Shirley Jackson's American Gothic [NOOK Book]

Overview

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...
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Shirley Jackson's American Gothic

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791487426
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 513,640
  • File size: 346 KB

Meet the Author

Darryl Hattenhauer is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University West.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Shirley Jackson and Proto-Postmodernism 1
1 Some Conditions of Production 15
2 The Lottery or, The Adventures of James Harris (1949) 29
3 Come Along with Me: Part of a Novel, Sixteen Stories, and Three Lectures (1968) 49
4 Just an Ordinary Day (1996) 67
5 The Road Through the Wall (1948) 83
6 Hangsaman (1951) 99
7 The Bird's Nest (1954) 119
8 The Sundial (1958) 137
9 The Haunting of Hill House (1959) 155
10 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) 175
Afterword 191
Notes 195
Works Cited 209
Index 223
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