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.


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


Dinamov, S. “Zhiznennyi put’ Shervuda Andersona.” Internatsional’naia lit-ra, 1935, no. 11.
Howe, I. Sherwood Anderson. Stanford, Calif., 1966.
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"Sherwood Anderson and the Women of Winesburg." In Critical Essays on Sherwood Anderson, edited by David D.
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Sargeson also corresponded with several famous overseas writers such as E.M.Forster, John Lehmann, Sherwood Anderson (whom he greatly admired) and William Plomer.
This Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, from which he earned a doctorate in English, was an authority on fellow Ohio native and writer Sherwood Anderson (no relation), editor of numerous scholarly journals, and author of 37 books, hundreds of articles, plus poems, a novel, and a collection of short stories.
In letters to Pound, Stein, and novelist Sherwood Anderson, whose attention and validation he craved, Hemingway writes to impress, taking significantly more care than in any previous correspondence.
His fiction has received the Nelson Algren Award, the Sherwood Anderson Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares, two O.
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy chose "Winesburg, Ohio" by Sherwood Anderson. "It's a simple and beautiful book," she wrote.
The compression of this poem, as if a story from Hemingway's In Our Time or, better, all of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, had been condensed into 20 lines, is breathtaking.
SHERWOOD ANDERSON'S BEYOND DESIRE (1932) IS NOTABLE FOR ITS criticism of the materialist economy that plagued the workers in the industrial South of the 1930s.
The novel exists so entirely in its particular historical moment that it reads at times like a twenty-first-century parody of the Jazz Age; for example, Judith writes to George to tell him that the "Sherwood Anderson piece" is not finished but "I have an excellent article ready for him on 'Tribal Rites in America' which begins with 'The Golden Bough' and ends with a discussion of the custom of standing up in the seventh inning." This passage is also characteristic of Broun's treatment of baseball throughout the text, as he has an aficionado's love and knowledge of the game that allows him to treat it with both the seriousness and humor it needs to be successful in fiction.
Daniel Nearing s entry in the Flash Forward award, meanwhile, is an adaptation of the collection of short stories, "Winesburg, Ohio", published in 1919 by the influential American author Sherwood Anderson.