Category Archives: Shirley Jackson

Exquisite horror: Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood … Continue reading

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Making up for Lost Time: We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ by Shirley Jackson (1962)

A general cry out to the world: how can I have lived for so long without knowing about ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ by Shirley Jackson? This book is older than I am, so there is something seriously … Continue reading

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