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Life among the savages by Shirley Jackson

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Published by Academy Chicago in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965.,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Shirley Jackson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3519.A392 Z465 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination241 p. ;
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2198478M
ISBN 10089733342X
LC Control Number89018257

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Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson () was an idealized memoir of family life by the author of The Lottery and other stories of psychological terror.   LIFE AMONG THE SAVAGES is presented as fiction, but many of the incidents in this book seem to have been lifted out of real life in rural Vermont, with her four kids and husband, critic Stanley Edgar Hyman/5(80). "Life Among The Savages" was the bestseller of and spent 48 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. Shirley Jackson's semi-autobiographical book on raising her children in rural Vermont is brilliantly crafted, more than hysterical and, in places, famous/5(77). In Life Among the Savages, her caustically funny account of raising her children in a ramshackle house in Vermont, she deals with rats in the cellar, misbehaving imaginary friends, an oblivious husband and ever-encroaching domestic chaos, all described with wit, warmth and plenty of bite.

Shirley Jackson, author of the classic short story The Lottery, was known for her terse, haunting prose. But the writer possessed another side, one which is delightfully exposed in this hilariously charming memoir of her family's life in rural Vermont. Fans of Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Cheaper by the Dozen, and anything Erma Bombeck ever wrote will find much to recognize in /5(16).   In Noble Savages, Chagnon describes his seminal fieldwork—during which he lived among the Yanomamö, was threatened by tyrannical headmen, and experienced an uncomfortably close encounter with a jaguar—taking readers inside Yanomamö villages to glimpse the kind of life our distant ancestors may have lived thousands of years ago/5. The Bridges at Toko-Ri/Beyond This Place/Life Among the Savages/My Crowded Solitude/Digby (Reader's Digest Condensed Books, Volume 4: ) James A. Michener, A. J. Cronin, Shirley Jackson, Jack McLaren, David Walker. Life Among The Savages, Shirley Jackson, Scholastic Paperback, Sign in to check out Check out as guest Adding to your cart The item you've selected was not added to your Rating: % positive.