Additional Resources for The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

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Allen, Barbara. "A Folk10ristic Look at Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery,'" Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin, Vol XLVI, no. 4, December, 1980, pp. 119- 24.

Allen analyzes the elements of folklore and ritual in "The Lottery," contending that Jackson successfully uses them to reveal various kinds of social behavior.

Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol 60, Gale Research, 1990, pp. 209-238.

Collection of previously published criticism on Jackson's works.

Friedman, Lenemaja Shirley Jackson, Twayne, 1975.

Friedman takes an in-depth look at Jackson's life, stories, and novels, and concludes that Jackson is a unique Writer who belongs to no particular school of writing.

Gibson, James M. "An Old Testament Analogue for 'The Lottery,'" Journal of Modern Literature, Vol 11, no 1, March, 1984, pp. 193-95.

Gibson identifies the similarities between the biblical story of Joshua 7'10-26 and "The Lottery," noting that while the biblical story emphasizes the supernatural triumph of good over evil, Jackson's story reveals...

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