Shirley Jackson and Domesticity Book

Shirley Jackson and Domesticity


  • Author : Jill E. Anderson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2020-05-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501356667

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Shirley Jackson and Domesticity Excerpt :

Shirley Jackson and Domesticity takes on American horror writer Shirley Jackson's domestic narratives – those fictionalized in her novels and short stories as well as the ones captured in her memoirs – to explore the extraordinary and often supernatural ways domestic practices and the ecology of the home influence Jackson's storytelling. Examining various areas of homemaking – child-rearing and reproduction, housekeeping, architecture and spatiality, the housewife mythos – through the theoretical frameworks of gothic, queer, gender, supernatural, humor, and architectural studies, this collection contextualizes Jackson's archive in a Cold War framework and assesses the impact of the work of a writer seeking to question the status quo of her time and culture.

Shirley Jackson and Domesticity Book

Shirley Jackson and Domesticity


  • Author : Jill E. Anderson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2020-05-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501356650

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Shirley Jackson and Domesticity Excerpt :

Shirley Jackson and Domesticity takes on American horror writer Shirley Jackson's domestic narratives – those fictionalized in her novels and short stories as well as the ones captured in her memoirs – to explore the extraordinary and often supernatural ways domestic practices and the ecology of the home influence Jackson's storytelling. Examining various areas of homemaking – child-rearing and reproduction, housekeeping, architecture and spatiality, the housewife mythos – through the theoretical frameworks of gothic, queer, gender, supernatural, humor, and architectural studies, this collection contextualizes Jackson's archive in a Cold War framework and assesses the impact of the work of a writer seeking to question the status quo of her time and culture.

The Letters of Shirley Jackson Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Letters of Shirley Jackson


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593134641

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The Letters of Shirley Jackson Excerpt :

A bewitchingly brilliant collection of never-before-published letters from the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House “This biography-through-letters gives an intimate and warm voice to the imagination behind the treasury of uncanny tales that is Shirley Jackson’s legacy.”—Joyce Carol Oates Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American authors of the last hundred years and among our greatest chroniclers of the female experience. This extraordinary compilation of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Jackson’s beloved fiction: flashes of the uncanny in the domestic, sparks of horror in the quotidian, and the veins of humor that run through good times and bad. i am having a fine time doing a novel with my left hand and a long story—with as many levels as grand central station—with my right hand, stirring chocolate pudding with a spoon held in my teeth, and tuning the television with both feet. Written over the course of nearly three decades, from Jackson’s college years to six days before her early death at the age of forty-eight, these letters become the autobiography Shirley Jackson never wrote. As well as being a bestselling author, Jackson spent much of her adult life as a mother of four in Vermont, and the landscape here is often the everyday: raucous holidays and trips to the dentist, overdue taxes and frayed lines of Christmas lights, new dogs and new babies. But in recounting these events to family, friends, and colleagues, she turns them into remarkable stories: entertaining, revealing, and wise. At the same time, many of these letters provide fresh insight into the genesis and progress of Jackson’s writing over nearly three decades. The novel is getting sadder. It’s always such a strange feeling—I know something’s going to happen, and those poor people in the book don’t; they just go blithely on their ways. Compiled and edited by her elder son, Laurence Jackson Hyman, in consultation w

Raising Demons Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Raising Demons


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698187986

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Raising Demons Excerpt :

In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson’s four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the seams of their first house, Jackson’s clan moves into a larger home. Of course, the chaos simply moves with them. A confrontation with the IRS, Little League, trumpet lessons, and enough clutter to bury her alive—Jackson spins them all into an indelible reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a happy family in a new home.

Shirley Jackson  A Rather Haunted Life Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life


  • Author : Ruth Franklin
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631492129

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Winner • National Book Critics Circle Award (Biography) Winner • Edgar Award (Critical/Biographical) Winner • Bram Stoker Award (Nonfiction) A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of the Year Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, TIME, Boston Globe, NYLON, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist In this “thoughtful and persuasive” biography, award-winning biographer Ruth Franklin establishes Shirley Jackson as a “serious and accomplished literary artist” (Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review). 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.

