Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

by Ruth Franklin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631493416
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 174,872
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ruth Franklinis a book critic and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Harper’s, and many other publications.
A recipient of a New York Public Library Cullman
Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Brooklyn,
New York.

Table of Contents

Note On Quotations xv

Introduction: A Secret History 1

1 Foundations: California, 1916-1933 11

2 The Demon in the Mind: Rochester, 1933-1937 43

3 Intentions Charged With Power: Brooklyn, 7919-1937 70

4 S & S: Syracuse, 1937-1940 90

5 The Mad Bohemians: New York, New Hampshire, Syracuse, 1940-1942 128

6 Garlic in Fiction: New York, 1942-1945 158

7 Sidestreet, U.S.A.: Bennington, The Road Through the Wall, 1945-1948 190

8 A Classic in Some Category: "The Lottery," 1948 221

9 Notes From a Modern Book of Witchcraft: The Lottery: or, The Adventures of James Harris, .1948-1949 248

10 The Lovely House: Westport, Hangsaman, 1950-1951 271

11 Cabbages and Savages: Bennington, Life Among the Savages, 1951-1953 304

12 Dr. Write: The Bird's Nest, 1953-1954 337

13 Domestic Disturbances: Raising Demons, 1954-1957 355

14 What Is this World? The Sundial, 1957-1958 382

15 The Heart of the House: The Haunting of Hill House, 1958-1959 407

16 Steady Against the World: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, 1960-1962 428

17 Writing Is The Way Out: 1962-1964 457

18 Last Words: Come Along with Me, 1964-1965 485

Select Bibliography: Shirley Jackson's Published Works 501

Notes 503

Acknowledgments 581

Permissions 585

Index 589

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