Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Shirley Jackson Born on This Date, 1916


Today marks the centenary of the birth of Shirley Jackson. If you've never seen this 1969 short film adaptation of her classic 1948 short story "The Lottery," do yourself a favor and watch it! Wow I can still remember the chills it gave me when I watched it in my 9th grade English class. Read Jackson's obituary from the New York Times as well... her reputation was secure even in 1965.

1 comment:

Gina Andreoli said...

I was traumatized by that film as well. Here is a recent blog post I wrote about the experience, and re-reading "The Haunting of Hill House." She is a true master of the macabre.

https://exlibrisregina.com/2016/11/02/the-haunting-of-hill-house-by-shirley-jackson/