Tag: short stories

The Elect Stories

Read the first installment of John Crye’s The Elect Stories online for free! “An epic adventure told in thirty-six installments. Five young idealists commit themselves to a mission to bring peace to their warring nations. They fail.Twenty years later, as their old nemesis raises its head once more, the middle-aged […]

“Biography of a Story”

In honor of Shirley Jackson’s birthday, the Library of America has shared her “Biography of a Story” about the writing and reception of “The Lottery.” “It is probably the most famous work of fiction ever published in The New Yorker and certainly the magazine’s most controversial, generating letters […]

“The Queen of American Gothic”

At the New Republic, B. D. McClay writes about Shirley Jackson and a new collection containing previously unpublished stories and essays by Jackson. “Let Me Tell You, on the other hand, is for the already-converted fan, who will be delighted to read so many new stories and essays. […]