The Ripliad: A Sexagennial with Patricia Highsmith’s Charming Monster

In 1955, the most notorious of Patricia Highsmith’s creations, Tom Ripley, entered her repertoire. Patricia Highsmith’s (1921–1995) debut novel in 1950 was Strangers on a Train, a critical smash. When Alfred Hitchcock directed the film version a year later, she was catapulted into the upper echelons of undeniable masters of… Read more