"Nothing quite like it has ever been done in America. . . . It is so vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own," wrote H.L. Mencken, speaking of Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio," Anderson, he said, is "America's Most Distinctive Novelist." "Poor White," which Anderson wrote in 1920, explores the spiritual and emotional sterility of a success-oriented machine age. Like all of Anderson's tales, it's an important social commentary, and not to be overlooked.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lindawwilson - LibraryThing
Elected not to finish this book. Did not like the format -too much wandering around with descriptions of America and not sticking to the story at hand. Finally, I lost interest in the characters that I would have liked, if the story had concentrated more on them. Winesburg Ohio was much much bette Read full review
Review: Poor WhiteUser Review - Val Pehrson - Goodreads
Fantastic book. If Winesburg, Ohio were a novel, this would be it. Like all of Anderson's writing, this is a great examination of the mental state of small towns on the eve of industrialism. 5 out of 5 stars. Read full review