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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marijane Meaker Narrator: Rosemary Benson Publisher: Biagi Rights Management Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Patricia Highsmith, author of classics such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, was a lesbian and a writer who defied simple categorization. Gore Vidal called her: One of our greatest modernist writers. And The Cleveland Plain Dealer rightly commented: Patricia Highsmith is often called a mystery or crime writer, which is a bit like calling Picasso a draftsman.

Meaker and Highsmith met in New York City, became lovers, and embarked on a romance amidst the bohemian set of Greenwich Village and the literary crowd of Fire Island. Written with wit and brassy candor, this is a revealing look at a controversial icon of popular American fiction.

Marijane Meaker is the author of more than 40 books and recipient of many awards; writing under the pen-name Vin Packer, she wrote the lesbian paperback best-seller Spring Fire (Cleis Press).

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn Hyde | 3/6/2013

    " In the main part I really enjoyed it. Later on it started to feel oddly voyeuristic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/22/2013

    " not something that i'd ever choose to read of my own volition. marijane meaker really annoyed me because she was so psychopathically jealous of patricia highsmith and yet never seemed to talk to her about it, despite supposedly having such an intensely passionate and meaningful relationship. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristal Sheets | 12/18/2012

    " This was very uneven as far as a real memoir goes. It has its moments, but I don't feel enriched for having read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juuso | 7/10/2012

    " Meaker looks back but not in anger to her romance with Patricia Highsmith in the late 50's. Meaker's writing is as excellent as always and if you are interested in 50's american (well, NY) gay culture and lezzie scene, the book offers a great view right into the heart of that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bogdina | 7/3/2012

    " Interesting, but I found Highsmith's alcoholism kind of gross even though I'm not really sure it was meant to have been portrayed that way. "

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