The Female Gothic Book

The Female Gothic


  • Author : D. Wallace
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-11-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230245457

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The Female Gothic Excerpt :

This rich and varied collection of essays makes a timely contribution to critical debates about the Female Gothic, a popular but contested area of literary studies. The contributors revisit key Gothic themes - gender, race, the body, monstrosity, metaphor, motherhood and nationality - to open up new critical directions.

Let Me Tell You Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Let Me Tell You


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997675

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Let Me Tell You Excerpt :

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • From the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House, a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings. Features “Family Treasures,” nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Short Story Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American writers of the last hundred years. Since her death in 1965, her place in the landscape of twentieth-century fiction has grown only more exalted. As we approach the centenary of her birth comes this astonishing compilation of fifty-six pieces—more than forty of which have never been published before. Two of Jackson’s children co-edited this volume, culling through the vast archives of their mother’s papers at the Library of Congress, selecting only the very best for inclusion. Let Me Tell You brings together the deliciously eerie short stories Jackson is best known for, along with frank, inspiring lectures on writing; comic essays about her large, boisterous family; and whimsical drawings. Jackson’s landscape here is most frequently domestic: dinner parties and bridge, household budgets and homeward-bound commutes, children’s games and neighborly gossip. But this familiar setting is also her most subversive: She wields humor, terror, and the uncanny to explore the real challenges of marriage, parenting, and community—the pressure of social norms, the veins of distrust in love, the constant lack of time and space. For the first time, this collection showcases Shirley Jackson’s radically different modes of writing side by side. Together they show her to be a magnificent storyteller, a sharp, sly humorist, and a powerful feminist. This volume includes a Foreword by the celebrated literary critic and Jackson biographer Ruth Franklin. Praise for Let Me Tell You “Stunning.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Let us now—at last—celebrate dangerous women writers: how cheering to see justice done w

Shirley Jackson Book

Shirley Jackson


  • Author : Bernice M. Murphy
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2005-10-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786423125

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Shirley Jackson Excerpt :

"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.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book
Score: 4
From 178 Ratings

We Have Always Lived in the Castle


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551999524

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle Excerpt :

The final novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third remaining Blackwood, Merricat, and even she keeps her visits to town to a minimum. The townsfolk don’t like the Blackwoods; understandable, when one of them could be a mass murderer. Constance, Merricat, and Julian maintain a semblance of a normal, if highly reclusive, life, aided – if Merricat is to be believed – by several magical wards and charm. But when one of these charms is disrupted, her estranged cousin Charles turns up for a visit, and threatens to throw the Blackwoods’ fragile peace into chaos. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Shirley Jackson s American Gothic Book

Shirley Jackson s American Gothic


  • Author : Darryl Hattenhauer
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791487426

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Shirley Jackson s American Gothic Excerpt :

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.

ICGR 2021 4th International Conference on Gender Research Book

ICGR 2021 4th International Conference on Gender Research


  • Author : Prof Elisabeth T. Pereira
  • Publisher : Academic Conferences Inter Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-06-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912764945

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ICGR 2021 4th International Conference on Gender Research Excerpt :

Conference Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Gender Research

The Lottery Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Lottery


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : The Creative Company
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 158341584X

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The Lottery Excerpt :

A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

Come Along with Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Come Along with Me


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1995-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101554951

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Come Along with Me Excerpt :

A haunting and psychologically driven collection from Shirley Jackson that includes her best-known story "The Lottery" At last, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" enters Penguin Classics, sixty-five years after it shocked America audiences and elicited the most responses of any piece in New Yorker history. In her gothic visions of small-town America, Jackson, the author of such masterworks as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, turns an ordinary world into a supernatural nightmare. This eclectic collection goes beyond her horror writing, revealing the full spectrum of her literary genius. In addition to Come Along with Me, Jackson's unfinished novel about the quirky inner life of a lonely widow, it features sixteen short stories and three lectures she delivered during her last years. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ghost of Domesticity Book

The Ghost of Domesticity


  • Author : Christy Ann Bilke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1082267652

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Shirley Jackson  Influences and Confluences Book

Shirley Jackson Influences and Confluences


  • Author : Melanie R. Anderson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317055273

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Shirley Jackson Influences and Confluences Excerpt :

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.