Death in the Woods | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Mary Rohrberger

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Death in the Woods.
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Critical Essay by Mary Rohrberger

SOURCE: “The Man, the Boy, and the Myth: Sherwood Anderson's ‘Death in the Woods’”, in Midcontinent American Studies Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall, 1962, pp. 48–54.

In the following essay, Rohrberger offers a symbolic reading of “Death in the Woods,” which, according to Rohrberger, alludes to ancient myths of death and rebirth, as the narrator's recollection of past events harkens back to a prehistoric antecedent and the depths of civilization itself.

Sherwood Anderson's “Death in the Woods” is, as Irving Howe notes, “bare as a winter tree,” but “marvelously rich in substance,”1 for beneath the surface level of narration and by means of a pattern of symbols Anderson ponders the ultimate reality of life and...

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