Sherwood Anderson

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General Information

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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,

Celebrated on the Illinois State Library, Gwendolyn Brooks Building

"To the tale-teller, you must understand, the telling of the tale is the cutting of the natal cord. When the tale is told it exists outside oneself, and often it is more living than the living man from whom it came" - Sherwood Anderson

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
  • Writer's Diary: 1936-1941, 1987
  • Sherwood Anderson: Early Writings, Kent State University Press, 1989
  • Certain Thioings 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 for Purchase and at Your Library

Windy McPherson's Son

ISBN: 1598185977
Release Date: 2006-10-01

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Marching Men (1917)

ISBN: 0548634785
Release Date: 2007-10-17

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Winesburg, Ohio (Oxford World's Classics)

ISBN: 0199540721
Release Date: 2008-08-01

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Poor White

ISBN: 1604249730
Release Date: 2008-01-28

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Many Marriages

Release Date: 1923-01-01

A Story Teller's Story: The tale of an American writer's journey through his own imaginative world and through the world of facts, with many of his ... (Sweetwater Fiction: Reintroductions)

ISBN: 0472030833
Release Date: 2005-09-01

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The Modern Writer

Release Date: 1925

Dark Laughter

ISBN: 087140205X
Release Date: 1970-03-01

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Sherwood Anderson's notebook;

ASIN: B00085D3NS
Release Date: 1926

Tar: A Mid-West childhood

ASIN: B0006EH8K0
Release Date: 1926

Nearer the grass roots

ISBN: 0848200837
Release Date: 1977

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Perhaps Women

Release Date: 1931

Kit Brandon;

ASIN: B000859BYI
Release Date: 1936

Home Town

ISBN: 0911858113
Release Date: 1968-06

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San Francisco at Christmas

Release Date: 1941

Lives of Animals

ISBN: 0871910071
Release Date: 1966-07

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Literary Awards

In 1990, his name was engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures.

External Links

Sherwood Anderson on WorldCat

Sherwood Anderson on Amazon

Website: The Sherwood Anderson Collection, Virginia Tech University Libraries

Website: Classical Authors Directory: Sherwood Anderson

Website: Wikipedia entry for Sherwood Anderson


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