Winesburg, Ohio

Sherwood Anderson - Author

Malcolm Cowley - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140186550 | 256 pages | 01 Sep 1992 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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George Willard is a young reporter on the Winesburg Eagle to whom, one by one, the inhabitants of Winesburg, Ohio, confide their hopes, their dreams, and their fears. This town of friendly but solitary people comes to life as Anderson's special talent exposes the emotional undercurrents that bind its people together. In this timeless cycle of short stories, he lays bare the life of a small town in the American Midwest.
'The only storyteller of his generation who left his mark on the style and vision of the generation that followed . . . Hemingway, Faulkner, Wolfe, Steinbeck, Caldwell, Saroyan, Henry Miller. . . each of these owes an unmistakable debt to Anderson.' - Malcolm Cowley

'Like Dubliners, Winesburg can be read naturalistically, as an account of individuals trapped by social confinement and paralysis, narrow human experience, and the puritanical burdens and guilts of American small-town life . . . Its characters are repositories of the untold, trapped in voyeuristic pain; but direct utterance cannot reveal the truth, the truths being too many’ - Malcolm Bradbury in The Modern American Novel