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What Did Readers Make Of 'The Lottery' In 1948?
The New Yorker received more letters (over 300) in response to Shirley Jackson's story than to anything else the magazine had yet published. Only 18 of those responses were positive, Jackson later said; the rest were split between "bewilderment, speculation, and plain old-fashioned abuse" - and all too many readers thought the story was real. The New Yorker 06/26/13
Posted June 28, 2013 12:57 AM




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