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Sherwood Anderson Great American Short Stories I by Joanne Suter

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Published by Ags Pub .
Written in English


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ISBN 101561030104
ISBN 109781561030101

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Sherwood Anderson, (), was an American short-story writer and novelist. Although none of his novels was wholly successful, several of his short stories have become classics. Anderson was a major influence on the generation of American writers who came after him/5. Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, in Camden, Ohio. He was pretty much self-educated and his early career was that of a successful copywriter and business owner in both Cleveland and Elyria in Ohio. Anderson is best known for his short stories, particularly his collection published as Winesburg, Ohio (). His characters (whom in his first story, the writer calls "grotesques") transform experiences into truths, which can be built-up, and once embraced, turn to falsehoods. Sherwood Anderson (–). The book had one central thought that is very strange and has always remained with me. By remembering it I have been able to understand many people and things that I was never able to understand before. The thought was involved but a simple statement of it would be something like this.

Through Biddlebaum's isolation and pitiable qualities, Anderson begins his exploration of the book's central themes: loneliness and alienation. Nearly all of his characters are alienated in some way, either physically or emotionally, from the rest of society. The major exception is George Willard, also introduced in the first section. Jan 08,  · This is my first experience reading something by Sherwood Anderson. The concept and format of the book are very interesting and unique. The stories are quite well written and over time I found myself being drawn into the quirky tales that occupied the imagination of Mr. Anderson/5(87). The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Sherwood Anderson. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, classics story are Elizabeth Willard /5. Sherwood Anderson was one of the authors he was reading. My ignorance of classic American Literature is boundless, so I'd never heard of Sherwood Anderson. The idea of a new classic book appealed to me so I picked up Anderson's most famous work, "Winesburg, Ohio". "Winesburg, Ohio" is a series of linked short stories about the residents of Cited by: 7.

Looking for books by Sherwood Anderson? See all books authored by Sherwood Anderson, including Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life, and Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers, and more on Mar 01,  · Book Of The Grotesque: Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio" Sherwood Anderson () is not read anymore, and that is a significant loss to American letters and anyone interested in great Author: David Bahr. On September 13, Sherwood Anderson was born to Irwin M. and Emma Smith Anderson in Camden, Ohio. He was their third child. The family was forced to move shortly after Sherwood was born because his father's small business had failed. Anderson's Writing Style in Winesburg, Ohio Summary and Analysis The Book of the Grotesque"" When Sherwood Anderson submitted his manuscript of Winesburg, Ohio to a publisher it had a different title; he had named it The Book of the Grotesque.