Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life

Front Cover, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
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Considered to be one of Sherwood Anderson's greatest works, "Winesburg, Ohio" is the portrayal of a fictitious American town and its inhabitants. "Winesburg, Ohio" is a collection of connected short stories depicting a variety of themes of rural American life. Heralded for its beautiful realism, "Winesburg, Ohio", is a classic collection of American stories whose influence upon American literature is considered to be nothing short of profound.

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Awesome book cover, great font & writing style. - Goodreads
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Great writing, just not my style of storytelling. - Goodreads
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Winesburg? More like Whines-burg... I know this book of linked short stories about the lonely inhabitants of a small American town in the first decades of the 20th century has been influential, and is ... Read full review

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My favorite quote: "One shudders at the thought of the meaninglessness of life while at the same instant, and if the people of the town are his people, one loves lives so intensely that tears come into the eyes." Read full review

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Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Clyde. In 1898 he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Spanish-American War. In 1900 he enrolled in the Wittenberg Academy. The following year he moved to Chicago where he began a successful business career in advertising. Despite his business success, in 1912 Anderson walked away to pursue writing full time. His first novel was Windy McPherson's Son, published in 1916, and his second was Marching Men, published in 1917. The phenomenally successful Winesburg, Ohio, a collection of short stories about fictionalized characters in a small midwestern town, followed in 1919. Anderson wrote novels including The Triumph of the Egg, Poor White, Many Marriages, and Dark Laughter, but it was his short stories that made him famous. Through his short stories he revolutionized short fiction and altered the direction of the modern short story. He is credited with influencing such writers as William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Anderson died in March, 1941, of peritonitis suffered during a trip to South America. The epitaph he wrote for himself proclaims, "Life, not death, is the great adventure.

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