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Day 17: Party of Five: Invite 5 characters over
That, honestly, was hard! Planning an afternoon tea with five characters and deciding who to invite over turned out to be quite a puzzle! I tried my best not to include characters from the books I’ve already used in this challenge, but how could I not invite Zorya Vechernyaya from “American Gods”?! Who else would read cups for all other guests? Then, Tove Jansson’s Moominmamma, the epitome of comfort, has been on the guest list from the very beginning. Miss Havisham, the pale revenant of the “Great Expectations”, would certainly be a sight to see at the table, far different from her ghostly one. Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley would provide good conversation over the tea - and who else, but Shirley Jackson’s Angela Motorman could rival him, as well as conduct a seance after the teatime is done!
The Haunting of Hill House. The House on Haunted Hill. The Hill House Haunted
At moderate pace, this circular psychological ghost story, written in clean terse domestic style, is as much about the puzzle of identity as it is about madness in the dark corridors and locked rooms of the unconscious mind
A scientific assertion about how life needs dreams to avoid madness introduces Dr. Montague, Eleanor, Theodora and Luke (a pilgrim, a courtesan, a princess, and a bullfighter)
The story is told from Eleanor’s POV. Inside her mind, reality/fantasy are inseparable. Even before she arrives at Hill House there is a creepy obstinacy for fantasy in an otherwise austere mind
Upon the house, with no narrative delay, Jackson reveals its hostility and vileness. There is no waiting, no lingering. The House has something, and that something is evil. And it walks. Alone
As the nights and days progress, the hauntings are not terrifying, but they suggest inhuman activity in some rooms, perhaps right below the couch or… in your mind. It’s tense tension, not INtense INtension
The group is not actively looking for ghosts and stuff. They mostly just roam, spectrally. But all this is seen thru Eleanor, who is progressively losing her shit Notably, in the morning of the 3rd day, after a nocturnal scare, Eleanor wakes up quite cheerfully, and happy, feeling “at home”
20 years before Alien (1979), Space WAS Horror: the architectural misdirection -in which tiny aberrations of measurements in the rooms of the House- adds up to an invisible yet felt distortion: the captive geometry of the mind is a cause of horror and claustrophobia and madness
As humans trust blindly in their sense of reason and balance, their minds, unconsciously, fight against all evidence of another realm, an alternative normalcy, to preserve a familiar pattern devoid of belief and superstition. In other words, if reason is maddeningly limiting, superstition in the paranormal somehow holds sanity in check
#Resenha A ASSOMBRAÇÃO DA CASA DA COLINA, #ShirleyJackson @editorasuma, @paraisodasideias.
A Assombração da Casa da Colina não é nem de longe parecido com os terrores que conhecemos hoje, fantasmas e bonecos assassinos não são encontrados aqui, então se você pretende se aventurar na leitura, a primeira dica é: abra-se a novos tipos de terror. O livro é delicado não só pela edição, mas pela preciosidade imposta em palavras, Shirley possui um estilo de narrativa glamourosa que transforma até os momentos mais enfadonhos em poema.
A escrita apesar de leve é bem confusa, característica do estilo terror psicológico, aqui o medo se torna o protagonista. Diálogos confusos podem ocorrer na narrativa, levando o leitor há uma espiral de momentos confusos, sem saber onde começa ou onde termina o diálogo imposto pelos personagens, e melhor ainda aonde começou.
O livro foi lançado inicialmente em 1959 e desde então vem sendo referência no mundo do terror, e não é para menos, quando uma autora consegue confundir o leitor ao ponto dele não saber o que é real e o que é fantasia, ela realmente fez por merecer. Shirley foi de suma importância no ramo do Terror, mostrando a capacidade da mulher de se adaptar e ser aquilo que deseja, afinal naquela época, escrever terror era considerada uma coisa para homens. Ganhadora de vários prêmios da literatura como o Edgar Award, Shirley é referência no gênero.
Já existem atualmente dois filmes baseados na obra literária: Desafio do Além (1963) e A casa amaldiçoada (1999). A Netflix está produzindo uma série baseada no livro, mas ainda sem data de lançamento.
