WINESBURG OHIO [NOOK Book]

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Winesburg, Ohio was inspired by Sherwood Anderson's early life experiences growing up in Ohio. This frank realistic portrayal of small town life brought the novel into the twentieth century. The influence of this book cannot be overstated. Writer's as diverse as Ray Bradbury, Amos Oz, and Henry Miller, and F. Scott Fitzgerald were deeply influenced by this American classic.
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Overview

Winesburg, Ohio was inspired by Sherwood Anderson's early life experiences growing up in Ohio. This frank realistic portrayal of small town life brought the novel into the twentieth century. The influence of this book cannot be overstated. Writer's as diverse as Ray Bradbury, Amos Oz, and Henry Miller, and F. Scott Fitzgerald were deeply influenced by this American classic.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011836749
  • Publisher: White Dog Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 906,933
  • File size: 145 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Interesting.

    Although it begins slowly and eerily, it does eventually unfold. The stories are connected in an interesting way, and it is up to you to see it either as one big story or a bunch of little ones. It was easy to relate to most of the stories in some way, and this made for a relaxing read. I recommend this to those who have ever lived in a small town.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2011

    Midwestern Malaise

    This book bored me to death. There are some wonderful sentences here and there, but I guess I'm just not cultured enough to like books without plots. Malaise: The Midwest Edition would have been just as suitable a title - I honestly don't see why this is considered one of the most influential books of all time.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2011

    Intertwined characters

    Anderson very creatively intertwined the characters of his fictional town. It's as if we're in a 360 degree setting. It is also intriguing how relatively open about human sexuality Anderson is, given the early 1900s time period in which it was written.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    One of the few books I hate

    This book was an agonizing read at best. A sad little book about a sad little town with sad little people and their sad little lives.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

    10 Word Review

    I get it. Everything's grotesque. Can we please move on?

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    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Seth

    *ponders*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Lacy

    *she waks up hoping he was going to get on*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Seth

    Morning. Ugh im tired. Oh well optimism works for me. Now another twisted day at school and a little flirting. Why not?

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Interesting but bizarre reading.

    This book was nothing at all what I had imagined. I haven't read it all as yet, but so far, it has been somewhat interesting as a collection of very short tales of various small town people and their ideosyncrasies. The writing style is nothing like any other I have noticed before, although one might see certain resemblances in the writings of Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield. I can't say that I can relate to most of the characters or to the situations portrayed, which might be why the tales seem interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    Good characters, interesting stories, but...

    The stories were intriguing and the character development was good, but, my Lord, the writing! The passive language was so bad, I found myself picking up a pen and editing the text while I read. Didn't they have copy editors back in 1919? Still, I enjoyed the book, even though I found the writing style hard to handle at times. All in all, I give it a positive review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2003

    Lost something in the Audio 'translation'.

    I wish I had read the book first...the audio version failed to move me. The readers, famous as they may be for their own work, are NOT performers..they were not able to bring the stories alive..they seem pretty uninterested and really untalented. Wonder how much they were paid for their individual 'performances'? Oh well... Might I suggest a REALLY good audio book? Pepys' Diary, read by Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh...a great example of how an audio book should be done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2002

    Andersons grotesque and hands

    anderson with a clear and humble style expresses the half dreams of these half wits in such a charming and touching way, couldnt put it down and still cant. it really was a poets job and anderson knew this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2001

    A classic

    Sherwood Anderson¿s story cycle about small-town life blurs the lines between novel and short story, while using a narrative style that sometimes blurs the lines between past and present. In fact, this book captures a time when the agrarian past was falling to the industrial present. The characters are often charming, but their lives are often tragic. This book has influenced countless writers and deserves its place as one of the classics of American literature.

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