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Yale GALA Ivy-Plus Virtual Book Club. The Talented Mr. Ripley
written by Natasha, 6/10/20 5:26am
edited by Natasha, 7/15/21 12:58pm

Thursday, 8/19/21. 8 PM ET (5 PM Pacific) Join us to discuss The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) by Patricia Highsmith on a lively Zoom call

What: Yale GALA Ivy-Plus Virtual Book Club. Discussion of The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) by  Patricia Highsmith.  Everyone welcome. 
When: Thursday, August 19, 2021. 8-9:30 PM EST (5-6:30 PM Pacific Time).  

Optional: submit book ideas for next session (during RSVP or email to Jim and Natasha anytime) 
Cost: FREE 
Enjoy a lively and engaging discussion with old and new friends, about our August book: The Talented Mr, Ripley (1955), by Patricia Highsmith.  

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a suspense novel about an irresistible sociopath. 

There are also three film versions of the novel we’re reading: 
1. director René Clément’s Purple Noon (Plein soleil, 1960, starring Alain Delon),
2. director Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, starring Matt Damon), and
3. an Indian Tamil-language adaptation, Naan (2012, from director Jeeva Shankar).



2. Book Reviews
2A. NY Times Book Review

2B. Guardian: 

2C. NPR: 

3. Wikipedia entry
(plot spoilers alert):

4. Publishers' Reading Guide and Discussion Questions. (We do not need to use these): 

5. Optional Resources (excellent!) on Jim Clark's personal independent website (not part of Yale GALA, Inc. or Yale's  AYA)


5. About the Author: 

In Europe, Highsmith is considered one of the great American authors; you can also enjoy her as compulsive beach reading. Several films have been based on her work, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, her landmark 1952 lesbian novel The Price of Salt was recently filmed under its alternate title, Carol.


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