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978-0-553-21439-0 / 9780553214390

Winesburg, Ohio (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Publisher:Dover Publications

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Published in 1919, Winesburg, Ohio is Sherwood Andersons masterpiece, a work in which he achieved the goal to which he believed all true writers should aspire: to see and feel all of life within. In a perfectly imagined world, an archetypal small American town, he reveals the hidden passions that turn ordinary lives into unforgettable ones. Unified by the recurring presence of young George Willard, and played out against the backdrop of Winesburg, Andersons loosely connected chapters, or stories, coalesce into a powerful novel.

In such tales as Hands, the portrayal of a rural berry picker still haunted by the accusations of homosexuality that ended his teaching career, Andersons vision is as acute today as it was over eighty-five years ago. His intuitive ability to home in on examples of timeless, human conflictsa workingman deciding if he should marry the woman who is to bear his child, an unhappy housewife who seeks love from the towns doctor, an unmarried high school teacher sexually attracted to a pupilmakes this book not only immensely readable but also deeply meaningful. An important influence on Faulkner, Hemingway, and others who were drawn to Andersons innovative format and psychological insights, Winesburg, Ohio deserves a place among the front ranks of our nations finest literary achievements.

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