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[Past Event] Life and Work of Patricia Highsmith (p.15)

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Course Description:

Join us for a socio-psychological examination of the troubled and tangled life of writer Patricia Highsmith, whose every story and novel included at least one crime or spot of deviance. Her fascinating and turbulent life–with its major threads of stormy and often brief homosexual relationships, excessive drinking and smoking, and a disdain for most other people–contributed to the creation of characters and stories that were equally as complex. We will read and discuss some of her writing and watch a film (outside of class) based on one of her novels.


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27 *3:00-4:30pm* (4 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


William Brigham, M.S.W., M.A., has taught sociology, addiction and film studies courses at the university level for over 40 years, often utilizing literature and film as vehicles for teaching sociological and psychological principles.