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Abcarian, Richard. "Innocence and Experience in Winesburg, Ohio." University Review, Vol. 35, Winter, 1968, pp. 95-105.

Considers the wastefulness of human life to be the central focus of Anderson's novel.

Asselineau, Roger. "Beyond Realism: Sherwood Anderson's Transcendalist Aesthetics," The Transcendentalist Constant in American Literature, New York University Press, 1980, pp. 124-36.

Argues that each story in the novel is lyrical poetry.

Baker, Carlos. "Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg: A Reprise," The Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 48, Autumn, 1972, pp. 568-79.

States that the themes of quest and suppression, not sexuality, unite the stories.

Boyd, Ernest. Introduction to Winesburg, Ohio, Modern Library, 1919.

Theorizes that the novel is a depiction of rebellion against American society.

Dewey, Joseph. "No God in The Sky and No God in Myself: 'Godliness' and Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Modern Fiction Studies, Summer, 1981, pp. 251-59.

Jesse Bentley unlocks the puritan vision of life for George Willard.

Gross, Barry. "The Revolt That Wasn't: The Legacies...

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