This little kitten turned up today crying at the front door for food. She is so affectionate and has the most beautiful eyes. If we can't find her home, she's staying and I've decided to call her merricat after Shirley Jackson's protagonist in We Have Always Lived in the Castle: 'one of my eyes - the left - saw everything golden and yellow and orange, and the other eye saw shades of blue and grey and green; perhaps one eye was for daylight and the other was for night.' #catsofinstagram#shirleyjackson#wehavealwayslivedinthecastle#merricat
"Io non sono Miss R. più di quanto non lo sia tu, caro dottore. Sono soltanto dentro di lei."
lettura in corso. La penna gotica e sublime di Shirley Jackson continua a stupirmi.
In questo caso riflettiamo assieme a lei sui disturbi della personalità multipla. Lizzie è l'ospite principale: in lei albergano altre tre personalità tutte diverse fra loro, sono legate ad un filo così sottile ma allo stesso tempo indistruttibile.
Quello della Jackson è un viaggio attraverso e nella particolare vastità che è la mente umana.
Remember Caller ID and Call Waiting back in the day? "Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, a theoretical physicist and famous black inventor, has been credited with making many advances in science. She first developed an interest in science and mathematics during her childhood and conducted experiments and studies, such as those on the eating habits of honeybees. She followed this interest to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she received a bachelor, and doctoral degree, all in the field of physics. In doing so she became the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. from MIT.
Jackson conducted successful experiments in theoretical physics and used her knowledge of physics to foster advances in telecommunications research while working at Bell Laboratories. Dr. Jackson conducted breakthrough basic scientific research that enabled others to invent the portable fax, touch tone telephone, solar cells, fiber optic cables, and the technology behind caller ID and call waiting.
Currently, Jackson is the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States, and recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation's top 50 universities. The mission of Rensselaer since its founding in 1824 has been to "apply science to the common purposes of life." Dr. Jackson's goal for Rensselaer is "to achieve prominence in the 21st century as a top-tier world-class technological research university, with global reach and global impact." Source: Black-Inventor.com #blackhistorymonth#shirleyjackson
Rebecca, The Birds and Don't Look Now // Daphne duMaurier
The Little Stranger // Sarah Waters
Breeding Ground // Sarah Pinborough
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour's Baby // Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
The Woman in Black and Mrs De Winter // Susan Hill
White is for Witching // Helen Oyeyemi
The Haunting of Hill House // Shirley Jackson