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Shirley Jackson
December 14, 1919 - August 8, 1965
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

I never was a person who wanted a handout. I was a cafeteria worker. I'm not too proud to ask the Best Western manager to give me a job. I have cleaned homes.


I delight in what I fear.


I very much dislike writing about myself or my work, and when pressed for autobiographical material can only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts.


I have always loved to use fear, to take it and comprehend it and make it work and consolidate a situation where I was afraid and take it whole and work from there.


Life Among the Savages is a disrespectful memoir of my children.


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