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Winesburg, Ohio Summary
Sherwood Anderson

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Winesburg, Ohio Summary


Winesburg, Ohio was Sherwood Anderson's breakthrough work, the one that first gained widespread attention for him as an artist, although it was years before he would produce a best seller. He was forty-two when it was published, with two novels published previously that had received little interest from the reading public.

According to the story that Anderson would later relate in his Memoirs, the book started one night when he was living by himself in a run-down rooming house in Chicago, in 1915: it was a place full of would-be artists, and Anderson, who was supporting himself by writing advertising copy, sat down one December evening and, almost miraculously, produced the story "Hands" in one sitting. In the version he often told, the story came out exactly as he wanted it and he never changed a word, although researchers have since turned up drafts that show substantial differences.

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