By (author) Sherwood Anderson
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Poor White by Sherwood Anderson
Book DescriptionCompleted one year after his classic Winesburg, Ohio and long regarded as his finest novel, Sherwood Anderson's Poor White captures the spirit of small-town America during the Machine Age. Hugh McVey is a protagonist Robert Lovett once called "a symbol of the country itself in its industrial progress and spiritual impotence." A lonely and passionate inventor of farm machinery, he struggles to gain love and intimacy in a community where "life had surrendered to the machine." Through his story Anderson aims his criticism at the rise of technology and industry at the turn of the century. Simultaneously, he renders a tale of eloquent naturalism and disturbing beauty. Poor White was praised by such writers as H. L. Mencken and Hart Crane when it was first published. It remains a curiously contemporary novel, and a marvelous testament to Sherwood Anderson's "sombre metaphysical preoccupation and his smouldering sensuousness" (The New Republic).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811212427
(206mm x 137mm x 25mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sherwood Anderson
Winesburg, Ohio, Paperback (July 2013)
The central character is George Willard, a young reporter on the Winesburg Eagle to whom, one by one, the town's inhabitants confide their hopes, their dreams, and their fears. The town of friendly but solitary people comes to life as Anderson's special talent exposes the emotional undercurrants that bind its people together.
Triumph of the Egg, and Other Stories (Dodo Press), Paperback / softback (June 2006)» View all books by Sherwood Anderson
Novel from the early 20th Century American writer, considered to have had a profound influence on American fiction.
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