THE SHORT STORIES OF SHERWOOD ANDERSON by Maxwell- Ed. Geismar

THE SHORT STORIES OF SHERWOOD ANDERSON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After Winesburg what?"" - asks Maxwell Gelsmar in his introduction to these 30 short stories which span the whole of Sherwood Anderson's career. Were Messrs. Trilling and Hows right in their renunciation of all that came after the classic novel? Were the tormented '20's terminal years? Indeed, they were not, contends Geismar. More than one half of the works represented here are from the years after 1933:- those years which most modern critics exclude in their consideration of Sherwood Anderson. Gelsmar believes that the ""last tales"" The Corn Planting. Nobody Laughed. A Walk in the Moonlight, Morning , His Chest of Powers. Not Sixteen, among others - are the fruits of a man gone full cycle, a ""most mature Anderson"", the born short-story writer"" at his best. These are published here, for the first time in an exclusive short-story collection, although most of them Paul Rosenfeld included in The Sherwood Anderson Reader. Of course, there are the standards as well: I Want to Know Why, The Man Who Became a Woman. I'm a Fool and The Egg. A Good sampling.

Publisher: Hill & Wang