Sherwood Anderson


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Anderson, Sherwood

 

Born Sept. 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio; died Mar. 8, 1941, in Colón, Panama. American writer.

Anderson was a soldier, factory manager, publisher, and editor. In 1916 he published the novel Windy McPherson’s Son. His collections of stories Winesburg, Ohio (1919, Russian translation 1925), The Triumph of the Egg (1921, Russian translation 1925), and Horses and Men (1923, Russian translation 1926) brought him literary fame. In these collections he realistically depicts spiritually impoverished American backwaters. In his novels Many Marriages (1923), Dark Laughter (1925), and Beyond Desire (1932, Russian translation 1933) he expressed sympathy for the working class.

WORKS

Plays. New York, 1937.
Portable Sherwood Anderson. Edited by Horace Gregory. [New York,] 1949.
In Russian translation: Rasskazy. Moscow-Leningrad, 1959.

REFERENCES

Dinamov, S. “Zhiznennyi put’ Shervuda Andersona.” Internatsional’naia lit-ra, 1935, no. 11.
Howe, I. Sherwood Anderson. Stanford, Calif., 1966.
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1941 Fallece, en Colon, Panama, el novelista Sherwood Anderson autor de Winesburg, Ohio, a la edad de 64 anos.
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In the United States of America, writers as diverse as Herman Melville and Sherwood Anderson understood the perils of such fundamentalism and demagoguery, and Ralph Waldo Emerson urged with forbearance and insight that a society be judged not by its majority but by its minority and by those it pushes to its margins.
Irving Howe in The Achievement of Sherwood Anderson