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Shirley Jackson
(1919-1965) born on
Dec 14
US novelist. She wrote stories dealing with supernatural in everyday settings, for example, "The Lottery," 1949.
         
   
F
It is only with the eyes open that a corporeal form returns, and assembles itself firmly around the hard core of sight.

R
[L]et my reader who is puzzled by my awkward explanations close his eyes for no more than two minutes, and see if he does not find himself suddenly not a compact human being at all, but only a consciousness on a sea of sound and touch . . .
A
The idea of a series of items, following one another docilely, forms the only possible reasonable approach to life if you have to live it with a home and a husband and children, none of whom would dream of following one another docilely.
N
It has long been my belief that in times of great stress, such as a 4-day vacation, the thin veneer of family wears off almost at once, and we are revealed in our true personalities.
K
February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Bird's Nest," pt. IV, 1954.
R: "The Bird's Nest," pt. IV, 1954.
A: "Life Among the Savages," 1953.
N: "Raising Demons," pt. IV, 1956.
K: "Raising Demons," 1956.
   


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