Book critic for Harper's, New Yorker, etc. SHIRLEY JACKSON: A RATHER HAUNTED LIFE out now. See also: @josephbraude

'Shirley Jackson': A great American original and her demons — It has long been a puzzle to some - and will come as a surprise to others - that the Shirley Jackson who wrote the deeply disturbing short story "The Lottery" and chilling novels including The Haunting of Hill House was the same author who wrote breezy, laugh-out-loud-funny works such as Life Among the Savages, about raising her four children.

Ruth Franklin - Events - Harvard Book Store — As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass.

More Big Literary Biographies of Women, Please — Whither the big, splashy literary biography? Let's check the National Book Awards, which has tossed the category around-since 1984 it has lumped biography in with nonfiction, and no literary biography has won the prize.

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life — "You once wrote me a letter . . . telling me that I would never be lonely again. I think that was the first, the most dreadful lie you ever told me." This wrenching lines appear twice in Ruth Franklin's magisterial biography Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life and are, by some measures, the beating heart of the book.

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson’s Haunted Women — A biography by Ruth Franklin captures Shirley Jackson's punishing upbringing and marriage, which perhaps informed the destruction of heroines in her work. For us to continue writing great stories, we need to display ads. Please select the extension that is blocking ads.

Shirley Jackson’s Tarot cards. She favored the... — Shirley Jackson's Tarot cards. She favored the Tarot of Marseilles, pictured here. For more:

Hello! I adore your books- American Gods,... — Hello! I adore your books- American Gods, Neverwhere, Ocean at the End of the Lane, and (especially) Stardust are my favourites! However, I'm only reading female authors until autumn. Do you have any recommendations for female-written Sci-Fi/fantasy?

Shirley Jackson’s (china) cat, at the North... — Shirley Jackson's (china) cat, at the North Bennington library. Read more in my newsletter:

SHIRLEY JACKSON by Ruth Franklin | Kirkus Reviews — An engaging, sympathetic portrait of the writer who found the witchery in huswifery. Critic Franklin ( A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, 2010) ably captures both the life and art of Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) in this sharp biography.
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Oct 27, 2016

@TK_Wharton @elsbet @Anna_Mazz at least you didn't say it was a Steve Miller Band quote (as some have)!

Oct 24, 2016

@arablit the guy actually wasn't bad looking at all. I wonder what he gets out of this.

Oct 24, 2016

Funny - I've seen wedding announcements where the couple met on Tinder, but never on .

Oct 24, 2016

Now I see - it's not prostitution per se but a dating website where men bid on dates w hot women.

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