Tag Archives: Shirley Jackson

Fictional religious communities

There have been a lot of fictional religious communities.¬†The Children of the New Revelation in my running serial¬†Prophecies and Penalties are hardly the first. So I thought I’d take a look at four examples, two from the 19th century, two … Continue reading

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Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson

There seems to be a rule that “popular” writers are disdained by critics, if not in their lifetime then shortly after they die. After a few decades, if they’re lucky, some influential critics says, in effect, “Although I’m not supposed … Continue reading


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