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Shirley Jackson : a rather haunted life

Author: Ruth Franklin
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This long-awaited biography establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature and revives the life and work of a neglected master. Still known to millions only as the author of the "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) remains curiously absent from the American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America better than anyone. Now,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Shirley Jackson; Shirley Jackson; Shirley Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Franklin
ISBN: 9780871403131 0871403137
OCLC Number: 937452606
Awards: Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for History & Biography (2016.)
Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical (2017.)
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography (2016.)
Description: 607 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Secret History --
Foundations: California, 1916-1933 --
The Demon In The Mind: Rochester, 1933-1937 --
Intentions Charged With Power: Brooklyn, 1919-1937 --
S & S: Syracuse, 1937-1940 --
The Mad Bohemians: New York, New Hampshire, Syracuse, 1940-1942 --
Garlic In Fiction: New York, 1942-1945 --
Sidestreet, U.S.A.: Bennington, The Road Through the Wall, 1945-1948 --
A Classic In Some Category: "The Lottery," 1948 --
Notes On A Modern Book Of Witchcraft: The Lottery: or, The Adventures of James Harris, 1948-1949 --
The Lovely House: Westport, Hangsaman, 1950-1951 --
Cabbages and Savages: Bennington, Life Among the Savages, 1951-1953 --
Dr. Write: The Bird's Nest, 1953-1954 --
Domestic Disturbances: Raising Demons, 1954-1957 --
What Is This World?: The Sundial, 1957-1958 --
The Heart Of The House: The Haunting of Hill House, 1958-1959 --
Steady Against The World: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, 1960-1962 --
Writing Is The Way Out: 1962-1964 --
Last Words: Come Along with Me, 1964-1965.
Other Titles: Rather haunted life
Responsibility: Ruth Franklin.

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Reviving the life and work of a neglected master, this biography establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature.  Read more...

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"A brilliant new biography..." -- The Pool "In her biography...Ruth Franklin plays down the broomstick tag and skilfully unpicks the threads of Jackson's life and works." -- The Arts Desk "... Read more...

 
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