Friday, June 26, 2015
6/26/21948 Shirley Jackson wins The Lottery
Jackson wrote much more. "The Possibility of Evil" is one of my favorite crime stories. The Haunting of Hill House is a favorite horror novel of none other than Stephen King. Life Among The Savages is a book of domestic humor in the vein of Jean Kerr and Erma Bombeck.
If you want to read the story that shocked the New Yorker subscribers, it is available on the web but I doubt it is copyright-compliant, so I am not linking to it. You can read more about the reactions to the story (“I read it while soaking in the tub … and was tempted to put my head underwater and end it all,” ) here.