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!!> Epub ➣ The Lottery, or The Adventures of James Harris ➢ Author Shirley Jackson – Hakkas.us

The Lottery, or The Adventures of James HarrisThe Lottery, One Of The Most Terrifying Stories Written In This Century, Created A Sensation When It Was First Published In The New Yorker Power And Haunting, And Nights Of Unrest Were Typical Reader Responses This Collection, The Only One To Appear During Shirley Jackson S Lifetime, Unites The Lottery With Twenty Four Equally Unusual Stories Together They Demonstrate Jackson S Remarkable Range From The Hilarious To The Truly Horrible And Power As A Storyteller.

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  1. says:

    Grace Paley once described the male female writer phenomenon to me by saying, Women have always done men the favor of reading their work, but the men have not returned the favor I do believe that Miss Jackson was making a very pointed comment about male readers I don t consciously think about reading a male or female writer, but I know that I do read male writers I went back and looked at the last thirty books I ve read 22 male writers 73%8 female writers 27%I wasn t expecting to find a 50 50 split or anything, but I was still shocked to see that my ratio was so extremely out of balance Thank goodness I had just read an Ursula Le Guin and this Shirley Jackson, or my ratio would have been even skewed So maybe I m not consciously selecting books due to the gender of the writer, but maybe I should be conscious about selecting women writers for my reading queue Oh no, I have to read Virginia Woolf Oh yes These stories are all nicely tied together by a single thread of cruelty Maybe cruelty is too strong a word Maybe describing it as a meanness, or an unkindness, with how people treat other people would be accurate In these stories, there are jilted lovers, racism, unreasonable fears, con men, lost...


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    After reading all these seemingly disconnected tales of hush hush Terror, evidently some pattern arises This chain of stories is where I found the masterpiece existing at the very core of the novel Never before has subtlety been used so effectively In a masterpiece of the macabre , a few corpses, ghosts, demons should make cameos, surely Nah ah NOT true here.Shirley Jackson is also the author of The Haunting of Hill House, a haunted house tale that suggests rather than shows like all the good ole horror movies I don t quite know how to approach a review about something I fell head over heels with move over Barker and, therefore, S King The tiny details is what enthralls readers of Jackson all the moments of dread that announce themselves only when one s in that sort of type of gothic mood.I suppose the title, The Lottery is much than just the final story in this collection which is also the best known, most popular of the bunch It also implies that to all these people, though some threads unite them most protagonists are female, have slight to severe OCD, live in New York City or the country there are tales with children and mothers in them, with slight transference of evil between them people turning against each other in a lesser degree of violence than in the ...


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    The one thing that really stands out about this collection of Shirley Jackson stories is this the subtlety.It s not over the top horror in any shape or fashion Rather, it s regular folk doing regular things and as we peel back layers and layers to their surroundings or their individual psyches, everything twists subtly The normal quickly becomes a twilight zone nightmare even if it s only a tiny little thing that s changed.A dog caught killing chickens shiver My goodness, that one killed me Dead.Some, like the Witch, was totally awesome and people of my generation would have just found it great fun, but I can see why the mommy freaked the hell out Of course, the little kid was rocking hard to it and why wouldn t he I loved the Tooth It was damn surreal and I was thinking along the lines of all the similar kinds of tales and novels to come after it Body hopping tales, indeed But than that, I was really impressed and fascinated at the look into 40 s racism, subtle or not, how badly women were treated and how badly they treated each other, and the general miasma of inhumanity everywhere.Some tales were all about the unspoken silence that surrounded mental illness and the insane pressure to keep a lid on it and remain normal Things like this may not be completely h...


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    The Lottery is by far the best story in this collection, which made the process of reading all of the other stories a bit of a drag at times, but overall I enjoyed this A lot of Jackson s stories tackle big issues like racism and mental illness really effortlessly, and I loved that Plenty of them were also super dark and twisted but in Jackson s classic, understated and simple style, which made for a fun, creepy read at times I definitely prefer Shirley Jackson s novel...


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    Today, December 14, is Shirley Jackson s birthday, and ever since Shirley came into my life this year and KNOCKED ME OUT with her fiction, I have invented a little fantasy about what her average morning might have looked like, when she was alive It s a complete fiction, of course, but it always manages to cheer me up, every time I think of it or find myself disliking men, overly much So, it goes It s morning at the Jackson Hyman household, circa 195 , and Shirley Jackson s standing in her kitchen, tossing a dirty skillet into the sink with one hand, pulling up the back of her waistband with the other It s autumn and she has an old pink robe pulled loosely over her pajamas and a ratty pair of slippers on her feet A mess of curlers and bobby pins stick out like a bird s nest at the top of her head Shirley burps a little, gives her belly a scratch, then leans against the counter as she lights a cigarette, watching her four kids in the kitchen nook make a mess of their abandoned scrambled eggs Get on then, will ya she says firmly to her kids, causing a ruckus of pushed back chairs and dishes tossed into the sink and loud footfalls on the stairs She makes a satisfied grunt then hacks up a mess of her own and spits it loudly into the sink.She turns to the four peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that are awaiting her approval on the counter and squints through the smoke to inspect her handiwork She continues to pull on her cigarette, held by her right hand, while she d...


