• Read Shirley Jackson’s Eerily Contemporary Letter About Fear

    "We have exactly the same thing to be afraid of."

    Author Shirley Jackson often responded to readers’ letters; this one, written in 1962 after republication of her historical fiction for juveniles, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, seems uncannily prescient for our times.

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    –Laurence Jackson Hyman, editor of the forthcoming The Collected Letters of Shirley Jackson



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    From the book THE LETTERS OF SHIRLEY JACKSON by Shirley Jackson; Edited by Laurence Hyman and Bernice M. Murphy, which will be published July 2021 by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2021 by Laurence Jackson Hyman, J. S. Holly, Sarah Hyman De Witt and Barry Hyman. All rights reserved.

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