George Willard is a young reporter on the Winesburg Eagle to whom, one by one, the inhabitants of Winesburg, Ohio, confide their hopes, their dreams, and their fears. This town of friendly but solitary people comes to life as Anderson's special talent exposes the emotional undercurrents that... show more
George Willard is a young reporter on the Winesburg Eagle to whom, one by one, the inhabitants of Winesburg, Ohio, confide their hopes, their dreams, and their fears. This town of friendly but solitary people comes to life as Anderson's special talent exposes the emotional undercurrents that bind its people together. In this timeless cycle of short stories, he lays bare the life of a small town in the American Midwest.
Publish date: September 1st 1992
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Introduction--The Book of the Grotesque--Hands, concerning Wing Biddlebaum--Paper Pills, concerning Doctor Reefy--Mother, concerning Elizabeth Willard--The Philosopher, concerning Doctor Parcival--Nobody Knows, concerning Louise TrunnionGodliness, a Tale in Four Parts:--I, concerning Jesse Bentley--...
"You must begin to dream. From this time on you must shut your ears to the roaring of the voices."At the heart of the city and the people in Winesburg, Ohio is a purity, an optimism that over time becomes tainted, decayed, distorted because of missed opportunities or common mistakes experienced in l...
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