Mod Lib Winesburg, Ohio

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Mod Lib Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson

Before Raymond Carver, John Cheever, and Richard Ford, there was Sherwood Anderson, who, with Winesburg, Ohio, charted a new direction in American fiction--evoking with lyrical simplicity quiet moments of epiphany in the lives of ordinary men and women. In a bed, elevated so that he can peer out the window, an old writer contemplates the fluttering of his heart and considers, as if viewing a pageant, the inhabitants of a small midwestern town. Their stories are about loneliness and alienation, passion and virginity, wealth and poverty, thrift and profligacy, carelessness and abandon. 'Nothing quite like it has ever been done in America,' wrote H. L. Mencken. 'It is so vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own.'With Commentary by Sherwood Anderson, Rebecca West, and Hart Crane

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  • Paperback
    $14.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780375753138
    Published: 02/09/2002
    Imprint: Random House USA
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