The Portable Sherwood Anderson None
Everytime the seasons change I find myself reading Sherwood Anderson.It s his gift for the American pastoral setting the racing horses, and the mutated chickens, and even the tree stumps.It seems he got no better pleasure than describing things as plainly and exactly as he could Thankfully his perception includes much humor and warmth.I would have picked other stories for this assemblage, but everything here is very good What makes this book special are the included letters to his friends and ch [...]
shame it only has sections of winesburg although it has some good letters and short stories and poor white in its entirety not his best but still worth the read
Sherwood Anderson reminds me a little of Robert Schumann, the German composer Hemingway, Faulkner and many other authors from that era accepted his help, used the influence of his work and used him as a springboard, then turned around after they were successful and dismissed him in one way or another, Schumann, similarly took Johannes Brahms, his junior, under his wing and taught him so much that he also made the latter great While Brahms was grateful and acknowledged Schumann s genius and contr [...]
Stephen King recommended author as noted in Chapter 9 of Berkley s 1983 paperback edition of Danse Macabre.
even though he was somewhat of a homophobe, this stuff is pretty good a lot of people don t realize how much David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest was affected by Anderson s writing.