Um livro de terror psicológico narrado em terceira pessoa, que leva o leitor ao êxtase e à confusão, com uma capa linda e uma edição digna de colecionador, a Suma nos banqueteia com esse exemplar que merece estar na estante dos apreciadores de um bom terror.
Lumoavan omaperäinen psykologisen kauhun kulttiklassikko – nyt vihdoin suomeksi! Vuonna 1962 julkaistu Linna on aina ollut kotimme jäi Shirley Jacksonin (1916–1965) viimeiseksi teokseksi. Kirjailijan läheiset pitivät hänen tarot-tulkintojaan niin paikkansapitävinä, etteivät he halunneet Jacksonin lukevan heidän kohtaloitaan.
Day 17 for #macchiatosineden is The Green Mile: green books
I am not a big fan of the colour green but luckily mint seems to fall in that family too and I have some pretty books to show off for that!
Out of these 3 I’ve read Peter Pan and I’m hoping to get to The Missing Girl and Four Sisters in September. ☺️
Q: Random question but since Four Sisters is a non-fiction book and I’d love to get back to reading that genre; what’s your favourite non-fiction book? Give me some recommendations!
Lama nggak posting buku.. Jadi karena kita sama2 punya wishlist dan akhirnya tukeran buku deh sama ka Ilyana.. Dan buku ini udah ada diwishlist sejak lama namun terlupakan. Pas ditawarin ini sama satu lagi langsung oke. Mau banget.
Buku ini bercerita tentang keluarga Blackwood yang hidup terisolasi akibat kasus pembunuhan yang menghabisi hampir semua keluarga itu enam tahun lalu. Hanya 2 putri, Constance dan Merricat serta pamannya yang selamat dan hidup dengan kebencian para tetangganya.
Suatu hari datantlah seorang pemuda bernama Charles yang mengaku sepupu jauh mereka. Hanya Merricat yang mencurigai niat dari Charles, tapi bagaimana ia bisa menyadarkan kakak dan pamannya yang sudah terpesona dengan karisma Charles ?
Denger2 sih ini udah mau tayang filmnya. Yang main Sebastian "Bucky" Stan, Taissa Farmiga dan Alexandra "Annabeth" Dadario... Keren2 semua pemainnya...
So cuss kita tamatin... #bacabuku#shirleyjackson#wehavealwayslivedinthecastle#thriller#mystery#penerbitqanita#currentlyreading#readabook#readaddict#bookaddict#bookstagram#bookworm#bookporn#bookcollector#bookcollection#booklover#booknerd
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Day 16: My So-Called Life: Books that ended too soon
Now it’s time to go back again to two of the most important writers in my life, Shirley Jackson and Angela Carter, and the first books of theirs that I read - “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Bloody Chamber”. Of course, they were not enough - despite both books being intricately structured, and having more content would’ve rendered them verbose. So, they started my appetite for both writers - and it’s still a hunger I can’t fully satisfy!
"I suppose it starts to happen first in the suburbs,' and when Brad said, 'What starts to happen?' she said hysterically, 'People starting to come apart." - Shirley Jackson
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Day 15: Sister, Sister: Book siblings
“... I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in our family is dead.”
We’ve had our share of siblings appearing in this challenge here over the last two weeks, like the Baudelaire kids, or the Flytes - but the prize for my most loved literally siblings would certainly have to go to Merricat and Constance Blackwood from the dark gem that is Shirley Jackson’s “We Have Always Lived in the Castle”. #bookchallenge#shirleyjackson#wehavealwayslivedinthecastle
I was tagged by @reading__mania to do the #top5tbr - thank you lovely.
I thought I would use the opportunity to get you guys to choose my next book because I hate making decisions... 😅
My top 5 are;
Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer - A regency romance. Heyer has been highly recommend to me. I've been advised her best is 'Arabella' and 'Friday's Child', but I don't have copies... Yet!
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin - A Soviet dystopian novel. This was highly recommended to me by an instagrammer with impeccable taste. 😉
Stoner by John Williams - "The greatest novel you've never read." Apparently.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson - I was intrigued by the title and the cover looks ominous.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin - A beautifully written classic about a woman who seeks and finds love outside of her claustrophobic marriage.
