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Shirley Jackson, "The Tooth" in The Lottery & Other Stories (1947)

I'll try to make a PDF available to people who are interested - - it's a great story.

Best,
James

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  • ThinkingMoose

    Even though I really wanted to attend this event, some of the food allergies that I possess have triggered an inflammation in my sinuses today and I think it would be best to skip.

    I hope to attend early next year.

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Ivana V.

    Unfortunately, won’t be able to make it tonight. See you next time.

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Alexander W.

    Do you want suggestions? I almost don't want to suggest any... because I think I'd rather read something I haven't read before...
    BUUUT, let me know if you want help.

    1 · October 6

    • Rachel

      Dean, Alex uploaded it to Google docs with a link in the comments of the Meetup event

      3 days ago

    • Dean D.

      Found it. Thanks very much, Rachel.

      2 days ago

  • Harry L.

    About the file I uploaded. You may want to read "The Daemon Lover" and the epilogue to the entire collection in conjunction with "The Tooth." Both stories feature a tall man in a blue suit, and both seem to disappear. In the first story, the man's name is James Harris, and in the second one it is Jim. The epilogue is taken from James Harris' "The Daemon Lover" collection of Child Ballads. You may want to look at more of them at: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch243.htm

    3 days ago

  • Harry L.

    Anyone interested in going to Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart? It's broadcast in HD from London on December 15 and January 14. There probably are group discounts.

    4 days ago

  • ThinkingMoose

    Hi,

    I joined this group so I can get into books. However, I am a teetotaler and wondering if it would be inappropriate for me to be at this venue and not order any drinks.

    5 days ago

    • ThinkingMoose

      Thank you. This feels very welcoming.

      5 days ago

    • James M.

      Looks like Paul and Harry have covered it, but I'll chime in to say it's no problem at all! :)

      5 days ago

  • Harry L.

    Some possible titles for next year:

    The Yiddish Policemen's Union – Michael Chabon;
    The Day of the Locust or Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West;
    The Great Gatsby – Scott Fitzgerald;
    George Mills – Stanley Elkin;
    Zorba the Greek – Nikos Kazantzakis;
    The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov;
    Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov;
    The Brothers Karamzov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky;
    Confessions of Felix Krull – Thomas Mann;
    Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert;
    The Red and the Black – Stendhal;
    The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati;
    Confessions of Zeno (AKA Zeno's Conscience) – Italo Svevo

    December 1

  • Ivana V.

    hi everyone, it was fun meeting you last week - unconventional books, unconventional people :) does anyone have pdf version of "the tooth"...? or even better, the entire book..? i would like to borrow it. in return, am treating coffee for the book lending :) thanks!

    November 29

    • James M.

      PDF just uploaded --- More > Files

      1 · November 30

    • Ivana V.

      THANK YOU!!

      November 30

  • John W.

    Don't forget the PDF James!

    November 24

    • Harry L.

      Oh, I do like petty criminality. But I won't admit in public what kind of piracy I commit.

      November 29

    • James M.

      PDF just uploaded --- More > Files

      November 30

  • James M.

    PDF is available - - go to More > Files in the site navigation - - it will be at the top of the Files list.
    Cheers!

    November 30

  • Harry L.

    I realize this is not exactly book club business, but I watched Orson Welles’ “Chimes at Midnight” last night, and was bowled over by how magnificent his acting and direction were. Criterion has restored the film to superb condition, and the black and white is stunning. I got the library to purchase it, and they have three copies of it: https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/5055406038_chimes_at_midnight

    If you like Shakespeare and Orson Welles, and if you love great cinematography, you definitely want to see this one.

    1 · November 29

  • Alexander W.

    I have the .epub version of this. Whoever wants it, please e-mail me:
    [masked]

    November 29

  • Harry L.

    Here is a review of Franklin's book by Joyce Carol Oates in the October issue of New York Review of Books. I tried pasting it into the comment box, but it is too long. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/10/27/shirley-jackson-in-love-death/

    November 29

  • Rachel

    If anyone's looking for more reading material, there's a new bio called "Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life" by Ruth Franklin.

    November 29

  • Lydia

    How about Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, or Carson McCullers?

    October 26

    • Harry L.

      Not to mention Alice Munro

      November 27

    • Lydia

      True!

      November 28

  • Shabnam

    Hi. Are we just discussing the "Tooth" or other stories in the book too? Thanks.

    November 27

    • James M.

      Hi Shabnam - welcome to the group! We'll be discussing that story only. Cheers, James

      November 27

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