Автор: Shirley Jackson Название: We Have Always Lived in the Castle ISBN: 0141191457 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141191454 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 763 р. Наличие на складе: Заказано в издательстве.
Описание: Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods - until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.
Автор: Shirley Jackson Название: The Sundial ISBN: 0141391960 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141391960 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Mrs Halloran has inherited the great Halloran house on the death of her son, much to the disgust of her daughter-in-law, the delight of her wicked granddaughter and the confusion of the rest of the household.
Автор: Jackson, Shirley Название: Let Me Tell You ISBN: 0241198208 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241198209 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Заказано в издательстве.
Описание: From the peerless author of The Lottery and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, this is a treasure trove of deliciously dark and funny stories, essays, lectures, letters and drawings. Let Me Tell You brings together the brilliantly eerie short stories Jackson is best known for with frank and inspiring lectures on writing; comic essays she wrote about her large, rowdy family; and revelatory personal letters and drawings. Jackson's landscape here is most frequently domestic - dinner parties, children's games and neighbourly gossip - but one that is continually threatened and subverted in her unsettling, inimitable prose.
This collection is the first opportunity to see Shirley Jackson's radically different modes of writing side by side, revealing her to be a magnificent storyteller, a sharp, sly humorist and a powerful feminist. 'The stories range from sketches and anecdotes to complete and genuinely unsettling tales, somewhat alarming and very creepy ... The whole of the book offers insights into the vagaries of her mind, which was ruminant and generous ...
For those of us whose imaginations, and creative ambitions, were ignited by 'The Lottery', Jackson remains one of the great practitioners of the literature of the darker impulses' - Paul Theroux, New York Times'Shirley Jackson made a reputation with a short story in 1948. Like a lot of people I read 'The Lottery' when I was young, in an anthology of short stories from the New Yorker, and never forgot it. Let Me Tell You is a rich, enjoyable compendium of her unpublished short fiction and occasional writings, kicking off with a story of a dozen pages, 'Paranoia', which I won't forget, either' - Tom Stoppard, TLS Books of the Year
Автор: Shirley Jackson Название: The Lottery and Other Stories ISBN: 0141191430 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141191430 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A collection of stories including "The Lottery".
Автор: Shirley Jackson Название: The Bird`s Nest ISBN: 0141391944 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141391946 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Elizabeth Richmond is almost too quiet to be believed, with no friends, no parents, and a job that leaves her strangely unnoticed. But soon she starts to behave in ways she can neither control nor understand, to the increasing horror of her doctor, and the humiliation of her self-centred aunt.
Автор: Shirley Jackson Название: The Road through the Wall ISBN: 0141392002 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141392004 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In Pepper Street, an attractive suburban neighbourhood filled with bullies and egotistical bigots, the feelings of the inhabitants are shallow and selfish: What can a neighbour gain from another neighbour, what may be won from a friend?
Автор: Shirley Jackson Название: Hangsaman ISBN: 0141391987 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141391984 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Natalie Waite, daughter of a mediocre writer and a neurotic housewife, is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. In the midst of adolescence she senses a creeping darkness in her life, which will spread among nightmarish parties, and the manipulations of the intellectual men who surround her, as her identity gradually crumbles.
Автор: Jackson Shirley Название: Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories ISBN: 1598530720 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781598530728 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2393 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In just two decades--she died in 1965, at the age of forty-eight--Shirley Jackson created an enduring body of weird and magical fiction, one in which a grinning death's head lies just behind the smiling mask of so-called everyday life. Now, in this Library of America volume, Joyce Carol Oates gathers the best of Shirley Jackson's novels and stories for the first time. Here is The Lottery (1949), the classic collection whose world-famous title story is an allegory of violence, ritual, and the madness of crowds. Here too are two bewitching novels: The Haunting of Hill House (1959), the tale of an exquisitely empathetic young woman chosen by a haunted house to be its new tenant, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962), the unrepentant confessions of Miss Merricat Blackwood, a cunning adolescent who has gone to quite unusual extremes to preserve her ideal of family happiness. Rounding out the volume are twenty-one further stories and sketches that go beyond the Gothic to present Jackson in other modes: groundbreaking domestic humorist, keen critic of racial prejudice, and scathing social satirist.
