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Shirley Jackson

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The Lottery | Suggested Reading


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Hague, Angela. "A Faithful Anatomy of Our Times: Reassessing Shirley Jackson." Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 26.2 (2005): 73-96. Print.

Hall, Joan Wylie. Shirley Jackson: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne, 1993. Print.

Hattenhauer, Darryl. Shirley Jackson's American Gothic. Albany: State U of New York, 2003. Print.

Hyman, Stanley Edgar. Preface. The Magic of Shirley Jackson. By Shirley Jackson. New York: Farrar, 1965. Print.

Jackson, Shirley, and Stanley Edgar Hyman. Come along with Me: Part of a Novel, Sixteen Stories, and Three Lectures. New York: Viking, 1968. Print.

Murphy, Bernice M. Shirley Jackson: Essays on the Literary Legacy. Jefferson: McFarland, 2005. Print.

Nebeker, Helen E. "'The Lottery': Symbolic Tour de Force." American Literature 46.3 (1981): 100-08. Print.

Oppenheimer, Judy. Private Demons: The Life of Shirley Jackson. New York: Putnam, 1988. Print.

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