Re: RARA-AVIS: The Talented Mr. Ripley

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 02 Apr 2007

>Patrick King wrote:
>Ripley may be a genius, but he is absolutely insane.

I don't think Ripley is either a genius or insane.

He's a clever, amoral, American capitalist trying to make it in Europe. You know, like McDonalds and Starbucks.

Corporations are never afraid to break a few eggs to make an omelet. And neither is Ripley.

He is Highsmith's comment on Western capitalism.

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