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Hello towns!

3.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  5 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 339 pages
Published January 28th 1970 by P. P. Appel (first published 1970)
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MERM
May 08, 2014 MERM rated it really liked it
You have to take this book for what it is and not for what it's not. It's not a novel. Don't expect to be swept away by rich characters and outrageous plot lines. If you appreciate everything that Sherwood Anderson did for American Literature, READ THIS BOOK. It is the prime example why Anderson is the most unaffected writer America has ever produced. His editorials are gold.
Oakley
Sep 17, 2008 Oakley rated it liked it
Hello Towns is another side of Anderson. He bought a farm in rural Va. and decided to buy the both town papers (republican and democrat) as well. This is a care free compilation of those writings. It can get a bit dry, but that is what makes it unique. The author has to report on the most mundane matters and try to add some life to them. After the 50th report on the decisions at a local Kiwanis meeting or events at a bake sale you can really feel what it would be like to live in a small town wit ...more
Michael Staat
Dec 10, 2008 Michael Staat rated it liked it
This little book is sadly out of print, much like Sherwood's other works. This one's certainly a unique work. The book is a contemplation of Anderson's articles he wrote for a small-town newspaper he owned. He manages to breathe some life into even the most mundane of news. I wouldn't go out of my way to find this book, but it certainly is a fascinating one. Fascinating portrait of a small town and it's people.
AC
Apr 12, 2008 AC rated it it was ok
Taken from his work with a couple of newspapers (it consists of essays/articles and some accompanying photographs), this is roughly a makeshift documentation of poor and rural America and Americans in and around the depression era. It succeeds as a casual read for some snippets of life but it isn't concentrated enough to be a collection of essays nor focused enough to server as a commentary of any sorts.
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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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