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June 21, 2013



What Blythe writes is basic for anyone's library; very grateful to make this discovery.

Padraig Rooney

Ronald Blythe describes a night with Highsmith in the early Sixties:

We would sleep in the same room and talk; she needed some kind of closeness. We weren’t lovers, but we did sleep together once or twice. We talked about gay love and the unsatisfactory nature of some of our romantic friendships – she knew all about my sex life ... sex with her was like being made love to by a boy. Her hands were very masculine and big and she was hipless like an adolescent boy. She wasn’t at all repelled by the male body, she was intrigued by it.

in Andrew Wilson's Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith

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