Random House said on Monday that it had acquired a new collection of works by Ms. Jackson, the National Book Award-nominated author of “The Haunting of Hill House,” compiled primarily from her papers at the Library of Congress.

"The new collection, called “Garlic in Fiction,” is edited by two of Ms. Jackson’s children, Laurence Jackson Hyman and Sarah Hyman DeWitt, and includes her fiction (like the short story “Paranoia,” which was published for the first time in The New Yorker last summer), as well as drawings, lectures and works of nonfiction that previously appeared in women’s magazines of the 1940s and ’50s…

This is the most significant Shirley Jackson-related news in a long time. I’m familiar with the material in this book, and to me the lectures are the most fascinating. Who wouldn’t want to read Shirley Jackson’s advice to writers?

(Source: hugonebula)

colleentigheillustration:

I did some illustrations for one of my favorite novels We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Shirley Jackson. These were so much FUN wanna draw a million fire people now.

These images are gorgeous! Love them.

Spring in Prospect Park.

Spring in Prospect Park.

She would rest her bare bronze arms easily at her side, open her well-rouged lips until you could see all of the big white teeth, half close her eyes, and start to sway…. Then she would learn forward and let her big full voice roll out over the house…. There was nothing you could do about it except sit back and listen and let the sound pour over you like a heavy surf.” — Stanley Edgar Hyman, on hearing Bessie Smith sing

theredshoes:

'Not only was my mother (Shirley Jackson) prolific as a writer, she was also an artist. We have found more than eight hundred of her Thurberesque cartoons, watercolors and paintings, which we are also considering publishing. In fact, Shirley did a number of cartoons with references to The New Yorker, usually her impressions of Stanley’s life when he was off at the New Yorker offices, leaving the rest of us in snowy Vermont.'
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Shirley’s cartoons are wonderful. She always depicts herself this way - hair out in every direction!

theredshoes:

'Not only was my mother (Shirley Jackson) prolific as a writer, she was also an artist. We have found more than eight hundred of her Thurberesque cartoons, watercolors and paintings, which we are also considering publishing. In fact, Shirley did a number of cartoons with references to The New Yorker, usually her impressions of Stanley’s life when he was off at the New Yorker offices, leaving the rest of us in snowy Vermont.'

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Shirley’s cartoons are wonderful. She always depicts herself this way - hair out in every direction!

I was on Israeli radio this weekend talking about the line between fictionalizing and plagiarizing when fiction writers make use of real-life Holocaust events. My segment starts late in the program - around 56:00. If you listen closely, you can hear my cat meowing in the background.

optimistsdaughter:

So excited for these new editions of Shirley Jackson’s novels!

The U.K. cover of Hangsaman!

optimistsdaughter:

So excited for these new editions of Shirley Jackson’s novels!

The U.K. cover of Hangsaman!

Today’s reading. Shirley read this book in 1938 - possibly the same edition. Not easy to get a copy of this one.

Today’s reading. Shirley read this book in 1938 - possibly the same edition. Not easy to get a copy of this one.

"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."

The Haunting of Hill House's amazing first sentence (via kelsfjord)

greenvincentine:

The following evening, when Emily came home from work, a pair of cheap earrings was gone, along with two packages of cigarettes which had been in her dresser drawer. That evening she sat alone in her room for a long time, thinking.” Trial by Combat, Shirley Jackson
"Rooms for Tourists" Edward Hopper

greenvincentine:

The following evening, when Emily came home from work, a pair of cheap earrings was gone, along with two packages of cigarettes which had been in her dresser drawer. That evening she sat alone in her room for a long time, thinking.” Trial by Combat, Shirley Jackson

"Rooms for Tourists" Edward Hopper