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  • Sherwood Anderson déploie tout son talent de conteur dans ce recueil de vingt-neuf nouvelles sélectionnées dans ses oeuvres complètes et parfaitement représentatives de son univers. Observateur hors pair de la vie sociale, il pénètre avec clairvoyance et précision jusqu'au tréfonds de l'âme de ses personnages.Ces courts récits racontent souvent, sans tabous ni détails superflus, le quotidien d'hommes et de femmes issus de milieux défavorisés, à la psychologie complexe et torturée, des personnages en quête d'accomplissement dont le désir n'est jamais assouvi. Les nouvelles possèdent également un côté plus lumineux : l'auteur évoque sa propre vie de vagabond, son désir d'ailleurs et de voyages, cette perception aiguisée que l'on développe quand on est étranger dans une ville ou un pays. La plupart ont d'ailleurs une forte dimension autobiographique et beaucoup sont écrites à la première personne. Bien que le recueil se caractérise par une forte unité stylistique, chaque nouvelle est différente des autres et se déguste doucement, de Telle une reine qui parle d'une femme qui a connu beaucoup d'hommes mais a compté d'une manière particulière dans la vie de chacun, au Triomphe du moderne, dont le protagoniste est un peintre raté qui écrit une lettre extraordinaire à sa vieille tante malade et se retrouve désigné héritier de sa fortune par la simple puissance de ses mots... Un petit bijou d'humanité.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Marching Men (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This early work by Sherwood Anderson was originally published in 1917. Marching Men is the story of Norman "Beaut" McGregor, a young man discontented with the powerlessness and lack of personal ambition among the miners of his hometown. Major themes of the novel include the organization of laborers, eradication of disorder, and the role of the exceptional man in society.
    Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry.






  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Triumph of the Egg & Other Stories" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This ebook is a compilation of short stories written by author Sherwood Anderson and published in 1921. It includes some of his greatest works: "The Egg," a story about the struggle to find success and happiness in the American Midwest. "I'm a Fool" , a story about a young man who sabotages his chance at love because of his own feelings of inferiority, and "I Want to Know Why", a story about about the confusion and desperation felt by a boy entering adulthood. Triumph of the Egg and Other Stories is highly recommended for those who enjoy the writings of Sherwood Anderson and for those discovering his writings for the first time.
    Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) was a novelist and short story writer who has been recognized as one of the most innovative and important American authors of his time. He was a prolific writer, publishing seven novels and myriad collections of essays, memoirs, poetry and short stories. Anderson wrote in a characteristically simple prose style, and his unconventional techniques caused him to at first be written off. However, his unique exploration of the unconscious and its effect on behavior created very vulnerable, human characters.







  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Windy McPherson's Son (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The book is the story of Sam McPherson's rise in the world of business and search for emotional enlightenment in later life. The author is strongly coherent in the fact that a man needs to find success that will satisfy his ego regardless of the effect that it can have on his child. Windy goes about his business but the inferiority that accompanies his life gives his son the illusion that life offers little hope.
    Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry. He may be most influential for his effect on the next generation of young writers, as he inspired William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.







  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Winesburg, Ohio (A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This ebook is a series of loosely linked short stories set in the fictional town of Winesburg, mostly written from late 1915 to early 1916. The stories are held together by George Willard, a resident to whom the community confide their personal stories and struggles. The townspeople are withdrawn and emotionally repressed and attempt in telling their stories to gain some sense of meaning and dignity in an otherwise desperate life. The work has received high critical acclaim and is considered one of the great American works of the 20th century.
    Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry. He may be most influential for his effect on the next generation of young writers, as he inspired William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.


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