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Let me tell you : new stories, essays, and other writings
Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965 author.
Uniform Title:
Works. Selections (2015)
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2015]

Physical Description:
xxvii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"As we approach the centenary of [Jackson's] birth comes this astonishing compilation of fifty-six pieces--more than forty of which have never been published before. Two of Jackson's children co-edited this volume, culling through the vast archives of their mothers paper's at the Library of Congress, selecting only the very best for inclusion"--Dust jacket flap.
Foreword : "I think I know her " / Sudden and unusual things have happened: unpublished and uncollected short fiction. Paranoia ; Still life with teapot and students ; Arabian nights ; Mrs. Spencer and the Oberons ; It isn't the money I mind ; Company for dinner ; I cannot sing the old songs ; New maid ; French is the mark of a lady ; Gaudeamus igitur ; Lie ; She says the damnedest things ; Remembrance of things past ; Let me tell you ; Bulletin ; Family treasures ; Showdown ; Trouble with my husband ; Six A.M. is the hour ; Root of evil ; Bridge game ; Man in the woods -- I would rather write than do anything else: essays and reviews. Autobiographical musings ; A garland of garlands ; Hex me, daddy, eight to the bar ; Clowns ; A vroom for Dr. Seuss ; Notes on an unfashionable novelist ; Private showing ; Good old house ; Play's the thing ; Ghosts of Loiret ; "Well?" -- When this war is over: early short stories. Sorcerer's apprentice ; Period piece ; 4-F party ; Paradise ; Homecoming ; Daughter, come home ; As high as the sky ; Murder on Miss Lederer's birthday -- Somehow things haven't turned out quite the way we expected: humor and family. Here I am, washing dishes again ; In praise of dinner table silence ; Questions I wish I'd never asked ; Mother, honestly! ; How to enjoy a family quarrel ; Pleasures and perils of dining out with children ; Out of the mouths of babes ; Real me ; On girls of thirteen ; What I want to know is, what do other people cook with? -- I'd like to see you get out of that sentence: lectures about the craft of writing. About the end of the world ; Memory and delusion ; On fans and fan mail ; How I write ; Garlic in fiction --
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