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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sherwood Anderson  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: September 13, 1876 in Camden, Ohio

Died: March 8, 1941 in Panama


-- The Sherwood Anderson Collection, Virginia Tech University Libraries -- http://spec.lib.vt.edu/anderson/
-- Classical Authors Directory: Sherwood Anderson -- http://authorsdirectory.com/biography_online_book_portrait_picture/a_authors_sherwood_anderson.shtml
-- Sherwood Anderson on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=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).


Awards


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

Selected Titles At Your Library

A story teller's story :
ISBN: 0472030833. OCLC Number: 60402204

University of Michigan Press,. .

A story teller's story :
ISBN: 143850151X. OCLC Number: 328107443

[Book Jungle],. .

BEYOND DESIRE.
ISBN: 1473303265. OCLC Number: 959036185

READ Books,. .

Certain things last :
ISBN: 1568580223. OCLC Number: 31754435

Four Walls Eight Windows,. .

An anthology of thirty stories from previously unpublished manuscripts and earlier collections features the uniquely American vision of loneliness by the author who elevated short fiction from the conventionality of popular magazines and shaped it into individual expression.

Certain things last :
ISBN: 0941423859. OCLC Number: 26014752

Four Walls Eight Windows,. .

Until now there has never been a selection of Anderson's best short fiction. Certain Things Last is the first one-volume edition of Anderson's stories. But what makes this book truly remarkable is that five of Anderson's very best stories appear in print here for the first time. They are: "Certain Things Last," "Fred," "The Red Dog," "Mrs. Wife," and "The Masterpiece." The discovery of these new stories makes Certain Things Last an unprecedented publishing event. The short story, not the novel or autobiography, was the form in which Sherwood Anderson excelled. And the American short story probably owes more to Sherwood Anderson than to any other American writer. It was Anderson who wrested short fiction from the upbeat conventionality of the popular magazines of the 1920s and '30s and molded it to express the isolation of individual people.

Dark Laughter
ISBN: 087140205X. OCLC Number: 468739192

Boni & Liveright. .

DARK LAUGHTER.
ISBN: 1781398321. OCLC Number: 999441616

BENEDICTION CLASSICS,. .

Great American short stories I.
ISBN: 1561030104. OCLC Number: 32134124

Lake Education,. .

HELLO TOWNS.
ISBN: 1473303281. OCLC Number: 959036249

READ Books,. .

Home town /
ISBN: 0911858113. OCLC Number: 1602049

P.P. Appel,. .

Horses and men /
ISBN: 0742655016. OCLC Number: 314182858

Classic Books,. .

KIT BRANDON - A PORTRAIT.
ISBN: 1473303303. OCLC Number: 959034611

READ Books,. .

Literature :
ISBN: 0673150097. OCLC Number: 2830011

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Lives of animals.
ISBN: 0871910071. OCLC Number: 948799244

Creative Co,. .

Many marriages
ISBN: 0810811227. OCLC Number: 3706429

Scarecrow Press,. .

Marching Men
ISBN: 9788892536357. OCLC Number: 956711093

. .

Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 - March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose to become a successful copywriter and business owner in Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio. In 1912, Anderson had a nervous breakdown that led him to abandon his business and family to become a writer. At the time, he moved to Chicago and was eventually married three more times. His most enduring work is the short-story sequence Winesburg, Ohio, which launched his career. Throughout the 1920s, Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry. Though his books sold reasonably well, Dark Laughter (1925), a novel inspired by Anderson's time in New Orleans during the 1920s, was the only bestseller of his career. He may be most remembered for his influential effect on the next generation of young writers, as he inspired William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe. He helped gain publication for Faulkner and Hemingway (font: Wikipedia)

Nearer the grass roots /
ISBN: 0848200837. OCLC Number: 3034640

Norwood Editions,. .

Nearer the Grass Roots. The american county fair. Perhaps Women. No Swank
ISBN: 4653007683. OCLC Number: 254121425

Rinsen Book Co.,. .

PERHAPS WOMAN.
ISBN: 1473303338. OCLC Number: 959034612

READ Books,. .

Perhaps women.
ISBN: 0911858059. OCLC Number: 74101

P.P. Appel,. .

