Death in the Woods
An old woman died alone in the snow after an awful life.... Poor White
Hugh McVey and Clara Butterworth face a changing landscape that draws people into an industrial society. This novel is a perfect companion to Winesburg, Ohio.
... Winesburg, Ohio
Sherwood Anderson offers a clue as to the theme of his book in its preface, "A Book of the Grotesque," which states that the novel's characters all tried to live their lives according to a truth that was relative and partial, embracing it as if it were complete and total. The characters are inarticulate. Desperate that their lives should have a sense of meaning and purpose, they approach George Willard, who aspires to be a journalist. Unlike them, Geo...