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On the writings of Shirley Jackson

… what an interesting article in the Bulwark this is… Shirley Jackson… i feel i know this name, but not as an author of fiction, but for another area of accomplishment… a search on the www turns up Shirley Ann Jackson, an African American, a woman, a renowned Physicist… hmmm, not what i was thinking, but an interesting find…

… back to the Shirley Jackson of the Bulwark article… it is a curious article for the Bulwark, which is usually centered on current news and politics, but makes sense if you think of Halloween as news… after reading the article, i also think it might be a sidewise reference to current political times… James Harris, one of Jackson’s curious characters, is described as a sinister presence that can turn a person to their dark side with the most minimal of interactions, say, talking to them over the phone… shades of 45?…

… i will find out if H has read any of her books… i might undertake to read Jackson’s writings out loud to them as a b’day preset?…

… when i search for The Haunting of Hill House, the book, i also turn up the Netflix series which i feel certain we have watched… i look it up and become convinced we have not, or at least, i have not…

… i also discover that there is a movie made in 1963 that is considered by some to be a brilliant interpretation of the novel…

… H’s birthday week is coming together!…