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Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941)

Autor(a) de Winesburg, Ohio

171+ Works 7,875 Membros 144 Críticas 14 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio (1919) 5,882 exemplares
Poor White (1920) 202 exemplares
The Egg and Other Stories (1998) 148 exemplares
Dark Laughter (1925) 109 exemplares
Death in the Woods (1933) 85 exemplares
The Triumph of the Egg (1921) 83 exemplares
The Portable Sherwood Anderson (1949) 74 exemplares
A Story-Teller's Story (1924) 50 exemplares
Many Marriages (1923) 48 exemplares
Windy McPherson's Son (1914) 39 exemplares
Horses and Men (1923) 28 exemplares
Tar: A Midwest Childhood (1926) 27 exemplares
Marching Men (1917) 23 exemplares
Sherwood Anderson: Short Stories (1962) 20 exemplares
Beyond Desire (1932) 19 exemplares
Cuentos reunidos (2009) 16 exemplares
Home Town (1940) 13 exemplares
Letters of Sherwood Anderson (1953) 13 exemplares
The Sherwood Anderson reader (1947) 10 exemplares
I'm a Fool (2005) 9 exemplares
Kit Brandon; (1936) 9 exemplares
Mid-American Chants (2006) 8 exemplares
I Want to Know Why (1991) 8 exemplares
The Egg (2014) 6 exemplares
Hands [short story] 6 exemplares
Puzzled America (1970) 6 exemplares
Le voci del torrente (2010) 5 exemplares
Perhaps Women (1970) 4 exemplares
A new testament 4 exemplares
Vader is de beste — Autor — 3 exemplares
The American spectator year book (1934) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Paper Pills 3 exemplares
Apsakymai: romanas (1991) 3 exemplares
Selected short stories (1981) 3 exemplares
Departure 3 exemplares
Godliness 3 exemplares
Kasabamız (2019) 3 exemplares
Hello towns! (1929) 3 exemplares
The American County Fair (1930) 3 exemplares
Sherwood Anderson's notebook; (1926) 2 exemplares
The modern writer (1925) 2 exemplares
Nice Girl 2 exemplares
The Teacher 2 exemplares
Loneliness 2 exemplares
The Strength of God 2 exemplares
Racconti dell'Ohio 2 exemplares
Unlighted Lamps 2 exemplares
The Philosopher 2 exemplares
Mahavaikitud vale 2 exemplares
Winesburg and Others (1937) 2 exemplares
Seeds 2 exemplares
Kagit Haplar (2011) 1 exemplar
Drink 1 exemplar
Sint un natarau 1 exemplar
Winesburg in Ohio 1 exemplar
WINESBURGO, OHIO. 1 exemplar
The Buck Fever Papers (1971) 1 exemplar
Ubogi belec 1 exemplar
The Man of Ideas 1 exemplar
Le Triomphe de l'oeuf (2021) 1 exemplar
Mørk latter 1 exemplar
Queer 1 exemplar
The Thinker 1 exemplar
An Awakening 1 exemplar
Brothers 1 exemplar
Thoughts 1 exemplar
Winesburg, Ohio (annotated) (2021) 1 exemplar
The Contract 1 exemplar
The Other Woman 1 exemplar
A Meeting South 1 exemplar
Nearer the grass roots (1977) 1 exemplar
צחוק אפל 1 exemplar
The New Englander (1990) 1 exemplar
Mørk latter (2014) 1 exemplar
Kćeri 1 exemplar
Mees, kellel pea töötas (1998) 1 exemplar
Il meglio 5 1 exemplar
Anderson Sherwood 1 exemplar
Smrt v lese 1 exemplar
Městečko v ohiu 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,549 exemplares
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,125 exemplares
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 741 exemplares
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuidor — 674 exemplares
Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Contribuidor — 585 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 510 exemplares
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contribuidor — 493 exemplares
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 454 exemplares
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuidor — 427 exemplares
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (1962) — Contribuidor, algumas edições333 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 315 exemplares
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuidor — 297 exemplares
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuidor — 291 exemplares
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 278 exemplares
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 267 exemplares
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
In Another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction (1994) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
The Baseball Reader: Favorites from the Fireside Book of Baseball (1980) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuidor, algumas edições95 exemplares
Ten Modern Masters: An Anthology of the Short Story (1953) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
10 Short Plays (1963) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Chicago Noir: The Classics (2015) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Modern Short Stories (1939) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
The Experience of the American Woman (1978) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Masters of the Modern Short Story (1945) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Haves & Have Nots: 30 Stories About Money & Class In America (1999) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
An American Omnibus (1933) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Seas of God: Great Stories of the Human Spirit (1944) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Tell Me a Story: An Anthology (1957) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Uomini che non ho sposato (2016) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
All verdens fortellere (1990) — Contribuidor, algumas edições15 exemplares
Family: Stories from the Interior (1987) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Love Stories: Classic Tales of Romance (2010) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
31 Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Stories of Initiation. (Lernmaterialien) (1978) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The American Twenties: a Literary Panorama (1952) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Famous Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Modern American Short Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Bibliothek Suhrkamp. Ein Lesebuch, Klassiker der Moderne (1989) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Story Survey (1953) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Our lives : American labor stories — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
America Writes: Learning English through American Short Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Great Love Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Tredive mesterfortællinger — Autor, algumas edições3 exemplares
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
American Short Stories (1978) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Wives and Lovers — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Modern Short Stories — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Contemporary Short Stories: Representative Selections, Volume 2 (1954) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Eyes of Boyhood (1953) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The PL book of modern American short stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Modern British and American short stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Juvenile Delinquency in Literature (1980) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
America through the short story — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Modern American short stories (1963) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Críticas

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 | 120 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
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jgcorrea | 120 outras críticas | 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 outra crítica | 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 | 120 outras críticas | Aug 6, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
171
Also by
98
Membros
7,875
Popularidade
#3,085
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
144
ISBN
542
Línguas
16
Marcado como favorito
14

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