Michael Jackson? Now? Why?
Published: Jul 18, 2009
Because Joan Schenkar — author of The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, which will be published this fall — knows something that no one does: Highsmith, with her visionary’s sense of darkness, had, decades ago, written 30 words about Michael Jackson. Millions of words have been spewed about the King of Pop in the last few weeks. Highsmith’s brief take cuts through them. And Joan Schenkar generously sets those words up for us.