Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio

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Anderson profoundly changed the American short story, transforming it from light, popular entertainment into literature of the highest quality. His art belonged as much to an oral as a written tradition, and, as this collection shows, the best of his stories echo the language and the pace of a man talking to his friends. They explore with penetrating compassion the isolation of the individual and capture the emotional undercurrents hidden beneath ordinary events.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 211 x 12mm | 182g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0140186557
  • 9780140186550
  • 89,241

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"When he calls himself a 'poor scribbler' don't believe him. He is not a poor scribbler . . . he is a very great writer."--Ernest Hemingway "Winesburg, Ohio, when it first appeared, kept me up a whole night in a steady crescendo of emotion."--Hart Crane

"As a rule, first books show more bravado than anything else, unless it be tediousness. But there is neither of these qualities in Winesburg, Ohio. . . . These people live and breathe: they are beautiful."--E. M. Forster

"Winesburg, Ohio is an extraordinarily good book. But it is not fiction. It is poetry."--Rebecca West
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About Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) published 23 books in his lifetime, including the acclaimed Winesburg, Ohio (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics).
Charles E. Modlin is Professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic and a trustee of the Sherwood Andersonliterary estate.
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