Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life



A Cycle Of Short Stories Concerning Life In A Small Town At The End Of The Nineteenth Century At The Center Is George Willard, A Young Reporter Who Becomes The Confidant Of The Town S Solitary Figures Anderson S Stories Influenced Countless American Writers Including Hemingway, Faulkner, Updike, Oates And Carver This New Edition Corrects Errors Made In Earlier Editions And Takes Into Account Major Criticism And Textual Scholarship Of The Last Several Decades.Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life

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  • Hardcover
  • 238 pages
  • Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life
  • Sherwood Anderson
  • Romanian
  • 11 September 2017

10 thoughts on “Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life

  1. says:

    zut, alors i don t even know where to begin i had such a complicated reaction to this book am i the only person who didn t find this depressing this book is life it is tender and gentle and melancholy and real not everything works out according to plan here, but what ever does that s not necessarily depressing, it s just a reality that can either be moped over and dwelled upon, or accepted and moved on from this is the emotional truth of life we don t understand our urges, we make bad decisions, we work hard to no great end and no one notices, but sherwood anderson noticed this book is us amplified life gets all of us it is the struggle to be understood, the struggle to not get lost in the crowd to make a noise that someone hears these characters are believed, cared for, delicately rendered by anderson to really get to the core of human shortcomings i apologize in advance this might become my most oddly formatted book review ever, just because i can t stop free associating with the way i am feeling from this damn book that i didn t even like from the outset, but as the stories prog...

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    Only the few know the sweetness of the twisted apples. When you stop and listen, life is a brilliant cacophony of love and pain, where we are all struggling to shed the shackles of loneliness and stand full and actualized in a society that never bothers to truly look into our hearts Sherwood Anderson s gorgeous Winesburg, Ohio, which beautifully blurs the line between a collection of short stories and a novel, is a testament to the loneliness in our hearts, and delivers a pessimistic, yet ultimately uplifting, account of the ways in which we can be eternally trapped in internal strife by none other than our own hands Many people must live and die alone, even in Winesburg, Anderson writes, setting his tales within the comfortable boundaries of an idyllic small town the type of quiet, peaceful place where everyone knows one another that are often glorified in early 20th century American literature yet diving deep within the populations hearts to examine the depths of solitude and sorrow that exist in even the most idealized and comfortable of surroundings This book came to me at what seemed like the exact time in which I could appreciate it to the fullest, a time when presenting the golden core of existance through montages of melancholy and sorrow would be the perfect way to take hold of my heart and lift me free of my own burdens and into literary bliss Despite the increasing ability to interact on a global scale during which the book is set,...

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    Winesburg, Ohio A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life, Sherwood Anderson A cycle of short stories concerning life in a small town at the end of the nineteenth century At the center is George Willard, a young reporter who becomes the confidant of the town s solitary figures Anderson s stories influenced countless American writers including Hemingway, Faulkner, Updike, Oates and Carver This new edition corrects errors made in earlier editions and takes into account major criticism and textual...

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    A beautiful, melancholy song to small town loneliness and despair to the fragile bonds that tie neighbors together and the vivid lives and heartfelt personal dramas that pulse beneath the surface of ordinary affairs This was once a book I carried with me everywhere, a book I tried and failed to emulate in my own writing, and a book whose sentences I d whisper to myself to catch something of their hypnotic cadences It s easy to see how...

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    Holy Moley Virginia Woolf finds the very caverns leading to hell Sherwood Anderson makes miscellaneous dips in the very depths of actual fire the residents of Winesburg all live there They are the ghosts of the living Anecdotes in Winesburg devoid of time or protagonist are juicy with implication and horrific details They are grave, all of them portends of certain annihilation and the never ending stasis of existence What you will see in this unforgettable experiment and ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS out there where for the first time it is proposed that literature itself is dangerous, that printed material can be lethal traumas, superstition and tradition downfalls, nepotism, patricide, misogyny, incest, homosexuality, false promises and doom examples of mothers going through her son s things in the sure makings of the Norman Bates legend motifs of hands, of mothers, of homecomings, of back alleys apes like Flannery O Connor s Wise Blood , surplus of churches, of nature itself birds bats in rebellion moments of intense rapture in full Joan of Arc scariness characters creating themselves, in that tricky but amazing Quixotean trick.This trippy and soul churning fantasia is a true EXPERIENCE The narrative voice is poetic almost clinical about the characters themselves judgmen...

