♥ Book Title : The Lottery
☯ Full Synopsis : "A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim."Article| Shirley Jackson| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Shirley Jackson's American Gothic
☯ Full Synopsis : "Best known for her short story "The Lottery" and her novel The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson produced a body of work that is more varied and complex than critics have realized. In fact, as Darryl Hattenhauer argues here, Jackson was one of the few writers to anticipate the transition from modernism to postmodernism, and therefore ranks among the most significant writers of her time. The first comprehensive study of all of Jackson's fiction, Shirley Jackson's American Gothic offers readers the chance not only to rediscover her work, but also to see how and why a major American writer was passed over for inclusion in the canon of American literature."Article| Darryl Hattenhauer| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Shirley Jackson
☯ Full Synopsis : ""This collection of essays widens the scope of Jackson scholarship with new writing on works such as The road through the wall and We have always lived in the castle and topics from Jackson's domestic fiction to ethics, cosmology, and eschatology. The book makes available some of the significant Jackson scholarship published in the last two decades"--Provided by publisher."Article| Bernice M. Murphy| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : We Have Always Lived in the Castle
☯ Full Synopsis : "THE STORY: The home of the Blackwoods near a Vermont village is a lonely, ominous abode, and Constance, the young mistress of the place, can't go out of the house without being insulted and stoned by the villagers. They have also composed a nasty s"Article| Shirley Jackson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Haunting of Hill House
☯ Full Synopsis : "Luke Sanderson, inheritor of the mysterious Hill House, invites a supernatural investigator and several guests interested in the paranormal to his eighty-year-old mansion in the hopes that they can experience and record supernatural events. As time passes, the group experiences increasingly terrifying and unexplainable disturbances, and one guest—Eleanor Vance—seems to be a particular target of the strange occurrences. The Haunting of Hill House is one of the most famous ghost stories in literary history, and was a finalist for the National Book Award of 1959. Lauded by horror legends like Stephen King and named “the greatest haunted-house story ever written” by the Wall Street Journal, it has been adapted into films several times and served as a foundation for many modern ghost stories. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."Article| Shirley Jackson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Shirley Jackson, Influences and Confluences
☯ Full Synopsis : "The popularity of such widely known works as "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House has tended to obscure the extent of Shirley Jackson's literary output, which includes six novels, a prodigious number of short stories, and two volumes of domestic sketches. Organized around the themes of influence and intertextuality, this collection places Jackson firmly within the literary cohort of the 1950s. The contributors investigate the work that informed her own fiction and discuss how Jackson inspired writers of literature and film. The collection begins with essays that tease out what Jackson's writing owes to the weird tale, detective fiction, the supernatural tradition, and folklore, among other influences. The focus then shifts to Jackson's place in American literature and the impact of her work on women's writing, campus literature, and the graphic novelist Alison Bechdel. The final two essays examine adaptations of The Haunting of Hill House and Jackson's influence on contemporary American horror cinema. Taken together, the essays offer convincing evidence that half a century following her death, readers and writers alike are still finding value in Jackson’s words."Article| Melanie R. Anderson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Shirley Jackson
☯ Full Synopsis : "Instantly heralded for its "masterful" and "thrilling" portrayal (Boston Globe), Shirley Jackson reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the literary genius behind such classics as "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House. In this "remarkable act of reclamation" (Neil Gaiman), Ruth Franklin envisions Jackson as "belonging to the great tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and James" (New York Times Book Review) and demonstrates how her unique contribution to the canon "so uncannily channeled women's nightmares and contradictions that it is "nothing less than the secret history of American women of her era'" (Washington Post). Franklin investigates the "interplay between the life, the work, and the times with real skill and insight, making this fine book a real contribution not only to biography, but to mid-20th-century women's history" (Chicago Tribune). "Wisely rescu[ing] Shirley Jackson from any semblance of obscurity" (Lena Dunham), Franklin's invigorating portrait stands as the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary genius. 60 illustrations"Article| Ruth Franklin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Private demons
☯ Full Synopsis : "A portrait of gifted author Shirley Jackson reveals her less-public life, including her horrifying descent into madness, and describes her work with the doctor who helped her back to sanity"Article| Judy Oppenheimer| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Lottery and Other Stories
☯ Full Synopsis : "'Her books penetrate keenly . . . to the threat that sparkles at the rainbow's edge of the sprinkler spray on even the greenest lawns' Donna Tartt An excellent host finds himself turned out of home by his own guests; a woman spends her wedding day frantically searching for her husband-to-be; and in Shirley Jackson's best-known story, a small farming village comes together for a terrible lottery. The creeping unease of lives squandered and the bloody glee of lives lost is chillingly captured in these tales of wasted potential and casual cruelty by a master of the short story. 'Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders' Dorothy Parker"Article| Shirley Jackson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Summer People
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♥ Book Title : A Study Guide for Shirley Jackson's The Lottery
☯ Full Synopsis : "A Study Guide for Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs."Article| Gale, Cengage Learning| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Raising Demons
☯ Full Synopsis : "In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, Shirley Jackson confronts the most vexing demons yet- her children. Best known for her chilling novels and stories, Shirley Jackson was equally masterful at chronicling the chaos of motherhood and small-town life. In her second memoir, Jackson's savages - her four children - are all grown into full-fledged demons. Confronting a move to a new house, a faulty refrigerator, Little League, and enough clutter to bury her alive, Jackson fends off domestic nightmares with one hand while spinning them into charming and witty stories with the other. A celebration of the strangeness of ordinary family life and a portrait of the 1950s ripped straight out of Mad Menand Norman Rockwell, Raising Demonsis Shirley Jackson's reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a loving family in a new home. 'Hilarious, subversive, sharp without being lethal, and loving without an ounce of sentiment, Shirley Jackson's more-or-less autobiographical account of life as a mother of four and faculty wife (and brilliant writer) is an eternal, comic joy.' Amy Bloom"Article| Shirley Jackson| Statement ..."