Death in the Woods and Other Stories

Death in the Woods and Other Stories Still fresh and strikingly contemporary the stark realism of these stories carefully explores the dreams and emotions of Sherwood Anderson s unforgettable characters In Death in the Woods we travel

Still fresh and strikingly contemporary, the stark realism of these stories carefully explores the dreams and emotions of Sherwood Anderson s unforgettable characters In Death in the Woods, we travel deep into the heart of America as Anderson saw it, to find an introspective man, in a desolate landscape, questioning the very meaning of his world Death in the Woods is a sStill fresh and strikingly contemporary, the stark realism of these stories carefully explores the dreams and emotions of Sherwood Anderson s unforgettable characters In Death in the Woods, we travel deep into the heart of America as Anderson saw it, to find an introspective man, in a desolate landscape, questioning the very meaning of his world Death in the Woods is a signal junction in Anderson s career and is to my mind one of the finest stories in our language Jim Harrison

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Death in the Woods and Other Stories

  1. Sherwood Anderson was an American writer who was mainly known for his short stories, most notably the collection Winesburg, Ohio That work s influence on American fiction was profound, and its literary voice can be heard in Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, Erskine Caldwell and others.From PBS Sherwood Anderson, 1876 1941 , was an American short story writer and novelist Although none of his novels was wholly successful, several of his short stories have become classics Anderson was a major influence on the generation of American writers who came after him These writers included Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner Anderson thus occupies a place in literary history that cannot be fully explained by the literary quality of his work.Anderson was born on Sept 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio He never finished high school because he had to work to support his family By 1912, he was the successful manager of a paint factory in Elyria, Ohio, and the father of three children by the first of his four wives In 1912, Anderson deserted his family and job In early 1913, he moved to Chicago, where he devoted time to his imaginative writing He became a heroic model for younger writers because he broke with what they considered to be American materialism and convention to commit himself to art.Anderson s most important book is WINESBURG, OHIO 1919 , a collection of 22 stories The stories explore the lives of inhabitants of Winesburg, a fictional version of Clyde, Ohio, the small farm town where Anderson lived for about 12 years of his early life These tales made a significant break with the traditional American short story Instead of emphasizing plot and action, Anderson used a simple, precise, unsentimental style to reveal the frustration, loneliness, and longing in the lives of his characters These characters are stunted by the narrowness of Midwestern small town life and by their own limitationsad

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  1. I thought I knew Sherwood Anderson, and then I read this story collection These stories were written late in his career They are so direct that I often forgot I was reading a story, and felt like I was listening to a man talk He really captures that.Anderson was a very sensitive man He was touched by all the details in life He is only capturing the music of life He doesn t preach He was the American Chekhov, and maybe the equal of Chekhov Some of these stories cut me deep, but a wonderful feelin [...]


  2. I think that Sherwood Anderson at his best is an incredible writer Check out Winesburg, Ohio, the title story in this collection, or any of his stories on the topic of women for proof of this, especially There She Is Taking Her Bath But aside from the title story and all of his other stories of womanhood full of that Jazz Age combination of charm, insight, and sexism I found at least half of this collection really tough to get into or care about Stories of so called mountain people, conveyed in [...]


  3. A Death in the Woods, the title story of his 1933 anthology of short fiction, is generally considered Anderson s finest and most characteristic short story In it, an unnamed narrator is haunted by a memory from his childhood In an attempt to understand the enigmatic incident, he returns to the story again and again, seeming to circle closer to the truth with each telling In composing A Death in the Woods, Anderson went through a similar process Although the story was published in 1933, Anderson [...]




  4. Well, ain t this a goddamn boring group of stories Put ya ta sleep.But there s a ghost creepin through em that ya might not know about, in behind em ya see It s creakin in my mind right now, seein as nobody oils it much round here no mo If ya can catch a glimpse of it, might move ya ta tears.



  5. Death in the WoodsI read this story for a project in my AP Literature class, and as a person who doesn t like being told what to read I didn t expect to like this short story as much as I did This story teaches a valuable lesson that sometimes the good natured die at the hands of an endless cycle The good natured being the woman, Mrs Grimes and the endless cycle being the feeding Feeding in a literal sense and a figurative sense She feeds the German farmer and his wife, she feeds her husband and [...]


  6. Not as exceptional as Winesburg, Ohio simply because the stories did not overlap Still, the title story was well drawn and all displayed his characteristic talent for painting portraits of personalities in 10 15 pages The Return was the homecoming story to which every adult who has moved away from a hometown can relate.


  7. Only read Death in the Woods which is beautifully sad, even though I read this for college I did enjoy this story.


  8. My last encounter with Sherwood Anderson was with his disappointing Dark Laughter A friend encouraged me not to give up on him, however, and guided me to Death in the Woods and other stories Some people, I guess, can write superb short stories, but can t stretch out to longer works.The Title story here is compelling and grisly, and unmerciful look at rural life in a savage and loveless family Hemingway has nothing on Anderson when it comes to the short sentence, and that suits the stark descript [...]



  9. There are books I read for enjoyment, others for my writing life This collection from S Anderson magically captures both A story last year I worked on, was modeled after the self title short.Why read Sherwood manages to present casual setting plots, with rich complex characters invested in the psychology of gestures and process of thinking why do people do things, what are they thinking, and also isn t it ODD that things happen this way


  10. A wonderful collection of short stories that explore the nature of relationships, how we communicate with each other, and how we cope and what we tell ourselves to endure Place and setting also play important roles mainly in the Virginia mountains helping to set the tone and mood of each story The images are sure to stay with me Great writing


  11. Sherwood Anderson as a writer is a perfect grotesque reflector The story shows the development of an artist The narrator fist struggles to tell the story, but at the end he tells it beautifully The disturbing object like a corpse has been described beautifully which is a part of the author s grotesque style.


  12. These late Sherwood Anderson short stories have a remarkable delicacy of touch in their use of language Each is rather like a fine painting, its narrative visually evocative of a past that never stays past.


  13. How much do I love this book, and the title story in particular I can say it simply, and without hyperbole Death in the Woods is the best story I have ever read, and I would give most anything to have written it.


  14. Short, but creepy and haunting The tragic tale of a woman s harsh, unforgiving life seen through the eye s of a narrator who draws parallels between his own life The death is eerie, mysterious, and unforgettable as the dogs, or wolves really circle around her for one last feeding.






  15. Read Death in the Woods wow, I m impressed, I didn t think I would like it that much Anderson s really good at reflecting upon the state of America




  16. I actually only read the title story from this collection Interesting story with an investigation into the human condition through storytelling and perspective.



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