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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...
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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.
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Selected to be stoned; innocence had nothing to do with it. Somehow, it was supposed to keep the citizens "good."

I thought it a wretched story. I still do. Then again, I find a great deal of humanity to be inhumane and wretched.

This is my only now.
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