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DTL- Literary Lectures: Shirley Jackson

Event Type: DTL Adults: Classes/Lectures/Workshops
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 7/18/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Description:
 Literary Iconoclasts
Shirley Jackson- American Gothic Writer
During this lecture you will discuss the works of American writer Shirley Jackson. Shirley Hardie Jackson was an American writer, known primarily for her works of horror and mystery. Over the duration of her career she composed six novels, two memoirs, and over 200 short stories. She is known primarily for her works of horror, mystery, and suspense.

The eerie, unsettling, and atmospheric horror fiction of Shirley Jackson proves that the scariest monsters are often the ones that live next door (albeit in a decaying Gothic mansion). Her elegantly written, psychologically intimate stories of delusional women, cruel communities, and creepy houses generate slow-building terror and suspense. Through nuanced detail, in-depth characterization, sardonic humor, misleading or untrustworthy first-person narration, and deliberately paced revelations, Jackson subtly distorts features that initially seem mundane into facets of the incredibly cruel and mysteriously ambiguous human pysche. She is best known for her short story The Lottery. Other works include The Haunting of Hill House, The Witchcraft of Salem Village and Let Me Tell You.-Novelist

Join Neil Schulhoff in a lively discussion of this literary iconoclast.
Library: Downtown Library Boca Raton
Location: DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Registration Ends: 7/18/2018 at 1:00 PM
Contact: Program Services
Presenter: Neil Schulhoff
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Status: Openings (7)


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