[September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941]
The tale of an American writer's journey through his own imaginative world
and through the world of facts, with many of his experiences ... in many
notes, in four books and an epilogue.
The Teller's Tale (1982)
Nearer the Grass Roots
Lives of Animals
Kit Brandon (1936)
Alice: The Lost Novel
Tar: A Midwest Childhood (1926
A Meeting South
A memoir of Midwestern life and culture from the author of Winesburg,
A Story-Teller's Story
The author of "Dark Laughter" has turned a searching eye into a bit of
puritanism that he believes should be destroyed. It may shock some but
others will enjoy it immensley.
Story of the inventor Hugh McVey.
Novel from the early 20th Century American writer, considered to have had
a profound influence on American fiction.
Sherwood Anderson was a 20th century American writer of short stories.
Anderson grew up in Ohio and after college became a copywriter in Chicago.
He is most famous for his collection of interrelated short stories,
Winesburg Ohio, which he began writing in 1919. Windy McPherson's Son was
Anderson's first novel written in 1914. The story is a social commentary
like many of Anderson's books. A young boy grows up in rural Iowa. "At the
beginning of the long twilight of a summer evening, Sam McPherson, a tall
big-boned boy of thirteen, with brown hair, black eyes, and an amusing
little habit of tilting his chin in the air as he walked, came upon the
station platform of the little corn-shipping town of Caxton in Iowa. It
was a board platform, and the boy walked cautiously, lifting his bare feet
and putting them down with extreme deliberateness on the hot, dry, cracked
planks. Under one arm he carried a bundle of newspapers. A long black
cigar was in his hand."
Windy McPherson's Son
Southern Odyssey: Selected Writings By Sherwood Anderson
Winesburg, Ohio: Text and Criticism (1996) by Sherwood Anderson
with John H. Ferres, ed.
A collection of short stories dealing with a small town in Ohio.
The Selected Short Stories of Sherwood Anderson
Early Writings of Sherwood Anderson
Death in the Woods
Still fresh and strikingly contemporary, the stark realism
of these stories carefully explores the dreams and emotions of Sherwood
Anderson's unforgettable characters. In Death in the Woods, we
travel deep into the heart of America as Anderson saw it, to find an
introspective man, in a desolate landscape, questioning the very meaning
of his world.
Horses and Men
Triumph of the Egg
Anderson, whose prose style, derived from everyday speech,
influenced American short story writing between World Wars I and II. He
directed the American short story away from the neatly plotted tales of O.
Henry and his imitators. The stories in The Triumph of the Egg are
characterized by a casual development, complexity of motivation, and an
interest in psychological process. Anderson also made his name as a
leading naturalistic writer with his masterwork, Winesburg, Ohio, a
picture of life in a typical small Midwestern town, as seen through the
eyes of its inhabitants. Contents: The Dumb Man; I Want to Know Why;
Seeds; The Other Woman; The Egg; Unlighted Lamps; Senility; The Man in the
Brown Coat; Brothers; The Door of the Trap; The New Englander; War;
Motherhood; Out of Nowhere into Nothing; and The Man with the Trumpet.
Paul Rosenfeld: Voyager in the Arts
(1978), Jerome Mellquist and Lucie Wiese, eds.
Includes works by by Edmund Wilson, Lewis Mumford,
Louise Bogan, Robert Penn Warren, Sherwood Anderson, Waldo Frank, Wallace
Stevens, and William Carlos Williams
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