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Dark Laughter Themes & Social Concerns

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This detailed literature summary also contains Adaptations on Dark Laughter by Sherwood Anderson.

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Winesburg, Ohio (1919), which Anderson subtitled, "A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life," sketches the story of a large cast of characters; Dark Laughter, in contrast, probes the reflections of three people: Bruce Dudley, his boss Fred Grey, and Fred's wife Aline Grey.

Dudley, a dreamer and a journalist with ambitions to write something serious, feels he is going nowhere with his newspaper job in Chicago. His wife is wrapped up in her own career as a writer. One day he simply decides to reject the present and walks out of his job and marriage to return to the simple, small-town life in Old Harbor, on the Ohio River, where he had lived as a boy. He lands a job in a wheel factory owned by Fred Grey. Here he works with a seasoned hand at wheel painting named Sponge Martin. Sponge was once a master carriage painter...

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