Monday, October 04, 2004

Sherwood Anderson

The story we read for class is the only one by Sherwood Anderson that I know but I enjoyed the style in which it was written. Anderson provides us with a first person account and reminds of us this by having this person tell the story to another. This raises the interesting question of whether or not we believe the charcater's telling of events and his own motivations. Who is he telling the story to and what is at stake? Why might the character choose to lie about his story? Every piece of writing should evoke these questions, but I always find it particularly intriguing when and author draws attention to it, the most notable example probably being in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."

This site has some great links to info about the author and some of his works online. It also has a timeline of his life.


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