Winesburg, Ohio

  • Type: Books
  • By: Sherwood Anderson
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Melissa C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 0375753133
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Anderson conveys, in simple everyday language, the struggles and loneliness that plague life in Winesburg, Ohio.

The Modernist Classic Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson is a character driven compilation of quirky interrelated stories that capture small town life in Middle America. In each chapter he introduces the people that make up the town giving details about their past and their present, connecting each through the character of George Willard, a newspaper reporter.

It not only represents a transition in literary style, but it is a glimpse at the coming of age of George Willard and a country on the edge of industrialism. I highly recommend this pivotal book in American literature to anyone that likes Hemingway, Steinbeck, or Salinger and to anyone interested in small town America.