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The Lottery and Other Stories (1949)

de Shirley Jackson

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The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery:" with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jack son's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller.… (més)
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    What We Talk about When We Talk about Love de Raymond Carver (whitewavedarling)
    whitewavedarling: Similar styles and character types, though Jackson's stories are a bit more developed in regard to character and plot. Both authors have a tendency of working toward endings that leave a reader making final decisions instead of tying everything up fully with a more traditional ending.… (més)
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    La mort i la primavera de Mercè Rodoreda (bluepiano)
    bluepiano: There's a likeness between 'The Lottery' and Rodoreda's novel inasmuch as both are about disquieting traditional rituals in isolated villages.The latter is of course longer & so more complex, and it's strikingly memorable.
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    The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty de Eudora Welty (whitewavedarling)
    whitewavedarling: Welty and Jackson work with similar character types and have similar themes and writing styles. Other than those fans who enjoy Welty primarily for her station in Southern Lit., I'd say that fans of one writer will likely enjoy the short stories of the other.… (més)
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This book shocked me, not the endings I had expected, but that is one of the reasons I loved it. ( )
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
I didn’t think all the stories in this were great, but the ones that were, were incredible. ( )
  whatmeworry | Apr 9, 2022 |
Read them all, and "The Lottery" is still the best and most terrifying short story ever written (IMHO). That story alone gets 5*. The rest range from okay to good. Most terrifying novel ever written? Again, IMHO: THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE.

Favorite Quote: " 'It isn't fair, it isn't right,' Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her." ( )
  crabbyabbe | Feb 24, 2022 |
These were batty. Some resonated, 11/27: My Life with R.H. Macy; The Renegade; After You, My Dear Alphonse; Afternoon in Linen; The Dummy; Of Course; Pillar of Salt; The Tooth; Got a Letter from Jimmy; The Lottery; Epilogue. But they didn't live up to We Have Always Lived in the Castle - or perhaps my memory is compromised by my youth and perception of the... recommender. ( )
  dandelionroots | Feb 16, 2022 |
I don't think I have to explain the plot to anyone. In one sentence: it is the short story of a community that annually choses someone to stone to death. I had so many questions as a teenager reading The Lottery in high school. Who was the third person narrator and why do they never express emotion or share the thoughts and feelings of other characters? It's as if the scene they describe is too horrible for humanity and they purposely keep their distance by staying out of the other characters' heads. As a result, the dialogue has to be heavy and masterful enough to carry the action. Otherwise, no one would understand what is truly going on. The other questions I had: Who was Mr. Summers and why does he get to conduct the lottery? Who came up with the black box in the first place? If everyone avoids the black box and keeps their distance from it, why have it around at all? No one wanted to help Mr. Summers even move it. Did this community continue using the box just because of tradition? Lastly, how does Jackson as a young mother come up with something like this? ( )
  SeriousGrace | Dec 26, 2021 |
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PLEASE NOTE: This work is a COLLECTION of stories by Shirley Jackson that includes "The Lottery" and many other stories.  It is NOT to be used for stand-alone copies of "The Lottery" (a short story) or for briefer collections or compilations.  It has been printed in several editions, and I have kept with this work books that have the ISBN number of the collection even if only titled "The Lottery."
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The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery:" with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jack son's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller.

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