The Haunting of Hill House: Part 1
October 1, 2020
Join Junior Neisha Islam as she dives into the The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, the book which inspired the Netflix Series. In each podcast, Neisha will discuss the text using a new focus. This is part 1 of a 6-part series.
This episode’s focus: Escape
This episode covers Chapter 1, Sections 1-5.
Alison Flood for The Guardian (2018) reports: “Horror writers today hold Hill House up as a shining example of the genre. Joe Hill – [Stephen] King’s son – calls it ‘a foundational document, the textbook on what a good ghost story can be’; while Paul Tremblay, whose novel A Head Full of Ghosts draws deeply from Jackson, calls it ‘the haunted house novel. All others stand in its shadow.'”
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