(Short) (based on an original story by)
(based on the novel: "The Haunting of Hill House")
(novel "The Bird's Nest")
"The Masterpieces of Shirley Jackson".
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[about the hate mail she received upon the 1948 publication of her story "The Lottery"] If I thought this was a valid cross-section of the reading public, I would give up writing.
In a 1960 lecture that was included in her collection "Come Along With Me", published in 1968, Jackson described the voluminous and vociferous reaction that the "New Yorker" magazine received after publishing her sinister short story "The Lottery" in 1948. She said that one of the most common questions she received from readers, especially early on (before the story had gotten its many ...