Sherwood Anderson

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General Information

Celebrated on the Illinois State Library Gwendolyn Brooks Building

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Name: Sherwood Anderson

Pen Name: None

Genre:Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry

Born: September 13, 1876 in Camden, Ohio

Died: March 8, 1941 in Panama
Image Credit: The Sherwood Anderson Collection, (twm_oo8.jpg), Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,

Illinois Connection

Anderson worked as an advertising copywriter in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sherwood Anderson was an important figure in the Chicago Renaissance, the movement that attracted world-wide attention to Chicago as a literary center around the time of the First World War. He was an important novelist, short story writer, essayist, poet and dramatist. He is most notable for his short stories, a number of which draw upon his Chicago experiences. Collections include Wintesburg, Ohio (1919), The Triumph of the Egg (1921), Horses and Men (1923) and Death in the Woods (1933). Novels include Poor White (1920), Dark Laughter (1925) and Beyond Desire (1932).

Published Works

  • Windy McPherson's Son, John Lane Company, 1916
  • Marching Men, John Lane Company, 1917
  • Winesburg, Ohio, B.W. Huebsch, 1919
  • Poor White, B.W. Huebsch, 1920
  • The Triumph of the Egg, B.W. Huebsch, 1921
  • Horses and Men, B.W. Huebsch, 1921
  • Many Marriages, B.W. Huebsch, 1923
  • A Story-Teller's Story, B.W. Huebsch, 1924
  • Modern Writer, Lantern Press, 1925
  • Dark Laughter, Boni & Liveright, 1925
  • Sherwood Anderson's Notebook, Boni & Liveright, 1926
  • Tar, A Midwest Childhood, Boni & Liverright, 1926
  • Hello Towns, Horace Liveright, 1929
  • Alice: the Lost Novel, E. Matthews Marrot, 1929
  • Nearer the Grass Roots, Westgate Press, 1929
  • Perhaps Women, H. Liveright, 1931
  • Beyond Desire, Boni & Liveright, 1932
  • Death in the Woods and Other Stories, Boni & Liveright, 1933
  • No Swank, The Centaur Press, 1934
  • Puzzled America, Scribner, 1935
  • Kit Brandon, C. Scribner's Sons, 1936
  • Dreiser: A Biography, 1936
  • Home Town, Alliance Book Corporation, 1940
  • San Francisco at Christmas, Quercus, 1941
  • Sherwood Anderson's Memoirs, Harcourt, Brace, 1942

Published posthumously:

  • Lives of Animals, Creative Co, 1966
  • Return to Winesburg, Ohio, University of North Carolina Press, 1967
  • Sherwood Anderson, the Writer at His Craft, P. P. Appel, 1979
  • The Teller's Tale, Union College Press, 1983
  • The Sherwood Anderson Diaries: 1936-1941, 1987
  • Sherwood Anderson: Early Writings, Kent State University Press, 1989
  • Certain Things Last: The Selected Short Stories of Sherwood Anderson, Thunder's Mouth Press, 1995
  • Southern Odyssey: Selected Writings by Sherwood Anderson, University of Georgia Press, 1997

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

  • Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990
  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012

External Links

Sherwood Anderson on WorldCat

The Sherwood Anderson Collection, Virginia Tech University Libraries

Classical Authors Directory: Sherwood Anderson


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