Winesburg, Ohio (1919) By Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio is known as one of the earliest works of Modernist literature by American author Sherwood Anderson. First published in 1919, the short story collection was conceived as a whole work, known as a short-story cycle. It traces the life of protagonist George Willard, from childhood to his departure from Winesburg as a young man.
About the Author
About the Author American writer Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) was a self-educated man, successful copywriter and businessman in Ohio who later moved to Chicago. Winesburg, Ohio launched his career and he was also known for the bestseller Dark Laughter (1925). He influenced a generation of writers including Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.