Saturday, October 09, 2004

Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson was born in Camden, Ohio. He served in the Spanish-American war for awhile and then returned to Ohio to become the manager of a paint store. He was not happy with the way his life was, so he left his family and his job, moved to Chicago and began his journey writing short stories. Most of his short stories consisted of small town life, which he became most famous for, especially in his 1919 collection of stories, Winesburg, Ohio. Anderson continued to write short stories, mostly concerning the despair, boredom, and loneliness of living and growing up in a small town. After writing short stories for most of his lift he picked up and moved to Virginia where be bought two newspapers, one democrat and one republican, which he spent the rest of his life editing.


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