Sherwood Anderson

The American novelist and short story writer, Sherwood Anderson, was a self educated author whose prose style was based on everyday speech. His subjective and self revealing works strongly influenced American writing during the interwar period. They had an impact on noteworthy authors, such as Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner, whose first books he helped publish.


I Want to Know Why

We got up at four in the morning, that first day in the east. On the evening before we had climbed off a freight train at the edge of town, and with the true instinct of Kentucky boys had found ou ... [+]


I'm a Fool

It was a hard jolt for me, one of the most bitterest I ever had to face. And it all came about through my own foolishness too. Even yet sometimes, when I think of it, I want to cry or swear or kick ... [+]