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Winesburg, Ohio By Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

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A cycle of short stories concerning life in a small Ohio town at the end of the 19th century. A young reporter becomes the confidant of the town's outcasts and their conduit for expression and solace from loneliness, but his own longings eventually lead him to leave and seek a career in the city.

Winesburg, Ohio Summary

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

...there is within every human being a deep well of thinking over which a heavy iron lid is kept clamped. Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small Ohio town at the end of the nineteenth century. At the centre is George Willard, a young reporter who becomes the confidant of the town's 'grotesques' - solitary figures unable to communicate with others. George is their conduit for expression and solace from loneliness, but he has his own longings which eventually draw him away from home to seek a career in the city. He carries with him the dreams and unuttered words of remarkable characters such as Wing Biddlebaum, the disgraced former teacher, and the story-telling Doctor Parcival. The book has influenced many American writers, including ernest hemingway, William Faulkner, John Updike, Raymond Carver, and Joyce Carol Oates. It reshaped the development of the modern short story, turning the genre away from an emphasis upon plot towards a capability for illuminating the emotional lives of ordinary people. This new edition corrects errors in earlier editions and takes into account major criticism and textual scholarship of the last several decades.

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GOR002935918
9780192839770
0192839772
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-09-02
238
N/A
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