Books Like Sophistication by Sherwood Anderson | Suggesting Reading

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A Story-Teller's Story  (1924) by Sherwood Anderson is a semi-autobiographical work in which the author outlines his journey as a writer and artist in the early twentieth century.

James Joyce's A Portrait Of The Artist as A Young Man (1916) portrays the development of Stephen Dedalus, an Irish man, from childhood to his leaving a Roman Catholic seminary. Stephen is a writer, as George is, and this novel depicts Stephen's departure for the larger world.

Ernest Hemingway's The Torrents of Spring (1926) is a satirical novel which ridicules Anderson's simple, small-town prose, as well as his focus on common folk.

William Graham Sumner's Folkways (1907) is a sociological study which argues that all ethics and customs begin with intuition and instinctive responses to hunger, sex, vanity, and fear.

Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology (1915) is a series of stories told from beyond the grave by small-town midwesterners. The...

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