type of character entirely. In five novels over the next four decades, he’d become not only her most acclaimed and memorable creation but the prototype […]