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'She puts you into a dream': inside a thrilling film about Shirley Jackson

'She puts you into a dream': inside a thrilling film about Shirley Jackson
Wednesday 3
17:11 2020

Shirley Jackson, the mid-century master of American Gothic, was not one to adhere to the mundane or the real. Though in real life a housewife in Vermont, mother of four children and a contributor to magazines such as Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Home Companion, Jackson’s fiction was dark and supernaturally twisted. Her short story The Lottery, which earned her notoriety when published in the New Yorker in 1948 (she was 32), devolves into a stoning ritual in a pious New England town. Her most famous novel, The Haunting of Hill House, is a masterclass ghost story in which it’s unclear ...

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Summary: Shirley Jackson, the mid-century master of American Gothic, was not one to adhere to the mundane or the real. Though in real life a housewife in Vermont, mother of four children and a contributor to magazines such as Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Home Companion, Jackson’s fiction was dark and supernaturally ...

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