Sherwood Anderson


Born
in Camden, Ohio, The United States
September 13, 1876

Died
March 08, 1941

Genre

Influences


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 and novelist. Although none of his novels was wholly successful, several of his short stories have become classics. Anderson was a major influence on the generation of American writers who came after him. These writers included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner. Anderson thus occupies a place in literary history that cannot
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Winesburg, Ohio

3.84 avg rating — 30,671 ratings — published 1919 — 612 editions
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The Egg and Other Stories

3.94 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 1921 — 3 editions
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Death in the Woods and Othe...

3.89 avg rating — 423 ratings — published 1924 — 12 editions
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Poor White

3.70 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 1920 — 89 editions
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Hands

3.73 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1919 — 2 editions
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Triumph of the Egg

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I Want to Know Why

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Dark Laughter

3.15 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1925 — 26 editions
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Death in the Woods

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More books by Sherwood Anderson…
“Dare to be strong and courageous. That is the road. Venture anything.”
Sherwood Anderson

“I am a lover and have not found my thing to love.”
Sherwood Anderson

“Love is like a wind stirring the grass beneath trees on a black night,' he had said. 'You must not try to make love definite. It is the divine accident of life. If you try to be definite and sure about it and to live beneath the trees, where soft night winds blow, the long hot day of disappointment comes swiftly and the gritty dust from passing wagons gathers upon lips inflamed and made tender by kisses.”
Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio

Polls

May 2020 Group New School Classic Poll

White Fang by Jack London, 1906, 252 pages
 
  90 votes, 27.4%

 
  87 votes, 26.4%

 
  42 votes, 12.8%

 
  42 votes, 12.8%

Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar, 1963, 564 pages
 
  26 votes, 7.9%

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, 1984, 367 pages
 
  25 votes, 7.6%

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, 1919, 240 pages
 
  17 votes, 5.2%

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