Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio

By Sherwood Anderson; Glen A. Love (Editor)

Oxford University Press, USA, Paperback, 9780199540723, 204pp.

Publication Date: August 2008

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.
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About the Author
Sherwood Anderson was an American novelist, short-story writer, memoirist, essayist, and poet. A successful copywriter and business owner, Anderson s experience of a nervous breakdown precipitated his abandonment of his business and family in order to pursue a full-time writing career.

Anderson went on to produce more than twenty published works in his lifetime, including the enduring short-story collection, Winesburg, Ohio, and his semi-autobiographical style served as an influence for some of the brightest writers of the succeeding generation, including Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, and Thomas Wolfe. Anderson died in 1941.

Glen A. Lo ve is Professor of English, Emeritus at the University of Oregon. He is the author or editor of several books, including The World Begins Here: An Anthology of Oregon Short Fiction and Fishing the Northwest: An Angleras Reader (both OSU Press). He lives in Eugene, Oregon.