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    El amor es como un viento que agita la hierba debajo de los rboles en una noche oscura le hab a dicho No debe usted tratar de convertirlo en algo definido Es un accidente divino que ocurre a veces en la vida Si trata usted de definirlo y tenerlo por seguro y de vivir bajo los rboles, donde sopla la suave brisa nocturna, llegar enseguida el largo d a del desenga o y la seca polvareda que levantan los carros cubrir los labios inflamados por los besos. Lo que volv a grotesca a la gente eran las verdades El anciano ten a una teor a muy elaborada al respecto En su opini n, siempre que alguien se apropiaba de una verdad, la llamaba su verdad y trataba de regir su vida por ella, se convert a en un ser grotesco y la verdad que hab a abrazado se transformaba en una falsedad. Narraci n de vivencias secretas, de oscuros y di fanos v nculos, Winesburg, Ohio constituye un acercamiento delicado, sutil, po tico y en ocasiones tambi n brutal y descarnado, a unos personajes que nunca dejamos de amar c mo olvidar, por ejemplo, al doctor Reefy y su relaci n con Elizabeth Willard Galer a de locos y cuerdos, de sabidur a y necedad, seres que hacen de sus privadas alegr as y rec nditos padecimientos la cumbre de la heroicidad, testigos callados que habita...

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    AKA Goddamn you, George WillardMy apologies to you, goodreads bandwagonyou re going to have to make room for one This book is bittersweet like therapy, like sweating out a lifetime s worth of drugs and drink in a mentholly sauna room, like looking through a photo album from a decade or so ago when you thought you knew who you were but you had no ideaand still probably don t Well, neither do the folks in Winesburg, Ohio I loved, sympathized with and related to each individual, even down to that pervy preacher who just needs to get over that Jesus shit and let himself wank it guilt free His voyeuristic position is a perfect illustration of how it feels to read this series of shortslike you re crouched in a dark room peeping across the way into the windows of each character and using your Sookie Stackhouse powers to penetrate their most personal of personal thoughts Their most glorious private poetry...

  8. says:

    Fuck, I loved this bookI loved its drab mood, and existential feel.I loved the descriptive writing, and the small town, midwest setting, with the seasons and people changing, but life in general, staying the same.I loved the wild brilliance to the endings.More than anything, and what made this novel truly special to me, was its insight into the raw emotions and psychological underpinnings of people s inner worlds Reading this felt like peering into human nature.I loved the depth of characters their being out of place, hoping, secretly yearning for Heck yeah, they have crises going on we all do, and we gain from learning from the particular personal crises told of in this book A main reason for this is exactly because most of these characters are different To use Sherwood s word, they re grotesques Even the characters that seem normal to the rest of the community are actually stewing with emotion deep inside I m going to get personal here for a second I ve been a grotesque It s true When I was in high school my face was covered in acne and so red from massive dosages of Accutane, I looked like a freak I m not exaggerating it was so bad it made me an outcast for than a year During that time I was withdrawn, paranoid, I thought of death and God constantly I lost most of my friends, and what new friends I ha...

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    Winesburg, Ohio, is certainly the geographical ancestor of David Lynch s Twin Peaks, Washington, and Lumberton, North Carolina Blue Velvet not so much for its omens of severed ears and one armed men, but for its wealth of turbulent emotion e.g., rage, despair, lust, contempt all the good ones, really concealed behind a picturesque scrim of small town American life Yeah, the shopworn theme of middle class American repression has been done to death Sam Mendes s American Beauty may have seemed its trite little death knell but the masters always manage to make it fresh and insightful And let s not forget, naysayers, that Sherwood Anderson published this, his masterpiece, in 1919 That s right Ninety years ago, and I guarantee that it s a helluva lot modern, in language and sensibility, than some of the stuff being written today If it weren t for the talk of carriages and Butch Wheeler lighting the street lamps, you might not even guess at its age at all It s had literary Botox or something One of my new favorite books of all time, Winesburg, Ohio is also the longest shortest book I have ever read in my life which isn t to say that it s tedious or verbose or difficult, but that each short story in this compilation of character sketches about Winesburg residents contains so incredibly much, that the emotional weight of thr...

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    July 2010Hey, Winesburg, Ohio You got a minute There s something I want to talk to you about.Look, we ve been reading each other for a few weeks now, and I think we ve both had a good time I m glad we decided to move slowly You re a collection of short stories and, however linked those stories were, I wanted to take the time to appreciate each one It seemed like the right thing to do And it was You re an amazing book, full of passion and life, an old fashioned kind of gal Really charmingBut, as you ve probably noticed, something isn t right I haven t been completely attentive to your needs, and I ve been really distracted lately heck, there were those times I disappeared for days at a time and this past week seemed, well, a bit rushed, like I was trying to make up for something I know you re confused But I want you to know you ve done nothing wrong Thing is well, thing is, there s something important I need to tell you I ve been reading other books.Honestly, Winesburg, Ohio, it s not you, it s me Really I m not really a one book kind of guy I m sorry, I know, I know, I should have told you before we got together, but well I m not really good at being exclusive I like variety You might even say I m polybiblioamorous, if that s even a proper term It s just who I am And the other books I was reading the same time we were together there were a few, I m sorry, I shouldve said something but those other books, they were, they were just so powerful I was w...

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