Hemingway, Faulkner, Updike and Carver all rated Anderson. After reading the thriftily evoked lives of the residents of Winesberg Ohio, you will too.
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SARA WHEELER
'He was the father of my generation of American writers and the tradition of American writing' William Faulkner
This timeless cycle of short stories lays bare the life of a small town in the American Midwest. The central character is George Willard, a young reporter on the WINESBURG EAGLE to whom, one by one, the town's inhabitants confide their hopes, their dreams, and their fears. The town of friendly but solitary people comes to life as Anderson's special talent exposes the emotional undercurrants that bind its people together.
“Winesburg, Ohio, is no mere period piece but a book that helped redirect the course of American literature”
“An often ironic but always clear-eyed and sharp look at the residents of his fictional town... If there were a required reading list for Americans, this one would be near the top”
“A landmark in American literature”
Calgary Herald (Canada)