Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Who's Afraid of Shirley Jackson?

I remember reading The Lottery in high school.  I wasn't quite sure what to make of it then and have long thought to revisit the novella.  Abebooks  pays Shirley Jackson her due, with a wonderful collection of first editions.  Library of America also has a collection of her novels and stories, with a forward by Joyce Carol Oates.


  1. For some reason, I do not recall this movie or the story. It is available on you tube and I will see it soon as it sounds rather intriguing.

  2. I remember seeing the film at the time as well. There have been a couple remakes, including one in B&W to give a more sinister feel I guess.

  3. I've seen two film versions, but the story--as good as it is--just doesn't seem to translate all that well to the screen.