Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941.
American writer, a native of Camden, Ohio. A businessman until a nervous breakdown in 1912,
which was followed by a series of failed marriages and a new career as a serious author.
Winesburg, Ohio, his first major work, began a string of successful works in the early 1920s;
later works were less well received. An important influence on Hemmingway, Faulkner, and other
emerging authors of the period.
Winesburg, Ohio. 1919.
As its subtitle states, this is "a group of tales of Ohio small town life" rather than a novel,
but they share common characters and themes, and form a sequence loosely unified by the coming of
age story of George Willard. Some "tales" tend to overpower others, but the whole is stronger than
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