Little Tales of Misogyny
The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of this legendary, cultish short story collection. With an eerie simplicity of style, Highsmith turns our next-door neighbors into sadistic psychopaths, lying in wait among white picket fences and manicured lawns. In the darkly satiric, often mordantly hilarious sketches that make up Little...more
This is a collection of 17 short tales of criticism to the position of woman in modern society, by Patricia Highsmith. Although written in the seventies, all the situations are perfectly valid today.
I borrowed this one from a local library, but I've liked it so much that I'm going right now to the bookshop to buy a copy to own.
The reason I've rated it "only...more
"Little Tales of Mysogyny" ("Kleine Geschichten für Weiberfeinde") sind präzise, pointierte Mini-Gruslinge von Patricia Highsmith.
Wie es oft bei Sammlungen ist, ist nicht jede wirklich gelungen. Manche wirken weniger ausbalanciert ("Die Hand" zum Beispiel); wie es der Untertitel besagt, wie eine "weibliche Typenlehre" eben.
Alle Geschichten sind wunderbar ironisch und bilden einen sprachli...more
The anthology gained its name as each of the stories has an underlying cultish tone, with a theme woven around women who are sadistic psychopaths. The seventeen stories makes you acutely aware of the fe...more
The book really does contain little tales of misogyny–14 such tales in fact, most of which range between 3 and 5 pages each. Furthermore, each does contain some instance of misogyny, but if you’re hoping to find a condensed version of storie...more
All sorts of catchy critic words spring to mind: "sardonic", "wicked", "wry", whatnot. The female characters just can't win - whatever they are, they're too much in one direction & most of them die untimely deaths b/c of it - often thru murder. These stories are SHORT...more
Son brevísimos, al principio los cuentos no superan las tres carillas, aunque hacia la mitad y el final hay algunos un poco más largos. Precisamente estos fueron mis preferidos, muchos de lo más divertidos, con situaciones muy surrealistas pero, creo yo, con algo de ve...more
here, we get hastily spun situations and irritatingly contemptible characters almost immediately killed off in nasty ways. the most closely 'misogynistic' story i find in here is...more
— Sherwood Anderson
In this collection of short stories, the talented Ms. Highsmith writes like Flannery O'Connor's evil twin. The sardonic authoress introduces a character, endows them with a lofty moral attribute and stands back to watch them self-destruct un...more
With stories l...more
Dall'indefessa fattrice, alla mantenuta, alla regina del focolare la fine, sia questa della protagonista o delle sue vittime, è atroce oltreché inevitabile.
L'odio pulsante se non la ripulsa per questo realissimo e agghiacciante campionario d'umanità sboccia immediato, rapinoso al pari di un linguaggio apparentemente semplice, in realtà perfetto nella sua voluta pacatezza.
Patricia Highsmith, the famed hater of women, or so they say. The Talented Ms Highsmith, the poet of apprehension (thank you Graham Greene,) and creator of countless literary psychological thrillers.
In her novels she takes time, slowly building the suspense and the tension page by page but some of these stories are only two pages long, instead she utilises her skill in observing and dissecting human b...more
Μου άρεσαν επίσης τα σουρρεάλ σκίτσα του Roland Topor που συνοδεύουν την κάθε ιστορία.
Δύο από τις ιστορίες μου θύμισαν το Women Without Men της Shahrnush Parsipur http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15... -> "Η σεμνότυφη" και οι μή παρθένες κόρες της, και η ιστορίας της "Ούνα, ή γυναίκα των σπηλαίων" που θεοποιήθηκε.
Μία άλλη ιστορία ("Το φορητό σκεύος") μου άνοιξε τα μάτια στο τί με εί...more
She lived with her grandmother, mother and later step-father (her mother divorced her natural father six months before 'Patsy' was born and married Stanley Highsmith) in Fort Worth before moving with her parents to New York in...more