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C1/C2 Literature: Patricia Highsmith, "Strangers on a Train"

Reading Group
Kurs-Nr.
S 405 0903
Kurspreis
CHF 238.00, exkl. Kosten Buch
Kursleitung
Andrea Bollinger, Dr.
Teilnehmende
max. 12
Lehrmittel
siehe Kursbeschrieb
Info
Anmeldeschluss
10.08.2021

"Any kind of person can murder. Purely circumstances and not a thing to do with temperament!" This famous line in Patricia Highsmith's first novel helps explain the author's enduring appeal. The novelist, whose centenary is celebrated this year, created timeless works which combine suspense with psychological insight. In her debut, two men meet by chance on a train. They chat. They find out that both want a family member out of their lives. The younger man proposes a deal: I kill your wife, you kill my father, neither of us has a motive, no one will suspect us. Guy, the respectable architect, is not amused and leaves the train, thinking he'll never see the rich sociopath Charles Bruno again. But then Guy's wife ends up strangled, and Bruno wants Guy to fulfill his part of the bargain... No wonder this neat plot proved irresistible to the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, whose film version we shall watch at the end of the course. Participants are requested to read parts of the text at home as preparation for the discussion in class (reading chapters 1-3 for the first evening would be useful).

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