Between as if and is: On Shirley Jackson

@article{Savoy2017BetweenAI,
  title={Between as if and is: On Shirley Jackson},
  author={{\'E}ric Savoy},
  journal={Women's Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={46},
  pages={827 - 844}
}
It is interesting and instructive to compare the literary afterlives of major women writers of the American twentieth century, and no comparative case history is more revealing than the very different destinies of Shirley Jackson and Flannery O’Connor. Both writers earned popular success and critical esteem in their day: in diverse ways, their experiments with the protocols of the Gothic resituated its uncanny affect as continuous with, and immanent within, the textures of everyday life… Expand
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