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    My 1949 Avon paperback it originally sold for 35 cents seems to be pushing Shirley Jackson as H.P Lovecraft with ovaries The cover proclaims A study in nightmares by the most haunting writer of this generation It s even subtitled Adventures of the Demon Lover Anyone who s ever read that story knows the lover in that tale is scoundrel than demon Whatever it takes to sell books, I suppose.Jackson s characters do than throw stones at one another Their cutting, thoughtless remarks have the power to wound and leave scars Cruelty runs rampant as women snub and snipe at other women, and men bury themselves in their newpapers.The author proves to be a keen observer of human nature, picking up on all the little details that bring her mini masterpieces to life.From The Villager She went into Whelan s and sat at the counter, putting her copy of the Villager down on the counter next to her pocketbook and The Charterhouse of Pa...


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    Very rarely does one find a short story collection where all stories are above average Kudos to Ms Jackson for producing a collection where all are excellent, and some really outstanding I wonder whether it is possible to fall in love with a lady who passed away when one was scarcely two years old If so, I m in love with Shirley.The title story needs no introduction in fact, this is the one which first led me to Shirley Jackson and The Haunting of Hill House, which so far I ve not been able to read It must be one of the most discussed stories in American literature You can find my review here.However, The Lottery is an exception in this collection none of the other stories are actual shockers, though the suggestion of violence in some of them is really disturbing In The Renegade, various methods to cure a dog of her chicken killing tendencies are discussed, some of them right out of a medieval torturer s manual In The Witch, a casual story told to a boy by a stranger takes an ugly turn Always, the humdrum suddenly metamorphoses into the bizarre never quite letting go of strong undercurrent of black humour.Shirley never lets us forget that behind the mask of civilisation, the caveman is still very much present even though the mask is removed fully only in The Lottery However, it leads to a permanent undercurrent of tension which would be unbearable had ...


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    I The Intoxicated The Daemon Lover Like Mother Used To Make Trial By Combat The Villager My Life With R H MacyII The Witch The Renegade After You, My Dear Alphonse Charles Afternoon In Linen Flower Garden Dorothy And My Grandmother And The SailorsIII Colloquy Elizabeth A Fine Old Fir...


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    Recently, I ve read a number of short stories with the intention of cutting down my huge reading pile and I ve been largely disappointed Particularly by common favourites like Edgar Allan Poe and his many famous horror tales I was surprised to find them rather lacking The Lottery, however, is one of the best short stories I ve read It s very rare that I would give five stars to a short story because I reserve the top rating for meaty, well rounded, often complex and or clever novels, so a four star rating means a lot in this case Jackson s tale is undeniably creepy and tells a story that, though seemingly unknown to us, draws parallels with our world and the ridiculous way people are prone to behave at times Her story is pure fiction, it is not about any world from the present or at any time in history but it s meaning is something that applies still today.It all comes down to one simple three syllable word tradition Oh, what silly nonsense has been committed in the name of tradition How often progress has been halted in favour of an outdated practice that remains simply because that s the way it s always been In Jackson s short story, every person in the town where this novel finds its setting is forced to draw a ticket in The Lottery In the end, only one person can be the winner , but this game has a sini...


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    Let us speak of the Lottery.Let us speak of the Lottery in such a way that the conversation here will age badly , because lo and behold another legality will indict those who destroy property and declare innocent those who destroy lives and render this specific commentary out of date Let us speak of a very US centric issue of race and murder and the hallowed halls of police brutality and of Justice founded on the single principle of the Lottery Let us speak of a time where the laws may have been overt but the mentality was ever the same, the mythos of the infamous 50 s of the United States and how much farther we US citizens have come since then except, of course, last night 6 o clock Pacific Time or hearabouts due to the prosecutor s insistence on spending time blaming the protests, the social media, any and all publicizing of dissent not intimately processed by corporation and incorporated, proved that was not the case.I have full faith in the capabilities of the average US city equipped with a white majority to partake in the human sacrifice of the Lottery Those of you who have read it, notice how the chosen did not run Those of you who have read it, notice how the chosen cooperatively entered the noose of the group s making Those of you who have read it, be aware that it is legal to burn a US flag on US soil, be aware that a white police...

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