Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)
A selective list of online literary criticism for the twentieth-century American novelist and short story writer Sherwood Anderson, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources
"Sherwood Anderson." A brief introduction to Anderson, from the college textbook publisher the Heath Anthology of American Literature.
"Sherwood Anderson." A short introduction to Anderson. Also "The American Novel: 1890s-1920s Naturalism." An overview of naturalism in the American novel, and some of the novelists who can be considered naturalistic. Web site from PBS.
"Winesburg, Ohio." An introduction to Winesburg, Ohio by the literary critic and political activist Irving Howe, part of a hypertext project at U of Virginia.
Kale, Verna. "Sherwood Anderson: Winesburg, Ohio" (1919). Article at the Literary Encyclopedia [subscription service].
"Sherwood Anderson." A Teacher's Guide to Sherwood Anderson from textbook publisher Heath.
"Modernist Portraits: Sherwood Anderson." A web site on teaching Sherwood Anderson from the Annenberg/PBS project "American Passages."
"Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson." A short introduction to Winesburg, Ohio. American Studies Resource Centre, Liverpool Univ.
"The Sherwood Anderson Collection." An online exhibition of pictures, bibliography and some manuscripts related to Sherwood Anderson from Virginia Tech library.
"Sherwood Anderson and The Dial." Sherwood Anderson's works that appeared in The Dial between 1920-1927, a period in which this little magazine was publishing the best new writers of poetry, prose, and drama.
Bidney, Martin. 'Windy McPherson's Son' and Silent McEachern's son: Sherwood Anderson and Light in August [and William Faulkner]. Mississippi Quarterly, Summer 1993 [subscription service].
Conner, Marc C. Fathers and sons: Winesburg, Ohio and the revision of modernism. Studies in American Fiction, Autumn 2001 [subscription service].
Whalan, Mark. "Dreams of manhood: narrative, gender, and history in Winesburg, Ohio." Studies in American Fiction, Autumn 2002 [subscription service].
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