Shirley Jackson Influences And Confluences

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Author: Melanie R. Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317055268
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Shirley Jackson Influences And Confluences by Melanie R. Anderson


Original Title: Shirley Jackson Influences And Confluences

The popularity of such widely known works as "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House has tended to obscure the extent of Shirley Jackson's literary output, which includes six novels, a prodigious number of short stories, and two volumes of domestic sketches. Organized around the themes of influence and intertextuality, this collection places Jackson firmly within the literary cohort of the 1950s. The contributors investigate the work that informed her own fiction and discuss how Jackson inspired writers of literature and film. The collection begins with essays that tease out what Jackson's writing owes to the weird tale, detective fiction, the supernatural tradition, and folklore, among other influences. The focus then shifts to Jackson's place in American literature and the impact of her work on women's writing, campus literature, and the graphic novelist Alison Bechdel. The final two essays examine adaptations of The Haunting of Hill House and Jackson's influence on contemporary American horror cinema. Taken together, the essays offer convincing evidence that half a century following her death, readers and writers alike are still finding value in Jackson’s words.

Shirley

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Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260643
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Shirley by Charlotte Brontë


Original Title: Shirley

The Shirley of the title is a woman of independent means; her friend Caroline is not. Both struggle with what a woman's role is and can be. Their male counterparts - Louis, the powerless tutor, and Robert, his cloth-manufacturing brother - also stand at odds to society's expectations. The novel is set in a period of social and political ferment, featuring class disenfranchisement, the drama of Luddite machine-breaking, and the divisive effects of the Napoleonic Wars. But Charlotte Bront?s particular strength lies in exploring the hidden psychological drama of love, loss and the quest for identity. Personal and public agitation are brought together against the dramatic backdrop of her native Yorkshire. As always, Bront? challenges convention, exploring the limitations of social justice whilst telling not one but two love stories.

Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life

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Author: Ruth Franklin
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492128
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Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin


Original Title: Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life

A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016 An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016 A Seattle Times Best Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 An NPR 2016's Great Read A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016 A Nylon Best Book of 2016 A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2016 A Booklist 2016 Editors' Choice In this “thoughtful and persuasive” biography, award-winning biographer Ruth Franklin establishes Shirley Jackson as a “serious and accomplished literary artist” (Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review). Instantly heralded for its “masterful” and “thrilling” portrayal (Boston Globe), Shirley Jackson reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the literary genius behind such classics as “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House. In this “remarkable act of reclamation” (Neil Gaiman), Ruth Franklin envisions Jackson as “belonging to the great tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and James” (New York Times Book Review) and demonstrates how her unique contribution to the canon “so uncannily channeled women’s nightmares and contradictions that it is ‘nothing less than the secret history of American women of her era’ ” (Washington Post). Franklin investigates the “interplay between the life, the work, and the times with real skill and insight, making this fine book a real contribution not only to biography, but to mid-20th-century women’s history” (Chicago Tribune). “Wisely rescu[ing] Shirley Jackson from any semblance of obscurity” (Lena Dunham), Franklin’s invigorating portrait stands as the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary genius.

Shirley Jackson

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Author: Bernice M. Murphy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786423129
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Shirley Jackson by Bernice M. Murphy


Original Title: Shirley Jackson

"This collection of essays widens the scope of Jackson scholarship with new writing on works such as The road through the wall and We have always lived in the castle and topics from Jackson's domestic fiction to ethics, cosmology, and eschatology. The book makes available some of the significant Jackson scholarship published in the last two decades"--Provided by publisher.

Shirley And Silly Sam

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Author: Jeffrey Hastings
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595365825
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Shirley And Silly Sam by Jeffrey Hastings


Original Title: Shirley And Silly Sam

Shirley the responsible leader follows Silly Sam the always zany, fearless squirrel, on an adventure after finding a treasure map. They discover a lost city of animals. These animals tell their stories of how they escaped a military genetics' lab and their fight of survival against their arch nemesis Cirus the hawk. After a terrible event Silly Sam is called upon Aleric, the leader of the lost squirrels to defeat the Hawks once and for all.

The Lottery And Other Stories

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Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141927534
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The Lottery And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson


Original Title: The Lottery And Other Stories

This is the definitive collection of Shirley Jackson's short stories, including 'The Lottery' - one of the most terrifying and iconic stories of the twentieth century, and an influence on writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. 'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt In these stories an excellent host finds himself turned out of home by his own guests; a woman spends her wedding day frantically searching for her husband-to-be; and in Shirley Jackson's best-known story, a small farming village comes together for a terrible annual ritual. The creeping unease of lives squandered and the bloody glee of lives lost is chillingly captured in these tales of wasted potential and casual cruelty by a master of the short story. Shirley Jackson's chilling tales have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other. She was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48. 'An amazing writer ... if you haven't read any of her short stories ... you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman 'Her stories are stunning, timeless - as relevant and terrifying now as when they were first published ... 'The Lottery' is so much an icon in the history of the American short story that one could argue it has moved from the canon of American twentieth-century fiction directly into the American psyche, our collective unconscious' A. M. Homes

Original Shirley Temple Paper Dolls

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Author: Children's Museum (Boston)
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486254615
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Original Shirley Temple Paper Dolls by Children's Museum (Boston)


Original Title: Original Shirley Temple Paper Dolls

Reproduced directly from rare original plates, this full-color volume contains four charming dolls and 30 appealing costumes, including a bright red snow suit, blue-and-white striped overalls, plus many more delightful costumes.

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