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Just an Ordinary Day

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Staff Pick

Aside from her infamous story "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson's genius with the short story form is often overlooked. The stories in Just an Ordinary Day represent the great diversity of her work, from her incredibly dry, sarcastic humor to her explorations of the human psyche. The tales range, chronologically, from the writings of her college days and residence in Greenwich Village in the early 1940s to the unforgettably chilling stories from the period just before her death. Give this one a shot; I have a feeling you'll hold onto it for a while.
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The stories in this edition represent the great diversity of her work, from humor to her shocking explorations of the human psyche. The tales range, chronologically, from the writings of her college days and residence in Greenwich Village in the early 1940s, to the unforgettably chilling stories from the period just before her death. They provide an exciting overview of the evolution of her craft through a progression of forms and styles, and add significantly to the body of her published work.

Just an Ordinary Day is a testament to how large a talent Shirley Jackson had and to the depth, breadth, and complexity of her writing. Though this remarkable literary life was cut short, Jackson clearly established a unique voice that has won a permanent place in the canon of outstanding American literature, and remains a powerful influence on generations of readers and writers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553378337
Editor:
Stewart, Sarah H.
Editor:
Hyman, Laurence Jackson
Editor:
Stewart, Sarah H.
Author:
Jackson, Shirley
Author:
Hyman, Laurence Jackson
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 in 1.1563 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Just an Ordinary Day
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Product details 448 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553378337 Reviews:
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Aside from her infamous story "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson's genius with the short story form is often overlooked. The stories in Just an Ordinary Day represent the great diversity of her work, from her incredibly dry, sarcastic humor to her explorations of the human psyche. The tales range, chronologically, from the writings of her college days and residence in Greenwich Village in the early 1940s to the unforgettably chilling stories from the period just before her death. Give this one a shot; I have a feeling you'll hold onto it for a while.

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