Poor white
ISBN: 1604249730. OCLC Number: 1073297476

Book jungle. .

Poor White
ISBN: 9781508024576. OCLC Number: 1066695724

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Dodo Collections brings you another classic from Sherwood Anderson, 'Poor White.It is the story of an inventor, Hugh McVey, who rises from poverty on the bank of the Mississippi River. The novel shows the influence of industrialism on the rural heartland of America. Hugh McVey was born in a little hole of a town stuck on a mud bank on the western shore of the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri. It was a miserable place in which to be born. With the exception of a narrow strip of black mud along the river, the land for ten miles back from the town - called in derision by river men Mudcat Landing - was almost entirely worthless and unproductive. The soil, yellow, shallow and stony, was tilled, in Hugh's time, by a race of long gaunt men who seemed as exhausted and no-account as the land on which they lived. They were chronically dis-couraged, and the merchants and artisans of the town were in the same state. The merchants, who ran their stores - poor tumble-down ramshackle affairs - on the credit system, could not get pay for the goods they handed out over their counters and the artisans, the shoemakers, carpenters and harnessmakers, could not get pay for the work they did. Only the town's two saloons prospered. The saloon keepers sold their wares for cash and, as the men of the town and the farmers who drove into town felt that without drink life was unbearable, cash always could be found for the purpose of getting drunk. Anderson was born on Sept. 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio. He never finished high school because he had to work to support his family. By 1912, he was the successful manager of a paint factory in Elyria, Ohio, and the father of three children by the first of his four wives. In 1912, Anderson deserted his family and job. In early 1913, he moved to Chicago, where he devoted more time to his imaginative writing. He became a heroic model for younger writers because he broke with what they considered to be American materialism and convention to commit himself to art.by their own limitations.

Puzzled America.
ISBN: 0911858075. OCLC Number: 72774

P.P. Appel,. .

Sherwood Anderson :
ISBN: 0873383745. OCLC Number: 18557238

Kent State University Press,. .

Sherwood Anderson :
ISBN: 9781598532043. OCLC Number: 796756211

Library of America :. .

In the winter of 1912, Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) abruptly left his office and spent three days wandering through the Ohio countryside, a victim of nervous exhaustion. Over the next few years, abandoning his family and his business, he resolved to become a writer. Novels and poetry followed, but it was with the story collection Winesburg, Ohio that he found his ideal form, remaking the American short story for the modern era. Hart Crane, one of the first to recognize Anderson's genius, quickly hailed his accomplishment.

SHERWOOD ANDERSON'S NOTEBOOK.
ISBN: 1473303346. OCLC Number: 959035944

READ Books,. .

Sherwood Andersons Memoirs
ISBN: 4653007713. OCLC Number: 254121905

Rinsen Book Co.,. .

Southern odyssey :
ISBN: 082031899X. OCLC Number: 35174845

University of Georgia Press,. .

"The best of Sherwood Anderson's writings about the region where he spent the last sixteen years of his life. In more than forty selections of journalism and fiction, Anderson explores the people and problems of the South."

TAR - A MIDWEST CHILDHOOD.
ISBN: 1473303354. OCLC Number: 959035256

READ Books,. .

The Best American short stories, 1979
ISBN: 0395277698. OCLC Number: 5733525

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Short stories of 1979.

The modern writer
ISBN: 0841429928. OCLC Number: 2767785

Folcroft Library Editions,. .

The Sherwood Anderson diaries, 1936-1941 /
ISBN: 0820309087. OCLC Number: 14165519

University of Georgia Press,. .

The teller's tales /
ISBN: 091275608X. OCLC Number: 9550733

Union College Press,. .

Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions From American Life in Tales and Poems.
ISBN: 1473350077. OCLC Number: 976394218

Read Books Ltd.,. .

Windy McPherson's son
ISBN: 1598185977. OCLC Number: 85778058

Hard Press. .

Windy McPherson's Son.
ISBN: 1473350107. OCLC Number: 976396532

Read Books Ltd.,. .

Winesburg, Ohio /
ISBN: 0199540721. OCLC Number: 223948215

Oxford University Press,. .

Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small town at the end of the nineteenth century.

Winesburg, Ohio.
ISBN: 9781974923816. OCLC Number: 1047937261

Dreamscape Media,. .