(Short) (based on an original story by)
(based on the novel: "The Haunting of Hill House")
(novel "The Bird's Nest")
When her short story "The Lottery" was first published in the 26 June 1948 issue of "The New Yorker," readers canceled subscriptions. Since then, the story has been translated into many languages, collected and often anthologized. It has been adapted to film, radio, TV, opera, ballet and a one-act play.
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"If I thought this was a valid cross section of the reading public, I would give up writing." (in response to the hate mail that met the publication of her famous story "The Lottery" in The New Yorker, 1948)
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 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 dramatizations and ...