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Book critic for Harper's, New Yorker, etc. Author of A Thousand Darknesses. At work on Shirley Jackson bio: http://t.co/yvYJ4VWZ5b. See also: @josephbraude

‘A Manual for Cleaning Women,’ by Lucia Berlin

nytimes.com — Some short story writers - ­Chekhov, Alice Munro, William Trevor - sidle up and tap you gently on the shoulder: Come, they murmur, sit down, listen to what I have to say. Lucia Berlin spins you around, knocks you down and grinds your face into the dirt.
Aug 14, 2015

Stories "a woman in a Tom Waits song might tell a man she's just met in a long humid night drinking in a parking lot" nyti.ms/1L5LQqW

Aug 15, 2015

RT @nytimesbooks: Ruth Franklin reviews Lucia Berlin's stories, which feature hard-pressed women and figures on the fringe. nyti.ms/1LbUnFO

Aug 12, 2015

RT @readluciaberlin: New Yorker and the New York Times on the same day. Sweet. ‘A Manual for Cleaning Women,’ by Lucia Berlin nyti.ms/1L5LQqW #readlucia

Aug 13, 2015

Glowing full-page review in NYT Book Review for Lucia Berlin: “A Manual for Cleaning Women”! Yea!!!! fb.me/4AXYJ5RvP

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On the 50th anniversary of Shirley Jackson’s...

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — On the 50th anniversary of Shirley Jackson's death, her high school yearbook photo. To me, she looks very young and very determined.
Aug 08, 2015

Photo: On the 50th anniversary of Shirley Jackson’s death, her high school yearbook photo. To me, she looks... tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1rWtJiJ

Aug 08, 2015

RT @ruth_franklin: Photo: On the 50th anniversary of Shirley Jackson’s death, her high school yearbook photo. To me, she looks... tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1rWtJiJ

Aug 08, 2015

Shirley Jackson *college* photo, it turns out, where she bears an uncanny resemblance to Elisabeth Moss. ruthfranklin.tumblr.com/post/126179162…

Forced into a Double Life

nybooks.com — In August 1945, Bert Cohen, an uncle of Roger Cohen, visited a refugee camp in Padua. Raised in South Africa, the son of immigrants from Lithuania, he had spent World War II serving with the South African army in North Africa and Italy. Among the refugees were nearly a thousand Jews liberated from Dachau.
Jul 25, 2015

New York Review of Books on my "The Girl from Human Street:" Forced into a Double Life by Ruth Franklin nybooks.com/articles/archi… via @nybooks

Jul 28, 2015

NYRB on my family memoir. "Powerful storytelling...sometimes breathtaking."Forced into a Double Life by Ruth Franklin nybooks.com/articles/archi…

The old Walloomsac Inn, formerly the Dewey Tavern....

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — The old Walloomsac Inn, formerly the Dewey Tavern. Thomas Jefferson slept here in 1791. No, this was not one of Shirley Jackson’s models for Hill House, though it looks like it ought to have been. That one is coming … (at Old Bennington Historic District)
Jul 09, 2015

Photo: The old Walloomsac Inn, formerly the Dewey Tavern. Thomas Jefferson slept here in 1791. No, this was... tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1pBblWe

Images from LET ME TELL YOU, the new collection of...

Jul 09, 2015

Photoset: Images from LET ME TELL YOU, the new collection of Shirley Jackson’s writings. Check out that... tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1pBLaHo

at The Left Bank

Determine ranges from a list of values

codegolf.stackexchange.com — Given an unsorted list of unique, positive integers, output the shortest list of the longest possible ranges of sequential integers. INPUT An unsorted list of unique, positive integers e.g. 9 ...

On Shirley Jackson Day, biography miracles, and a...

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — Today's newsletter will be brief because I'm busy preparing for my trip tomorrow to North Bennington, Vermont for Shirley Jackson Day! I'll be reading from the new book at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Left Bank, a lovely old building at 5 Bank Street that's now an art space.
Jun 26, 2015

On Shirley Jackson Day, biography miracles, and a horror movie come to life - Today’s newsletter will be... tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1o5eCEj

I have never liked the theory that poltergeists...

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — I have never liked the theory that poltergeists only come into houses where there are children, because I think it is simply too much for any one house to have poltergeists and children.-- Shirley Jackson, "The Ghosts of Loiret," 1958 (in the forthcoming book Let Me Tell You)Aside from the first paragraph of The Haunting of Hill House, this just might be my favorite Shirley Jackson quote.
Jun 09, 2015

"I have never liked the theory that poltergeists only come into houses where there are children,..." tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1moqQHO

Updates from the Shirley Jackson files, #4

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — Last weekend I attended the annual conference organized by Biographers International Organization, or BIO, held this year at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. A biographers' conference sounds like something out of a David Lodge novel, but I found many of the panels and talks quite useful.
Jun 09, 2015

Updates from the Shirley Jackson files, #4 - Last weekend I attended the annual conference organized by... tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1moG5eP

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Sep 01, 2015

RT @marcatracy: Emerging PURITY consensus--hyper-competent, emptyish calories--was what @ruth_franklin said of FREEDOM ("all mirror") newrepublic.com/article/77826/…

Aug 29, 2015

RT @LailaLalami: Two French journalists arrested for attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco. An embarrassment to the profession. bit.ly/1Uk1RsG

Aug 29, 2015

RT @rgay: It's interesting, the push back against images of white people being murdered versus black people.

Aug 28, 2015

@emilynussbaum that Meatloaf song, "I Would Do Anything for Love."

Aug 28, 2015

"If you don't like my peaches, don't shake my tree." Perfect response by SJ to a snippy letter from a reader. pic.twitter.com/Ri24h8MfoH


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