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No Swank

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A collection of 17 essays by Sherwood Anderson most of which had been published elsewhere prior to inclusion in No Swank.
Hardcover, 130 pages
Published 1934 by Centaur Press
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Oleg Kagan
May 27, 2013 Oleg Kagan rated it liked it
Most people aren't aware that in addition to being famous for his short stories, Sherwood Anderson was also a fairly active essayist. No Swank brings together 17 essays - most previously published elsewhere - that range, amazingly, from masterful to barely readable.

"Meeting Ring Lardner", the first essay in the book is a sketch of the well-known writer in a few well-strung anecdotes. This is the style Anderson is comfortable with (it's the way he writes his short stories), and it works. "Death
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Sherwood Anderson was an American writer who was mainly known for his short stories, most notably the collection Winesburg, Ohio. That work's influence on American fiction was profound, and its literary voice can be heard in Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, Erskine Caldwell and others.

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Sherwood Anderson, (1876-1941), was an American short-story writer a
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