Just An Ordinary Day

Just An Ordinary Day

Book - 1997
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The stories in this edition represent the great diversity of her work, from humor to her shocking explorations of the human psyche. The tales range, chronologically, from the writings of her college days and residence in Greenwich Village in the early 1940s, to the unforgettably chilling stories from the period just before her death. They provide an exciting overview of the evolution of her craft through a progression of forms and styles, and add significantly to the body of her published work. Just an Ordinary Dayis a testament to how large a talent Shirley Jackson had and to the depth, breadth, and complexity of her writing. Though this remarkable literary life was cut short, Jackson clearly established a unique voice that has won a permanent place in the canon of outstanding American literature, and remains a powerful influence on generations of readers and writers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, 1997, c1996.
ISBN: 9780553103038
0553103032
Characteristics: xii, 388 pages ;,25 cm.

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JCLJessecaB Jul 17, 2017

A fine example of why you should never judge a book by its unappealing cover. I'm a huge Shirley Jackson fan, and this may just be my favorite collection of her short stories. There's charm and horror on nearly every page. I don't think I've ever read characters so real or social commentary so sharply defined.

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