Posts tagged “the haunting of hill house”

  1. Previously: Shirley Jackson's What To Expect When You're Expecting. "Jim and Imelda know that no live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Having already seen two city-center apartments, they're ready to take a chance and look at Hill House, not sane, which has stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it's stood so for eighty…

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  2. The cup of stars, The Haunting of Hill House. "Eleanor looked up, surprised; the little girl was sliding back in her chair, sullenly refusing her milk, while her father frowned and her brother giggled and her mother said calmly, 'She wants her cup of stars.' Indeed yes, Eleanor thought; indeed, so do I; a cup of stars, of course. 'Her little cup,' the mother was explaining, smiling apologetically at the waitress, who was thunderstruck at…

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