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I've now read most of this book.
I have four words for Sherwood Anderson... lay off the meth.
This is a supposed great American collection of short stories, and it makes no sense. I don't understand where the quality of this book lies.

Review: Winesburg, Ohio

User Review  - Richard Finkelson - Goodreads

A wealth of "flat" characters. Reminds me of reading Dickens without the actual plot. Read full review

Review: Winesburg, Ohio

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

I great time piece study into the past. Also great character development and links throughout this small Ohio town. I really enjoyed it. It is not overly memorable or have many great quotable passages ... Read full review

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User Review  - Holden Alcazaren - Goodreads

This book has one of my favorite short stories, "Hands", that deals with early perspective of homosexuality in literature. Even with that said, this book failed to capture my interest that kept me ... Read full review

Review: Winesburg, Ohio

User Review  - Lucy - Goodreads

There's something in the water in Winesburg, Ohio. Its inhabitants are all high strung, high maintenance, semi-hysterical, or melancholy creatures. I know Hemingway said American literature began with ... Read full review

Review: Winesburg, Ohio

User Review  - Louise Easson Burke - Goodreads

I thought this was a great book that spoke to my inner anxieties and emotions about life. It's such a well written look at life and what lies beneath the surface of the people in a small town. Read full review

Review: Winesburg, Ohio

User Review  - Delmy Alvarenga - Goodreads

Using a simple language and a neat sense of rhythm, Anderson captures daily life and elevates it through short stories, that far from being depressing, depict the human melancholic nature towards "growing up". Read full review

Review: Winesburg, Ohio

User Review  - Adrian - Goodreads

Moments of brilliance. Worth reading. Read full review

Review: Winesburg, Ohio

User Review  - Jake Obalu - Goodreads

This is a delightful collection of short stories, all centered around residents of the isolated pre-industrial Midwestern town of Winesburg, Ohio. I learned so much of a time gone by, and found myself ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

For students of the form only. I'm told this is one of the first books in American literature to be written as a series of interconnected yet independent short stories. That's become a popular form ... Read full review

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