Tag Archives: Shirley Jackson

Contrast: Thurber’s ‘The Night the Bed Fell’ vs. Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Night We All Had Grippe’

I stood in front of the Writer’s Workshop ready to pontificate my verbal bowel movement. It was ‘Pride Week’ so I was surprised that our four *gay* Writers were all at the Workshop. “What the hell are you guys doing … Continue reading

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Back to Writing: The Man Series

I walked down the long corridor of the great Mansion at Botendaddy Manor Estates, High above Olde Uniontowne on the ancient haunted plateau of House Utonic. One of the servants, the lowly, hirsute, deformed, groveling, possibly evil sidekick and laboratory … Continue reading

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Reviews: ‘Claudine’s Book’ by Harvey Swados and ‘Charles’ by Shirley Jackson

I stopped writing literary reviews for a while. I took down most of the reviews that I had written because I was getting stale. I had difficulty reading. Everything that I read was boring me into a vapid stupor. Do … Continue reading

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Review: Shirley Jackson ‘The Night we all had Grippe’

What an amazing short story. What a beautiful, lyrical piece of Americana. Originally published in Harper’s Magazine in the January, 1952 edition with a four-frame illustration. It was the lead story from ‘Man in the Fictional Mode’ Volume 2 from the wonderful … Continue reading

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