We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Author : Shirley Jackson
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2009-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9780141927558
ISBN 13 : 0141927550
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book Description:

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

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Author : Shirley Jackson
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages : 78
Release : 1967-10
ISBN 10 : 0822212269
ISBN 13 : 9780822212263
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book Description:

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

The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature

The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature
Author : JoAnna Stephens Mink
Publisher : Popular Press
Total Pages : 174
Release : 1993
ISBN 10 : 087972613X
ISBN 13 : 9780879726133
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature Book Description:

This interdisciplinary collection of essays encompasses variations of the sibling paradigm—the single child, brothers and sisters, twins, and sisters and sisterhood. Literary siblings are the focus, but each discussion is placed within the parameters of cultural and social commentary. The essays bring together studies in the fields of social and family therapy, psychological research, and literary criticism.

Shirley Jackson s American Gothic

Shirley Jackson s American Gothic
Author : Darryl Hattenhauer
Publisher : SUNY Press
Total Pages : 236
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780791487426
ISBN 13 : 0791487423
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shirley Jackson s American Gothic Book Description:

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.

The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing

The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer  On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing
Author : Jayjit Sarkar
Publisher : Vernon Press
Total Pages : 323
Release : 2021-05-09
ISBN 10 : 9781648892714
ISBN 13 : 164889271X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing Book Description:

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.

Shirley Jackson Novels and Stories LOA 204

Shirley Jackson  Novels and Stories  LOA  204
Author : Shirley Jackson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 827
Release : 2010-05-27
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215380267
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shirley Jackson Novels and Stories LOA 204 Book Description:

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.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Author : Hugh Wheeler
Publisher :
Total Pages : 78
Release : 1967
ISBN 10 : LCCN:67004951
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book Description:

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.

The Guide to United States Popular Culture

The Guide to United States Popular Culture
Author : William Labov
Publisher : Popular Press
Total Pages : 1010
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0879728213
ISBN 13 : 9780879728212
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guide to United States Popular Culture Book Description:

"To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. "At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association "The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1,010 pages 1,600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive index

We Have Always Lived in a Castle

We Have Always Lived in a Castle
Author : Shirley Jackson
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1953
ISBN 10 : OCLC:847406693
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Have Always Lived in a Castle Book Description:

American Literature on Stage and Screen

American Literature on Stage and Screen
Author : Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 308
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN 10 : 9780786492794
ISBN 13 : 0786492791
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Literature on Stage and Screen Book Description:

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.