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Shirley Jackson

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Broomall, PA : Chelsea House, ©2001.
Series: Bloom's major short story writers.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents biographical information about author Shirley Jackson, and provides analyses of three of her short stories, each with a plot summary, list of characters, and a selection of critical commentary.
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Genre/Form: Study guides
Named Person: Shirley Jackson; Shirley Jackson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791059480 9780791059487
OCLC Number: 45879920
Description: 83 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Plot summary of Charles --
List of characters in Charles --
Critical views on Charles --
On the gothic spirit / chester E. Eisinger --
On the real Charles / Lenemaja Friedman --
On Jackson's productivity / Judy Oppenheimer --
On rebellious sons and daughters / Joan Wylie Hall --
Plot summary of The Lottery --
List of characters in the The Lottery --
Critical views on The Lottery --
On the story as social commentary / Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren --
On Shirley Jackson / Stanley Edgar Hyman --
On response to the story / Lenemaja Friedman --
On the grim view of human nature / A. R. Coulthard --
On the controversy surrounding the story / Shirley Jackson --
On male and female roles in the story / Gayle Whittier --
On Tessie as scapegoat / Nathan Cervo --
On symbolism in the story / Jay A. Yarmove --
On tradition and violence / Amy A. Griffin --
Plot summary of The haunting of Hill House --
List of characters in the The haunting of Hill House --
Critical views on The haunting of Hill House --
On the author's writing skill / Maxwell Geismar --
On the background of the story / Lenemaja Friedman --
On the story's characters / John G. Parks --
On Hill House's evil force / Mary Kittredge --
On Eleanor Vance / Carol Cleveland --
On Shirley Jackson's female characters / Lynette Carpenter --
On writing the story / Judy Oppenheimer --
On t he mother-daughter relationship in the story / Judie Newman --
On sexuality in the story / Tricia Lootens --
On Eleanor consumed / Roberta Rubenstein.
Series Title: Bloom's major short story writers.
Responsibility: editor, Harold Bloom.

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Presents biographical information about author Shirley Jackson, and provides analyses of three of her short stories, each with a plot summary, list of characters, and a selection of critical commentary.

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