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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

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

“Deranged but enchanting.” Shirley Jackson’s...

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — "Deranged but enchanting." Shirley Jackson's mother took her to task for what she perceived as an unattractive photo, which ran in Time alongside a glowing review of We Have Always Lived in the Castle. But I kind of like this image of a contemplative Shirley at the typewriter.
Jun 03, 2015

Photo: “Deranged but enchanting.” Shirley Jackson’s mother took her to task for what she perceived as an... tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1mLOHLt

Oh yes.

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Jul 30, 2015

@e_alexjung the age difference truly would seem to be the least of the issues

Jul 30, 2015

Re. last tweet: my son on the battle-style games at camp: "It's EXACTLY like The Hunger Games." [quizzical look from mom] "OK not EXACTLY."

Jul 30, 2015

Oh, @slate, really? "How to fix the Olympic bidding process, Shirley Jackson–style" slate.com/articles/sport…

Jul 30, 2015

@jpodhoretz @bustle Agreed. It didn't fit in the piece but I mention her in my book. But SJ came earlier and is a little sharper, I think.

Jul 30, 2015

.@bustle, you're right re. Jackson, but you should link to my piece if you're going to quote my "mommy blogger" line: nytimes.com/2015/05/10/boo…

Jul 30, 2015

@dabujaber sounds like a personal tic of the copyeditor's.

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