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Shirley Jackson

Novelist (14-Dec-1916 — 8-Aug-1965)


Ruth Franklin. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life. New York: Liveright. 2016. 656pp.


  1. The Novelist Disguised As a Housewife
    Shirley Jackson wrote 17 books while raising four children -- and she couldn't have had a successful career without them.
    by Ruth Franklin. New York Magazine, 28-Sep-2016.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.367)

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.342)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.126)

  11. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.373)

  12. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.483)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.516)

  14. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.520)

  15. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.565)

  16. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.427)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.8)

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