Those are my choices, let me know your thoughts please! 😊
This is a really cool collection of some of Shirley Jackson’s lesser-known spooky novels, of which I am starting with ‘The Birds Nest.’ It is about a meek and sensitive girl Elizabeth, who has no friends or family to speak of besides an overbearing Aunt with whom she lives with. Elizabeth works at the museum in town, and before long it is discovered that she has four distinct split personalities, and can’t recall the outlandish and sometimes evil things she or “they” do. I LOVE Shirley Jackson, you may remember her from our October pick last year, ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’ Classic! 📚🧟♂️🕷⚰️🖤
did you know you can abandon a book that you don't like, guilt-free? and if something else is calling from the shelves, say, about creepy little girls and murder, you can totally go with the feeling and stop reading that story about the musician and the Jesus-y dude that was perplexingly and almost infuriatingly anti-electricity
Essa obra tem um grande significado para a cultura do terror dos dias de hoje. Pessoas como Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Donna Tartt, Richard Matheson, reconhecem a importância dela para a literatura. Confira os motivos, na resenha de hoje que saiu no blog. Link da bio 😎 #assombracaonacasadacolina#shirleyjackson#sumadeletras#instalivros#pracegover - Livro assombração na casa da colina sobre um banco e ao fundo é possível ver um chão em madeira. Todos os objetos da imagens estão numa perspectiva diagonal
Questa piccola raccolta edita @adelphiedizioni, contiene quattro racconti scritti da Shirley Jackson. Il suo stile indubbiamente si riconosce nella scrittura, anche se l'atmosfera cupa e un po' angosciante, che stranamente (perché sono fifona!) mi aveva rapita in "Abbiamo sempre vissuto nel castello", io l'ho trovata solo nel primo racconto "La lotteria" che poi è quello che presta il nome alla raccolta. Gli altri tre racconti mi sono comunque piaciuti, però è ora di tornare ai suoi romanzi, il prossimo che leggerò sarà sicuramente "L'incubo di Hill House". #adelphi#shirleyjackson#lalotteria#libriovunque
Dr Shirley Jackson, theoretical physicist, the person behind the research that led to the invention of all things telecommunication “She was the first black woman to receive a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973. While working at Bell Laboratories, she conducted breakthrough scientific research with subatomic particles that enabled others to invent the portable fax, touch tone telephone, solar cells, fibre optic cables, and the technology behind caller ID and call waiting. Imagine all the important information you would have missed without this amazing woman!” Dr Jackson is just one of 10 female inventors you should definitely know about by @PerfectlyClea @ONECampaign
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Shirley Ann Jackson a physicist specializing in Theory!
#ShirleyAnnJackson was born on August 6, 1946 in Washington, D. C. where she learned many of her father's principles for life success. At the age of 8, Jackson developed a passion for science, knowledge, and accomplishment. She graduated as valedictorian from Theodore Roosevelt High School and then joined the first African American students to be accepted at MIT. She received her B. S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
She also became the first African American female to receive a doctorate in Theoretical Solid State physics from MIT. Dr. Jackson became a Research Associate in Theoretical Physics at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory from 1973-1974 and served as a Visiting Science Associate at the European Organization for Nuclear Research from 1974 to 1975. Dr. Jackson then returned to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory as a Research Associate in Theoretical Physics. She spent 1976-77 at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Aspen Center for Physics. Dr. Jackson also served on the Technical Staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories in theoretical physics from 1976 until 1978. In 1978 Shirley Jackson began working with the Technical Staff of the Scattering and Low Energy Physics Research Laboratory of Bell Telephone Laboratories.
From 1976 to 1991 Dr. #ShirleyJackson was appointed as Professor of Physics at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. From 1991 to 1995, she served concurrently as a consultant in semiconductor theory to AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J. Dr. Jackson was appointed as Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as Chair in 1995. Her many awards include: Memberships Candace Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women MIT Educational Council, 1976 to present.
On July 1, 1999, the Honorable Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson became the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.