Download PDF We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2009-10-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shirley Jackson's masterpiece: the deliciously dark and funny story of Merricat, tomboy teenager, beloved sister - and possible lunatic. 'Her greatest book ... at once whimsical and harrowing, a miniaturist's charmingly detailed fantasy sketched inside a mausoleum ... Through depths and depths and bloodwarm depths we fall, until the surface is only an eerie gleam high above, nearly forgotten; and the deeper we sink, the deeper we want to go' Donna Tartt, author of The Goldfinch Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian for company, Merricat just wants to preserve their delicate way of life. But ever since Constance was acquitted of murdering the rest of the family, the world isn't leaving the Blackwoods alone. And when Cousin Charles arrives, armed with overtures of friendship and a desperate need to get into the safe, Merricat must do everything in her power to protect the remaining family. This Penguin edition includes an afterword by the acclaimed novelist Joyce Carol Oates. All Shirley Jackson's other novels, plus The Lottery and Other Stories, are available in Penguin Modern Classics. Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lotterywas first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the most iconic American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial,The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. In addition to her dark, brilliant novels, she wrote lightly fictionalized magazine pieces about family life with her four children and her husband, the critic Stanley Edgar Hyman. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep in 1965 at the age of 48. 'The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable ... She is a true master' A. M. Homes 'A masterpiece of Gothic suspense' Joyce Carol Oates 'If you haven't read We Have Always Lived in the Castle ... you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman
Download PDF We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and published by New York : Viking Press. This book was released on 1962 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of two sisters who have become recluses after the arsenic poisoning of four members of their family.
Download PDF We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and published by Dramatists Play Service Inc. This book was released on 1967-10 with total page 86 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE STORY: The home of the Blackwoods near a Vermont village is a lonely, ominous abode, and Constance, the young mistress of the place, can't go out of the house without being insulted and stoned by the villagers. They have also composed a nasty s
Download PDF The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature by JoAnna Stephens Mink and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the significance of sibling relationships, or the lack of them, as portrayed in literature. Many of the 13 essays compare two or more novels, most of which are from the Victorian era or the 20th century. Paper edition (613-X), $14.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author :Darryl Hattenhauer Publisher :State University of New York Press Release Date :2012-02-01 ISBN :9780791487426 Pages :247 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (742 download)
Download PDF Shirley Jackson's American Gothic by Darryl Hattenhauer and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Argues that Jackson's anticipation of postmodernism ranks her among the most significant writers of her time. Best known for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson produced a body of work that is more varied and complex than critics have realized. In fact, as Darryl Hattenhauer argues here, Jackson was one of the few writers to anticipate the transition from modernism to postmodernism, and therefore ranks among the most significant writers of her time. The first comprehensive study of all of Jackson’s fiction, Shirley Jackson’s American Gothic offers readers the chance not only to rediscover her work, but also to see how and why a major American writer was passed over for inclusion in the canon of American literature. Darryl Hattenhauer is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University West.
Download PDF Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories (LOA #204) by Shirley Jackson and published by . This book was released on 2010-05-27 with total page 856 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of writings by the leading mid-20th-century classic author, compiled by the National Book Award-winning author of Them, includes The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and 21 short pieces that reflect Jackson's work in other genres.
Download PDF We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Hugh Wheeler and published by . This book was released on 1967 with total page 78 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sisters Merricat and Constance Blackwood and their uncle Julian keep apart from the villagers' curiosity and hostility after Constance is cleared of the mysterious, arsenic-related deaths of four relatives, until cousin Charles appears to threaten their isolation.
Download PDF The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer: On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing by Jayjit Sarkar and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2021-05-09 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the various intersections between illness and literature across time and space, The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer seeks to understand how ontological, phenomenological and epistemological experiences of illness have been dealt with and represented in literary writings and literary studies. In this volume, scholars from across the world have come together to understand how the pathological condition of being ill (the sufferers), as well as the pathologists dealing with the ill (the healers and caregivers), have shaped literary works. The language of medical science, with its jargon, and the language of the every day, with its emphasis on utility, prove equally insufficient and futile in capturing the pain and suffering of illness. It is this insufficiency and futility that makes us turn towards the canonical works of Joseph Conrad, Samuel Beckett, William Carlos Williams, Virginia Woolf, Kazuo Ishiguro, Miroslav Holub as well as the non-canonical António Lobo Antunes, Yumemakura Baku, Wopko Jensma and Vaslav Nijinsky. This volume helps in understanding and capturing the metalanguage of illness while presenting us with the tradition of ‘writing pain’. In an effort to expand the definition of pathography to include those who are on the other side of pain, the essays in this collection aim to portray the above-mentioned pathographers as artists, turning the anxiety and suffering of illness into an art form. Looking deeply into such creative aspects of illness, this book also seeks to evoke the possibility of pathography as world literature. This book will be of particular interest to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, as well as scholars of literature and medical humanities who are interested in the intersections between literary studies and medical science.
Download PDF Shirley Jackson by Bernice M. Murphy and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2005-10-05 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shirley Jackson was one of America's most prominent female writers of the 1950s. Between 1948 and 1965 she published six novels, one best-selling story collection, two popular volumes of her family chronicles and many stories, which ranged from fairly conventional tales for the women's magazine market to the ambiguous, allusive, delicately sinister and more obviously literary stories that were closest to Jackson's heart and destined to end up in the more highbrow end of the market. Most critical discussions of Jackson tend to focus on "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House. An author of such accomplishment--and one so fully engaged with the pressures and preoccupations of postwar America--merits fuller discussion. To that end, this collection of essays widens the scope of Jackson scholarship with new writing on such works as The Road through the Wall and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and topics ranging from Jackson's domestic fiction to ethics, cosmology, and eschatology. The book also makes newly available some of the most significant Jackson scholarship published in the last two decades.
