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Winesburg, Ohio | [Sherwood Anderson]

Winesburg, Ohio

A timeless collection of short stories about an imaginary small town, unified by the presence of Winesburg Eagle reporter George Willard, Winesburg, Ohio is, as H.L. Mencken said upon it's publication in 1919, "vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own."
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A timeless collection of short stories about an imaginary small town, unified by the presence of Winesburg Eagle reporter George Willard, Winesburg, Ohio is, as H.L. Mencken said upon it's publication in 1919, "vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own."

Presented here by the leading lights of modern American letters, Winesburg, Ohio reverberates with the passion of both Sherwood Anderson and the many writers whom he has influenced.

© and (P)2002 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.

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    Shannon Chicago, IL, United States 02-08-08
    Shannon Chicago, IL, United States 02-08-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Good stories, amateur narration"

    I had never heard of this book or this author, but found it on a college reading list and decided to investigate. The stories are about the people in a small town some time around the turn of the 20th century. The stories seem quite well-written, only somewhat dated, and many of the characters and events in one story will connect with the characters and events in another. The five story arc of "Godliness" is unforgettable. Unfortunately, it appears that the narrators (a different one for each story) were selected because they were authors, rather than because they had any talent for narration. None of them is good, many of them are adequate, some of them are barely tolerable. In another annoying move, the authors discuss the book and its stories, but the discussion is placed at the end of the book, and the authors frequently don't say which story they are discussing, which makes their comments ("My story really shows development of character") difficult to follow. I can't understand why the producers chose these readers, but since I see there are two other versions of this book available, I suggest you try one of the others.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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