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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

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There’s a pretty famous story about Shirley Jackson writing her legacy-making story “the Lottery.” The story goes that she thought up the idea one day at the supermarket, plotted it out on the drive home, typed it up, mailed it out, and a few short weeks later it appeared in The New Yorker.

This is a story Jackson herself told often. “There’s only one problem with Jackson’s origin myth,” Ruth Franklin tells us. “It is not entirely true.”

“The Lottery” underwent rewrites and had to be resubmitted before The New Yorker published the story in April 1948. And so Franklin dives into the myth and reality of the “haunted life” of one of the masters of 20th-century horror.

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life does a great job boosting Jackson’s profile and stature, not just as a horror author but as a major player in 20th-century fiction in general.

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Author:
Ruth Franklin
Page Count:
624 pages
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Publisher:
Liveright
Publish Date:
2016-Sep-27
ISBN:
9780871403131
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Issue:
January 2017
Category:
Biographies & Memoirs
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Page Count

624 pages

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Publication Date

2016-Sep-27

Kindle ASIN

B01BX7S014

ISBN

9780871403131

Publisher

Liveright

Issue

January 2017

ASIN

0871403137

Book Author

Ruth Franklin

“Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life”

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