This day in History: SHIRLEY JACKSON’S “THE LOTTERY” IS PUBLISHED (1948)

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” Is Published (1948)

Published by the The New Yorker the same month it was written, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” instantly became one of the most controversial stories ever run by the esteemed magazine. Hundreds of outraged readers cancelled their subscriptions or wrote letters expressing their confusion and anger over the story’s meaning. Now considered a classic, the chilling story matter-of-factly describes an annual lottery in a bucolic American town in which one person is selected for what? More… Discuss

2 responses to “This day in History: SHIRLEY JACKSON’S “THE LOTTERY” IS PUBLISHED (1948)

  1. Still one of the best short stories ever!

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