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The Resource Shirley Jackson : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin

Shirley Jackson : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin

Label
Shirley Jackson : a rather haunted life
Title
Shirley Jackson
Title remainder
a rather haunted life
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Franklin
Title variation
Rather haunted life
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Still known to millions only as the author of the "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) remains curiously absent from the American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America better than anyone. Now, biographer Ruth Franklin reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the author behind such classics as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Placing Jackson within an American Gothic tradition of Hawthorne and Poe, Franklin demonstrates how her unique contribution to this genre came from her focus on "domestic horror" drawn from an era hostile to women. Based on a wealth of previously undiscovered correspondence and dozens of new interviews, Shirley Jackson, with its exploration of astonishing talent shaped by a damaged childhood and a troubled marriage to literary critic Stanley Hyman, becomes the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary giant."--
Summary
Reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the American author, demonstrating how her unique contribution to the Gothic genre came from a focus on domestic horror drawn from an era hostile to women
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Anthony Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Nonfiction, 2016.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Critical/Biographical, 2017.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528400
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franklin, Ruth
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3519.A392
LC item number
Z64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Shirley
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a rather haunted life
Label
Shirley Jackson : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-580) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a secret history -- Foundations: California, 1916-1933 -- The demon in the mind: Rochester, 1933-1937 -- Intentions charged with power: Brooklyn, 1919-1937 -- S & S: Syracuse, 1937-1940 -- The mad bohemians: New York, New Hampshire, Syracuse, 1940-1942 -- Garlic in fiction: New York, 1942-1945 -- Sidestreet, U.S.A.: Bennington, The road through the wall, 1945-1948 -- A classic in some category: "The Lottery," 1948 -- Notes on a modern book of witchcraft: The Lottery: or, The Adventures of James Harris, 1948-1949 -- The Lovely House: Westport, Hangsaman, 1950-1951 -- Cabbages and Savages: Bennington, Life Among the Savages, 1951-1953 -- Dr. Write: The Bird's Nest, 1953-1954 -- Domestic disturbances: Raising Demons, 1954-1957 -- What is this world?: The Sundial, 1957-1958 -- The heart of the house: The Haunting of Hill House, 1958-1959 -- Steady against the world: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, 1960-1962 -- Writing is the way out: 1962-1964 -- Last words: Come Along with Me, 1964-1965
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
607 pages
Isbn
9780871403131
Lccn
2016014711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937452606
  • (OCoLC)ocn937452606
  • 520629
Label
Shirley Jackson : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-580) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a secret history -- Foundations: California, 1916-1933 -- The demon in the mind: Rochester, 1933-1937 -- Intentions charged with power: Brooklyn, 1919-1937 -- S & S: Syracuse, 1937-1940 -- The mad bohemians: New York, New Hampshire, Syracuse, 1940-1942 -- Garlic in fiction: New York, 1942-1945 -- Sidestreet, U.S.A.: Bennington, The road through the wall, 1945-1948 -- A classic in some category: "The Lottery," 1948 -- Notes on a modern book of witchcraft: The Lottery: or, The Adventures of James Harris, 1948-1949 -- The Lovely House: Westport, Hangsaman, 1950-1951 -- Cabbages and Savages: Bennington, Life Among the Savages, 1951-1953 -- Dr. Write: The Bird's Nest, 1953-1954 -- Domestic disturbances: Raising Demons, 1954-1957 -- What is this world?: The Sundial, 1957-1958 -- The heart of the house: The Haunting of Hill House, 1958-1959 -- Steady against the world: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, 1960-1962 -- Writing is the way out: 1962-1964 -- Last words: Come Along with Me, 1964-1965
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
607 pages
Isbn
9780871403131
Lccn
2016014711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937452606
  • (OCoLC)ocn937452606
  • 520629

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