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Shirley Jackson

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Laura Yazmin Martinez

on 2 March 2016

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Transcript of Shirley Jackson

Early Life
Born in San Francisco on December 14, 1916
Spent her childhood in nearby Burlingame, California.
She attended the University of Rochester and then Syracuse University
She became fiction editor of the campus humor magazine.
Personal life
She met her husand at Syracuse University.
Both graduated 1940
moved to New York
had 4 kids
Both founded a magazine named "Spectre"

The Road Through the Wall (1948)
Hangsaman (1951)
The Bird's Nest (1954)
The Sundial (1958)
The Haunting of Hill House (1959)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962)
On August 8 1965
died of unexpected heart falure while taking a nap.
The lottery
published in 1948
been published in dozens of langueges
has been taught in US high schools
Possibley the most well known short story in the 20th century.
Shirley Jackson
Story collections
The Lottery and Other Stories (Farrar, Straus, 1949)
The Magic of Shirley Jackson (Farrar, Straus, 1966)
Come Along with Me (Viking, 1968)
Just an Ordinary Day (Bantam, 1995)
Let Me Tell You (Random House, 2015)
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