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Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941)

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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 näytä lisää 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." (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Pikkukaupunki (1919) 5,946 kappaletta
Poor White (1920) 203 kappaletta
The Egg and Other Stories (1998) 149 kappaletta
Mustaa naurua (1925) 109 kappaletta
Death in the Woods (1933) 85 kappaletta
The Triumph of the Egg (1921) 83 kappaletta
The Portable Sherwood Anderson (1949) 74 kappaletta
A Story-Teller's Story (1924) 51 kappaletta
Many Marriages (1923) 49 kappaletta
Windy McPherson's Son (1914) 39 kappaletta
Horses and Men (1923) 28 kappaletta
Tar: A Midwest Childhood (1926) 27 kappaletta
Eight Great American Short Novels (1963) 25 kappaletta
Marching Men (1917) 23 kappaletta
Sherwood Anderson: Short Stories (1962) 20 kappaletta
Beyond Desire (1932) 19 kappaletta
Cuentos reunidos (2009) 17 kappaletta
Letters of Sherwood Anderson (1953) 13 kappaletta
Home Town (1940) 13 kappaletta
The Sherwood Anderson reader (1947) 10 kappaletta
Kit Brandon; (1936) 9 kappaletta
Mid-American Chants (1918) 9 kappaletta
I'm a Fool (2005) 9 kappaletta
I Want to Know Why (1991) 8 kappaletta
Puzzled America (1970) 6 kappaletta
Hands [short story] 6 kappaletta
The Egg (2014) 6 kappaletta
Le voci del torrente (2010) 5 kappaletta
Perhaps Women (1970) 4 kappaletta
A new testament 4 kappaletta
Apsakymai: romanas (1991) 3 kappaletta
Hello towns! (1929) 3 kappaletta
Kasabamız (2019) 3 kappaletta
Vader is de beste — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
The American spectator year book (1934) — Toimittaja — 3 kappaletta
The American County Fair (1930) 3 kappaletta
Paper Pills 3 kappaletta
Selected short stories (1981) 3 kappaletta
Departure 3 kappaletta
Godliness 3 kappaletta
Loneliness 2 kappaletta
Mahavaikitud vale 2 kappaletta
Racconti dell'Ohio 2 kappaletta
Sherwood Anderson's notebook; (1926) 2 kappaletta
Unlighted Lamps 2 kappaletta
The Teacher 2 kappaletta
The Strength of God 2 kappaletta
Seeds 2 kappaletta
The modern writer (1925) 2 kappaletta
The Philosopher 2 kappaletta
Winesburg and Others (1937) 2 kappaletta
Nice Girl 2 kappaletta
Drink 1 kappale
Sint un natarau 1 kappale
小城畸人 (2011) 1 kappale
Risa negra 1 kappale
An Awakening 1 kappale
Ubogi belec 1 kappale
Kagit Haplar (2011) 1 kappale
Le Triomphe de l'oeuf (2021) 1 kappale
Mørk latter 1 kappale
The Man of Ideas 1 kappale
Queer 1 kappale
The Thinker 1 kappale
Winesburg, Ohio (annotated) (2021) 1 kappale
Brothers 1 kappale
A Meeting South 1 kappale
Il meglio 5 1 kappale
Nearer the grass roots (1977) 1 kappale
Thoughts 1 kappale
The Buck Fever Papers (1971) 1 kappale
Kćeri 1 kappale
צחוק אפל 1 kappale
The New Englander (1990) 1 kappale
Mørk latter (2014) 1 kappale
Mees, kellel pea töötas (1998) 1 kappale
Smrt v lese 1 kappale
The Contract 1 kappale
The Other Woman 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Avustaja — 1,564 kappaletta
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Avustaja — 1,136 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Avustaja — 752 kappaletta
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Avustaja — 682 kappaletta
Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Avustaja — 595 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Avustaja — 513 kappaletta
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Avustaja — 498 kappaletta
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Avustaja — 462 kappaletta
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Avustaja — 436 kappaletta
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (1962) — Avustaja, eräät painokset335 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 322 kappaletta
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Avustaja — 298 kappaletta
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Avustaja — 292 kappaletta
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Avustaja — 290 kappaletta
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Avustaja — 269 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Avustaja — 189 kappaletta
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Avustaja — 139 kappaletta
American Short Stories (1976) — Avustaja, eräät painokset95 kappaletta
Ten Modern Masters: An Anthology of the Short Story (1953) — Avustaja — 73 kappaletta
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta
10 Short Plays (1963) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
Chicago Noir: The Classics (2015) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
Art of Fiction (1967) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Modern Short Stories (1939) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Masters of the Modern Short Story (1945) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
The Experience of the American Woman (1978) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
An American Omnibus (1933) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
The Seas of God: Great Stories of the Human Spirit (1944) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Tell Me a Story: An Anthology (1957) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Uomini che non ho sposato (2016) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
All verdens fortellere (1990) — Avustaja, eräät painokset15 kappaletta
Family: Stories from the Interior (1987) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Love Stories: Classic Tales of Romance (2010) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Stories of Initiation. (Lernmaterialien) (1978) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
31 Stories (1960) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
The American Twenties: a Literary Panorama (1952) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Famous Stories (1966) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Bibliothek Suhrkamp. Ein Lesebuch, Klassiker der Moderne (1989) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Modern American Short Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
The Story Survey (1953) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Our lives : American labor stories — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Great Love Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2016) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Tredive mesterfortællinger — Tekijä, eräät painokset3 kappaletta
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
American Short Stories (1978) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Wives and Lovers — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Modern Short Stories — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Eyes of Boyhood (1953) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The PL book of modern American short stories (1945) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Modern British and American short stories (1982) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Juvenile Delinquency in Literature (1980) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
America through the short story — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Modern American short stories (1963) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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WINESBURG, OHIO Group Read beginning in March, 75 Books Challenge for 2022 (maaliskuu 2022)