Автор: Jackson Shirley Название: The Lottery and Other Stories ISBN: 0374529531 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374529536 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 1183 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in "The" "New Yorker." "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery: " with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jack son's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller. Shirley Jackson (1919-65) wrote several books, including "Hangsaman," "Life Among the Savages," and "We Have Always Lived in the Castle." For the last twenty years of her life, she lived in North Bennington, Vermont. One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, "The Lottery" created a sensation when it was first published in "The" "New Yorker." "Powerful and haunting" and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. Widely anthologized, "The Lottery" is today considered a classic work of short fiction. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, combines "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusual or unsettling tales. Taken together, these writings demonstrate Jackson's remarkable and commanding range--from the commonplace to the chilling, from the hilarious to the truly horrible--as a modern storyteller. This FSG Classics edition also features a new introduction to Jackson's work by A. M. Homes. "Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders."--Dorothy Parker, "Esquire" " These] stories remind one of the elemental terrors of childhood."--James Hilton," New York Herald Tribune " "In her art, as in her life, Shirley Jackson was an absolute original. She listened to her own voice, kept her own counsel, isolated herself from all intellectual and literary currents . . . She was unique."--"Newsweek"
Автор: Jackson, Shirley Название: Just An Ordinary Day ISBN: 0141983205 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141983202 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories.
'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly
Автор: Jackson, Shirley Название: We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Dlx) ISBN: 0143039970 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143039976 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1162 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate. This edition features a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Описание: NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR From the renowned author of The Lottery and "The Haunting of Hill House, " a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings. Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American writers of the last hundred years. Since her death in 1965, her place in the landscape of twentieth-century fiction has grown only more exalted. As we approach the centenary of her birth comes this astonishing compilation of fifty-six pieces more than forty of which have never been published before. Two of Jackson s children co-edited this volume, culling through the vast archives of their mother s papers at the Library of Congress, selecting only the very best for inclusion. "Let Me Tell You" brings together the deliciously eerie short stories Jackson is best known for, along with frank, inspiring lectures on writing; comic essays about her large, boisterous family; and whimsical drawings. Jackson s landscape here is most frequently domestic: dinner parties and bridge, household budgets and homeward-bound commutes, children s games and neighborly gossip. But this familiar setting is also her most subversive: She wields humor, terror, and the uncanny to explore the real challenges of marriage, parenting, and community the pressure of social norms, the veins of distrust in love, the constant lack of time and space. For the first time, this collection showcasesShirley Jackson s radically different modes of writing side by side. Together they show her to be a magnificent storyteller, a sharp, sly humorist, and a powerful feminist. This volume includes a Foreword by the celebrated literary critic and Jackson biographer Ruth Franklin. Praise for "Let Me Tell You" Stunning. "O: The Oprah Magazine " Let us now at last celebrate dangerous women writers: how cheering to see justice done with this collection of] Shirley Jackson s heretofore unpublished works uniquely unsettling stories and ruthlessly barbed essays on domestic life. "Vanity Fair" Feels like an uncanny dollhouse: Everything perfectly rendered, but something deliciously not quite right. NPR There are . . . times in reading Jackson s] accounts of desperate women in their thirties slowly going crazy that she seems an American Jean Rhys, other times when she rivals even Flannery O Connor in her cool depictions of inhumanity and insidious cruelty, and still others when she matches Philip K. Dick at his most hallucinatory. At her best, though, she s just incomparable. "The Washington Post" Offers insights into the vagaries of Jackson s] mind, which was ruminant and generous, accommodating such diverse figures as Dr. Seuss and Samuel Richardson. "The New York Times Book Review" The best pieces clutch your throat, gently at first, and then with growing strength. . . . The whole collection has a timelessness. "The Boston Globe" Jackson s] writing, both fiction and nonfiction, has such enduring power she brings out the darkness in life, the poltergeists shut into everyone s basement, and offers them up, bringing wit and even joy to the examination. "USA Today " The closest we can get to sitting down and having a conversation with . . . one of the most original voices of her generation. "The Huffington Post""
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