The Resource Shirley Jackson: : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin

Shirley Jackson: : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin

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Shirley Jackson: : a rather haunted life
Title
Shirley Jackson:
Title remainder
a rather haunted life
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Ruth Franklin
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Language
eng
Summary
This historically relevant biography establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature and revives the life and work of a neglected master. Known to millions mainly as the author of the 'The Lottery,' Shirley Jackson has been curiously absent from the mainstream American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense and psychological horror, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America more deeply than anyone. Ruth Franklin reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the author of The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Placing Jackson within an American gothic tradition stretching back to Hawthorne and Poe, Franklin demonstrates how her unique contribution to this genre came from her focus on 'domestic horror.' Almost two decades before The Feminine Mystique ignited the women's movement, Jackson's stories and nonfiction chronicles were already exploring the exploitation and the desperate isolation of women, particularly married women, in American society. Here Jackson emerges as a ferociously talented, determined, and prodigiously creative writer when it was unusual for a woman to have both a family and a profession. Mother of four and wife of a prominent New Yorker critic and academic, Jackson lived a seemingly bucolic life in Vermont. Yet, much like her stories, which explored the claustrophobia of marriage and motherhood, Jackson's creativity was haunted by a darker side. As her career progressed, her marriage became more tenuous, her anxiety mounted, and she became addicted to amphetamines and tranquilizers. Franklin insightfully details the effects of Jackson's upbringing, hypercritical mother, and relationship with her husband. Based on previously undiscovered correspondence and dozens of new interviews, this book explores an astonishing talent shaped by a damaging childhood and turbulent marriage and becomes the definitive biography of a generational avatar and American literary giant
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Midwest
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Franklin, Ruth
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  • 818/.5409
  • [B]
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other
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Read by Bernadette Dunne
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Dunne, Bernadette
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  • Jackson, Shirley
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors
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adult
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Shirley Jackson: : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin
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  • online resource
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  • rdacarrier.
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent.
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MWT11720985
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (19hr., 25 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781504739030
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digital.
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MWT11720985
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other
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11720985
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Label
Shirley Jackson: : a rather haunted life, Ruth Franklin
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier.
  • rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11720985
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (19hr., 25 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504739030
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11720985
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11720985
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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