Winesburg, Ohio

ISBN-10: 055321439X

ISBN-13: 9780553214390

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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 From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction
The Tales and the Persons
The Book of the Grotesque
Hands-concerning Wing Biddlebaum
Paper Pills-concerning Doctor Reefy
Mother-concerning Elizabeth Willard
The Philosopher-concerning Doctor Parcival
Nobody Knows-concerning Louise Trunnion
Godliness, a Tale in Four Parts
Concerning Jesse Bentley
Also concerning Jesse Bentley
Surrender-concerning Louise Bentley
Terror-concerning David Hardy
A Man of Ideas-concerning Joe Welling
Adventure-concerning Alice Hindman
Respectability-concerning Wash Williams
The Thinker-concerning Seth Richmond
Tandy-concerning Tandy Hard
The Strength of God-concerning the Reverend Curtis Hartman
The Teacher-concerning Kate Swift
Loneliness-concerning Enoch Robinson
An Awakening-concerning Belle Carpenter
"Queer"-concerning Elmer Cowley
The Untold Lie-concerning Ray Pearson
Drink-concerning Tom Foster
Death-concerning Doctor Reefy and Elizabeth Willard
Sophistication-concerning Helen White
Departure-concerning George Willard
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