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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This long-awaited biography establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature and revives the life and work of a neglected master. 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."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franklin, Ruth
Dewey number
818
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Shirley
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors
Target audience
adult
Label
Shirley Jackson : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
607 p.
Isbn
9780871403131
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016014711
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 223703
  • (HPL)vtls005555423
  • 352280
Label
Shirley Jackson : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
607 p.
Isbn
9780871403131
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016014711
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 223703
  • (HPL)vtls005555423
  • 352280

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