Winesburg, Ohio Paperback
Part of the Dover Thrift Editions series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Publication Date: 01/01/1995
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780486282695
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by delphica
#15 in the 2004 Book Challenge)I picked up this in one of those Econo-editions in the checkout line at a book store a few months ago, and found it recently in box where we keep our winter outerwear. I enjoyed it very much. I think this is the sort of book that some people are forced to read in high school and end up hating, and I can see that too, as nothing much happens plot-wise. It's a bunch of chapters that could mostly stand alone, each one focusing on a different person living in this small Ohio town. I've always liked books that explore the notion that average-seeming people with run-of-the-mill type lives have rich, complex, and tumultuous internal landscapes.Grade: A-. Recommended: for people who like that high school lit type of American fiction.
Review by marti.booker
I trudged through this. I'm sure it was quite realistic and risque in 1919, but the repeated hand imagery annoyed me, as did the whole premise of trying to describe the inner emotional lives of interconnected people in vignettes. Give me PLOT, please! And don't tell me it was a coming of age story, George was an idiot.
Review by ReneeRobinson
WINESBURG, OHIO-by Sherwood Anderson 479 -12706019I was skeptical of this book because I thought the title sounded dull and the generic title even more dull-dom. However, I decided to read it only because I am from a small town in Ohio. It turns out, I am happy I live in Ohio. The stories are detailed with realistic, well-rounded characters. Typically I steer away from short stories as many times it seems the endings are simple cutoff. This author delivers. His stories, though short, are well formed and entertaining. I was taken back to a different time of life, perhaps better in some ways as I read through.