Download PDF American Literature on Stage and Screen by Thomas S. Hischak and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium. In addition to famous novels and short stories by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Willa Cather, many bestsellers, mysteries, children’s books, young adult books, horror novels, science fiction, detective stories, and sensational potboilers from the past two centuries are examined.
Download PDF Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975 by Amnon Kabatchnik and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-04-14 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discussing more than 120 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1950 and 1975.
Download PDF Shirley Jackson, Influences and Confluences by Melanie R. Anderson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-20 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The popularity of such widely known works as "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House has tended to obscure the extent of Shirley Jackson's literary output, which includes six novels, a prodigious number of short stories, and two volumes of domestic sketches. Organized around the themes of influence and intertextuality, this collection places Jackson firmly within the literary cohort of the 1950s. The contributors investigate the work that informed her own fiction and discuss how Jackson inspired writers of literature and film. The collection begins with essays that tease out what Jackson's writing owes to the weird tale, detective fiction, the supernatural tradition, and folklore, among other influences. The focus then shifts to Jackson's place in American literature and the impact of her work on women's writing, campus literature, and the graphic novelist Alison Bechdel. The final two essays examine adaptations of The Haunting of Hill House and Jackson's influence on contemporary American horror cinema. Taken together, the essays offer convincing evidence that half a century following her death, readers and writers alike are still finding value in Jackson’s words.
Download PDF Who's afraid of...? by Marion Gymnich and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2012-11-20 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fear in its many facets appears to constitute an intriguing and compelling subject matter for writers and screenwriters alike. The contributions address fictional representations and explorations of fear in different genres and different periods of literary and cultural history. The topics include representations of political violence and political fear in English Renaissance culture and literature; dramatic representations of fear and anxiety in English Romanticism; the dramatic monologue as an expression of fears in Victorian society; cultural constructions of fear and empathy in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda (1876) and Jonathan Nasaw's Fear Itself (2003); facets of children's fears in twentieth- and twenty-first-century stream-of-consciousness fiction; the representation of fear in war movies; the cultural function of horror film remakes; the expulsion of fear in Kazuo Ishiguro's novel Never Let Me Go and fear and nostalgia in Mohsin Hamid's post-9/11 novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Download PDF Haunted Nature by Sladja Blazan and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is a study of uneven human entanglements with Nature as seen through the mode of haunting. As an interruption of the present by the past, haunting can express contemporary anxieties concerning our involvement in the transformation of natural environments and their ecosystems, and our complicity in their collapse. It can also express a much-needed sense of continuity and relationality. The complexity of the question--who and what gets to be called human with respect to the nonhuman--is reflected in these collected chapters, which, in their analysis of cinematic and literary representations of sentient Nature within the traditional gothic trope of haunting, bring together history, race, postcolonialism, and feminism with ecocriticism and media studies. Given the growing demand for narratives expressing our troubled relationship with Nature, it is imperative to analyze this contested ground. Sladja Blazan is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Würzburg, Germany. Her areas of research include speculative fiction, critical posthumanism, critical refugee studies, and migration as a literary topic.
Download PDF Shirley Jackson and Domesticity by Jill E. Anderson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-05-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shirley Jackson and Domesticity takes on American horror writer Shirley Jackson's domestic narratives those fictionalized in her novels and short stories as well as the ones captured in her memoirs to explore the extraordinary and often supernatural ways domestic practices and the ecology of the home influence Jackson's storytelling. Examining various areas of homemaking child-rearing and reproduction, housekeeping, architecture and spatiality, the housewife mythos through the theoretical frameworks of gothic, queer, gender, supernatural, humor, and architectural studies, this collection contextualizes Jackson's archive in a Cold War framework and assesses the impact of the work of a writer seeking to question the status quo of her time and culture.
Download PDF The Science of Witchcraft by Meg Hafdahl and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-09-06 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A scientific discovery of witches in fiction—Chilled Adventures of Sabrina, Sleeping Beauty, Wicked and so many more! Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl, authors of The Science of Women in Horror and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide to the history of witchcraft through the stories and characters we all know and love. Reveal the spellbinding science behind the legends and lore surrounding fiction’s most iconic witches, answering such questions as: What is the science behind divination and spellcraft? When did witchcraft begin to show up in literature and media? Has science made it possible to uncover the truth behind the powers of necromancy and employing familiars? How has witchcraft been thought of throughout the world? Through interviews, film and literary analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, join Kelly and Meg as they learn about the complicated and rich science of witchcraft throughout the centuries and discover why now is the season of the witch!
Download PDF The Working Class in American Literature by John F. Lavelle and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-09-07 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary texts are artifacts of their time and ideologies. This book collection explores the working class in American literature from the colonial to the contemporary period through a critical lens which addresses the real problems of approaching class through economics. Significantly, this book moves the analysis of working-class literature away from the Marxist focus on the relationship between class and the means of production and applies an innovative concept of class based on the sociological studies of humans and society first championed by Max Weber. Of primary concern is the construction of class separation through the concept of in-grouping/out grouping. This book builds upon the theories established in John F. Lavelle's Blue Collar, Theoretically: A Post-Marxist Approach to Working Class Literature (McFarland, 2011) and puts them into practice by examining a diverse set of texts that reveal the complexity of class relations in American society.