Shirley Jackson : a rather haunted life / Ruth Franklin.

"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, biographer Ruth Fran...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Franklin, Ruth, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition:First edition.
Table of 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.