Still fresh and strikingly contemporary, the stark realism of these stories carefully explores the dreams and emotions of Sherwood Anderson's unforgettable characters. In Death in the Woods, we travel deep into the heart of America as Anderson saw it, to find an introspective man, in a desolate landscape, questioning the very meaning of his world.
|Publisher:||Liveright Publishing Corporation|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
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"Sherwood Anderson's latest stories have always been under appreciated by comparison with his earlier work. Some of the later ones are new ventures, warmly imagined and marred by fumbling but impressive efforts toward complete honesty of expression. Some of the best recollected in this volume that has often been out of print. In particular, the title stillery is one that obsessed him over the years and compelled him to write it in several versions, of which this is the best. It is part of his lasting contribution to American letters."
"Growing up in the Northern Midwest, literature always seem to me to be about distant places. Perhaps the most germinal points in my life is a 15-year old writer at rural agricultural school is when my English teacher gave me all of Sherwood Anderson. Anderson wrote about people that I knew and made me feel that it was possible for me to become a writer. I'm not sure that it would have been possible otherwise. Death in the Woods is a signal junction in Anderson's career and is to my mind one of the finest stories in our language."
"The stories of Death in the Woods have about them an air of "second simplicity." Anderson makes the trite beam with magical freshness, and the unlikely -- familiar and intimate period."
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