Shirley Jackson, Dark Visionary, Revealer of Human Frailty, Empress of All, For Whose New Book We Give Thanks

shirley jackson portraitIf you haven’t heard, today is the release day for the new (!) book from Shirley Jackson, writer extraordinaire, best known for… well, if you’re reading this, surely I don’t have to tell you. I have not yet acquired Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings, but I will. Ordinarily these sort of books are full of juvenilia, crappy also-rans, or whatever bits & bobs the literary executors have been able to scare up.  Online excerpts of this book, however, suggest it’s going to be fucking sweet. So, hey, if you somehow hadn’t heard, check it out. [Amazon|B&N|Indiebound]

shirley jackson book cover

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2 thoughts on “Shirley Jackson, Dark Visionary, Revealer of Human Frailty, Empress of All, For Whose New Book We Give Thanks

  1. The only thing I’ve read by Shirley Jackson was The Haunting of Hill House, but it was great. I was happily surprised by the great sense of humor in the book!

    Also, I really enjoy the voice with which you write your blog 🙂

    • It’s a wonderful book! If you want to read more, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is an excellent novel that depicts of madness and isolation in a small town. Her “The Lottery” has been repeatedly anthologized and was for a very long time held up as an ideal example of what a short story should be, structure-wise.

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. 🙂

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