Walton, S (2015) '“Sooner or later most of us get hooked”: the question of insanity in Patricia Highsmith’s 'Strangers on a train' and 'The talented Mr. Ripley'.' Clues: A Journal of Detection, 33 (2). pp. 20-31. ISSN 0742-4248
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This article considers constructions of insanity in 'Strangers on a Train' and 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' in the context of historical understandings of psychopathy and sociopathic personality disturbance. It examines Patricia Highsmith’s psychological influences and assesses how her novels have been read in relation to changing notions of criminal insanity in psychiatry, law, and culture.
|Keywords:||Detective Fiction, Patricia Highsmith, Medical Humanities, Insanity, Mystery|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
|Divisions:||College of Liberal Arts|
|Date Deposited:||30 Oct 2015 12:18|
|Last Modified:||29 Apr 2016 13:27|
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