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.

From PBS.org:
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 — 29,816 ratings — published 1919 — 589 editions
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Death in the Woods and Othe...

3.90 avg rating — 396 ratings — published 1924 — 12 editions
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The Egg and Other Stories

3.93 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 1921 — 3 editions
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Hands

3.79 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 1919 — 2 editions
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Poor White

3.71 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 1920 — 87 editions
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Cuentos de mujeres solas

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Triumph of the Egg

3.88 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2015 — 95 editions
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Dark Laughter

3.14 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 1925 — 24 editions
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The Portable Sherwood Anderson

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4.12 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1949 — 7 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

March 2016 New School Group Read

1950, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, 182 pages
 
  26 votes, 12.8%

1987, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, 296 pages
 
  25 votes, 12.3%

1972, Watership Down by Richard Adams, 481 pages
 
  20 votes, 9.9%

1965, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, 343 pages
 
  20 votes, 9.9%

 
  15 votes, 7.4%

1955, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 307 pages
 
  14 votes, 6.9%

1963, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, 179 pages
 
  12 votes, 5.9%

1928, Orlando by Virginia Woolf, 228 pages
 
  11 votes, 5.4%

1987, Beloved by Toni Morrison, 324 pages
 
  11 votes, 5.4%

 
  9 votes, 4.4%

 
  9 votes, 4.4%

1919, Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, 240 pages
 
  8 votes, 3.9%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  8 votes, 3.9%

1958, The Tin Drum by Günter Grass, 567 pages
 
  5 votes, 2.5%

1920, Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, 1168 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.0%

 
  2 votes, 1.0%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.0%

1949, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, 342 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.0%

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