Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
(Worlds Classics)

94%

5 Critic Reviews

If it can linger in the mind and heart of a great like Hemingway and inspire him to parody, the book must be good.
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Synopsis

Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small town at the end of the nineteenth century. At the center is George Willard, a young reporter who becomes the confidant of the town's solitary figures. Anderson's stories influenced countless American writers including Hemingway, Faulkner, Updike, Oates and Carver. This new edition corrects errors made in earlier editions and takes into account major criticism and textual scholarship of the last several decades.
 

About Sherwood Anderson

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Glen A. Love is Professor of English at the University of Oregon. He is the author of New Americans: The Westerner and the Modern Experience in the American Novel, Babbitt: An American Life, and other works on American literature. He has taught in Germany, at the universities of Regensburg and Tubingen, under Fulbright grants.
 
Published November 11, 1999 by Oxford University Press. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Blog Critics

Excellent
on Jun 03 2005

If it can linger in the mind and heart of a great like Hemingway and inspire him to parody, the book must be good.

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Book Geeks

Excellent
on Jul 18 2010

By the end of the novel, I wanted to start over as a child and experience that moment all over again.

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The Satirist

Above average

Winesburg, Ohio although perhaps eclipsed by a piece like Our Town remains an enduring depiction of small town American life.

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Ploughshares Literary Magazine

Excellent
on May 09 2011

What has struck me about my most recent time through this book is the in-depth, fearless, summarized description of emotion.

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Thrive Detroit

Excellent
on Nov 21 2012

is superb collection of characters is a relevant and insightful study of human behavior, and the book is one that deserves to live on.

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