October 30, 2009


One of my all-time favourite writers getting a little more respect.

Shirley Jackson is genius. With the 50th anniversary of her short story, The Lottery, I learned here that they are working on reissuing her a huge volume of her work.

She is outstanding. Though usually noted for her horror work (The Lottery, the novel The Haunting of Hill House), she is an extraordinary short story writer, and her personal pieces from her early days as a columnist (yes, Mommy Columnist) are awesome.

That's all. This made me happy. So I shared.


Anonymous buzzwhack said...

I'm surprised to hear they are reissuing her work. Doesn't Penguin Books already have a paperback program like that? That's who printed all my acquisitions. Jackson wrote like no one else. If you want a treat, read "Raising Demons" her book about rearing kids. Too late for you Lorraine, but what a guide for a young mother! We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a great one as well, I love my Easy Eye edition with lime green pages and creepy cover.

October 30, 2009 12:33 PM  

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