Posted on September 6, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Patricia Highsmith, as is the case for many artists, came back into the spotlight after her death.
First, there were critically acclaimed adaptations of her work (The Talented Mr. Ripley and Carol).
And then came the deep dives into her life as a consequence, which revealed a complicated person — including last year's publication of entries from her diaries and notebooks.
NPR reports on two new pieces of work looking to shed more light on Highsmith's life.
Eva Vitija interviewed some of the author's lovers for the documentary Loving Highsmith, which came out this week in select theaters.
The woman she met through that work comes across as much more sympathetic than the one depicted in a new graphic novel, Flung Out of Space.
Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer's choice of medium is noteworthy, says NPR, since Highsmith got her start writing comics — work she didn't exactly find to be very highbrow.
(However ... Literary Hub shared a compilation of comics that can be reliably attributed to Highsmith, if you're curious!)
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