The Lottery | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of The Lottery.
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SOURCE: “Biography of a Story,” in Come Along with Me: Part of a Novel, Sixteen Stories, and Three Lectures, edited by Stanley Edgar Hyman, The Viking Press, 1960, pp. 211-25.

In the following lecture, Jackson discusses public reaction to the original publication of “The Lottery” in the New Yorker.

On the morning of June 28, 1948, I walked down to the post office in our little Vermont town to pick up the mail. I was quite casual about it, as I recall—I opened the box, took out a couple of bills and a letter or two, talked to the postmaster for a few minutes, and left, never supposing that it was the last time for months that I was to pick up the mail without an active feeling of panic. By the next week I had had to change my mailbox to the largest one in the post office, and...

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