A brilliant collection of stories, based on natural and unnatural catastrophes and exploring the macabre and its meaning. The stories range from midnight revelling in an East Austrian cemetery to a picnic for "crackpots" on the White House lawn. They also include the source of the tell-tale smells of Nabuti, the unsporting hiding place chosen by the Nuclear Control Committee for radio-active waste, and the crumbling defence tactics of a luxury high-rise against a crawling army that fumigation cannot kill. Other tales tell of how magic and horror stories followed in the wake of a furious whale, how miracle and revolution were launched when a Pope stubbed his toe, and how happiness came to a woman who thought she was Cleopatra.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
‘An incredible talent ... You could swear she’s writing fact wrapped up in very sly fiction’ -- San Francisco Chronicle
‘Dark and savage humour ... precise and hard-edged prose’ -- Newsday
‘Highsmith is a novelist whose books one can re-read many times. There are few of whom one can say that’ -- Graham Greene
‘These stories leave us haunted with afterimages that will tremble - but stay in our minds’ -- The New Yorker
Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers On A Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously just over a month later.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110871132516
Descripción Atlantic Monthly Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0871132516 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1402478
Descripción Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0871132516