The good: I appreciate his writing style. Every so often he hits upon a phrase or paragraph that reflects humans. His ideas of situations are sometimes interesting, even though they aren't reflective of reality.

The bad: first thing, the ridiculous setting. It feels like 90% of what's referred to as "great American" works or on those top 100 lists is set in some rural, pastoral town which feels like a complete fantasy. I cannot believe for one second this town exists. I feel kind of stupid saying this, given he was born and presumably grew up in such a town, but what's shown is not a town. He describes random houses and random people. Nobody wants for money, even if they're poor. There is no town past a few houses where characters live. Characters that should exist don't. There are no consequences. Nothing makes sense. This is what killed the book for me. I'm so sick of these utopian, rural towns, the conception of which is incredibly reactionary. Maybe this is unfair on the book itself but ugh. Nobody in the town has a life, except for what's described in each person's story. It's frustrating. The artificiality of the book shone through - ostensibly it's a reflection of reality yet it feels like fantasy.

Every character's story is a sort of melancholy. The first chapter warns us that every character is going to be a "grotesque," but it's ridiculous. Everybody has some sort of obvious but ridiculous and unlikely problem and ridiculous thoughts. They don't do anything except for the one event described by the story. A sad thing happens but although it defines their life for us the events don't change how they think or how they live. Apparently nobody can get over anything. Everything is static, even when it describes an incredibly long period of time. Nobody reacts to what happens.

There feels a strong divide between the description of what people do and how they think/what they are/what's going on. One character is described as having serious trouble speaking and apparently having serious, debilitating delusions yet he has a whole load of friends and a wife. It doesn't match at all. One character apparently goes through being walked home by a dude for 2 years (!) with nothing else happening - not even inviting him in to her house - and then suddenly decides she doesn't like it. Ok sure whatever. I can't think of many specific examples, just a general pervasive sense that the characters aren't real and what we're being told once doesn't fit what we're told later.

What made me give up on the book is incredibly minor but was the straw that broke the camel's back. A minor character is called "Sugars McNutts." The rest of the book is deadly serious. Come on.

I think my strong dislike of this book is influenced by how I'm feeling right now and is pretty over the top but my frustrations are real and all too typical of this sort of book. One star is maybe too little but what I liked about it was constantly overshadowed by the problems. It quickly felt like a chore to read. I didn't feel like I was reading about humans or anything that happens in real life.

later note: As I said I think my review is probably unfair. It's at least a little better than I make out, it just hit a lot of my pet peeves
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tombomp | 119 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 31, 2023 |
Winesburg, Ohio, em princípio, é um livro de contos, pois traz 22 histórias. Como os personagens aparecem nas diversas histórias e o espaço seja o mesmo (uma pequena cidade do centro oeste americano), lê-se-o como se lê p.ex. ¨Go down Moses¨ de Faulkner. Aliás, esta obra pode ser considerada precursora da moderna ficção americana porque teve forte influência sobre autores como Faulkner, Steinbeck, Hemingway, Henry Miller, etc. Há ligações entre os contos e uma cronologia que os amarra.… (lisätietoja)
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jgcorrea | 119 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 14, 2023 |
I love Sherwood Anderson so much. He speaks to the isolated part of me. His stories resonate with my experience of not belonging—not in the neighborhoods I grew up in, not with with my own family, not with my social circles, and not with the socio-economic class that I maneuvered my way into as an adult.

No one writes about separateness like he does. These stories touch some truth I know inside my soul every time I read them - in particular "In a Strange Town".
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Zoes_Human | 1 muu arvostelu | Oct 1, 2023 |
Winesburg, Ohio, is often cited as one of the seminal works in modernist American literature. Some commentary states that great American writers such as Hemingway and Faulkner credit Anderson with influencing their writing styles. The book depicts small-town life with a certain darkness that is not very complimentary.

The book contains seemingly unrelated short stories, yet a common character, George Willard, is a journalist. The motley cast of characters shares their experiences and thoughts about loneliness and alienation in Winesburg. Many are hiding out in Winesburg after having had difficulties elsewhere. There are stories of missed dreams, unhappy marriages, sexual perversion, and repression. Some characters seek the truth and meaning of life, sometimes through their religious faith.
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LindaLoretz | 119 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 6, 2023 |



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