Sherwood Anderson

  • Sherwood Anderson déploie tout son talent de conteur dans ce recueil de vingt-neuf nouvelles sélectionnées dans ses oeuvres complètes et parfaitement représentatives de son univers. Observateur hors pair de la vie sociale, il pénètre avec clairvoyance et précision jusqu'au tréfonds de l'âme de ses personnages.
    Ces courts récits racontent souvent, sans tabous ni détails superflus, le quotidien d'hommes et de femmes issus de milieux défavorisés, à la psychologie complexe et torturée, des personnages en quête d'accomplissement dont le désir n'est jamais assouvi. Les nouvelles possèdent également un côté plus lumineux : l'auteur évoque sa propre vie de vagabond, son désir d'ailleurs et de voyages, cette perception aiguisée que l'on développe quand on est étranger dans une ville ou un pays. La plupart ont d'ailleurs une forte dimension autobiographique et beaucoup sont écrites à la première personne. Bien que le recueil se caractérise par une forte unité stylistique, chaque nouvelle est différente des autres et se déguste doucement, de Telle une reine qui parle d'une femme qui a connu beaucoup d'hommes mais a compté d'une manière particulière dans la vie de chacun, au Triomphe du moderne, dont le protagoniste est un peintre raté qui écrit une lettre extraordinaire à sa vieille tante malade et se retrouve désigné héritier de sa fortune par la simple puissance de ses mots... Un petit bijou d'humanité.

  • Roman d'initiation et success story, Pauvre Blanc emprunte son décor à l'Amérique rurale du Deep South qui voit s'opérer, à la fin du xixe siècle, un prodigieux essor économique. Son héros, Hugh, le « pauvre Blanc », quittera les rives boueuses du Mississippi pour devenir l'inventeur richissime d'une machine à planter les choux. Mais le progrès est-il synonyme de bonheur ? Il y a chez Sherwood Anderson un amour profond pour l'Amérique, ses villes, ses paysages, ses personnages, pour tous ceux dont il fut le chroniqueur indulgent, perspicace et désabusé.

  • "Here [is] a new order of short story," said H.L. Mencken when Winesburg, Ohio was published in 1919.  "It is so vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly lifelike and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own."  Indeed, Sherwood Anderson's timeless cycle of loosely connected talesin which a young reporter named George Willard probes the hopes, dreams, and fears of the solitary people in a small Midwestern town at the turn of the centuryembraced a new frankness and realism that ushered American literature into the modern age.  "There are moments in American life to which Anderson gave not only the first but the final expression," wrote Malcolm Cowley.  "Winesburg, Ohio is far from the pessimistic or morbidly sexual work it was once attacked for being.  Instead it is a work of love, an attempt to break down the walls of loneliness, and, in its own fashion, a celebration of smalltown life in the lost days of good will and innocence."From the Hardcover edition.

  • C'est un des meilleurs écrivains américains de la " grande époque ", un des pionniers de cette littérature qu'on a appelée " moderniste ".
    Hemingway, à ses débuts l'a imité (voire plagié). Faulkner l'a admiré, au point de le désigner comme " un géant parmi les pygmées ". Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941), pourtant, est aujourd'hui, sinon vraiment inconnu, du moins un peu oublié. Et son oeuvre, si elle a été largement traduite en français dans les années 1920-1930, puis dans les années 1960-1970, est de nos jours quasiment introuvable en librairie.
    Cette raison suffirait à elle seule à justifier la présente édition. Mais il en est une autre : Sherwood Anderson aimait les chevaux ! Il les a compris mieux que quiconque, et a su en parler avec une justesse, une sensibilité, une émotion inégalées dans la littérature contemporaine. Quatre de ses nouvelles ont pour contexte le monde des galopeurs. Quatre nouvelles dans lesquelles Anderson (qui rêvait " d'écrire aussi bien que courent les pur-sang ") déploie tout son art de la narration, et tout son génie à exprimer les ambiguïtés et incertitudes amoureuses de l'adolescence.
    Dans ces quatre histoires, ancrées dans l'Amérique rurale (le Middle West) à une époque déjà lointaine (" l'âge du cheval "), Sherwood Anderson met en scène des personnages à peine sortis de l'enfance, et leur prête un langage - une sorte d'oralité réinventée - qui contribue beaucoup au charme (et à l'originalité) du style andersonnien. Rédigées entre 1919 et 1923 (et publiées ici dans l'ordre chronologique), ces quatre nouvelles sont quatre petits chefs-d'oeuvre, qui permettront une véritable redécouverte d'un des plus grands écrivains américains du XXe siècle.
    Plusieurs annexes, dont une bio-bibliographie de Sherwood Anderson, complètent ce recueil, présenté par Claire Bruyère, éminente spécialiste de la littérature américaine (Paris vil, Denis-Diderot), qui a consacré à Anderson sa thèse de doctorat et deux ouvrages.

  • «Au commencement du monde, il y avait d'innombrables pensées, mais ce qu'on appelle une vérité n'existait pas encore. C'est l'homme qui fabriqua les vérités, et chaque vérité est composée d'un grand nombre de pensées vagues. Les vérités étaient éparses dans l'univers et voilées de beauté.
    Le vieillard énumérait dans son livre des centaines de vérités. Je n'essaierai pas de vous les nommer toutes. Il y avait la vérité de la virginité, et la vérité de la passion, les vérités de la richesse et de la pauvreté, de l'avarice et de la prodigalité, de l'insouciance et de l'abondance. il y en avait des centaines et des centaines, et elles étaient toutes belles.
    Les gens apparaissaient alors. Chacun arrachait une vérité en passant et quelques-uns, qui étaient particulièrement forts, en arrachaient une douzaine. C'étaient les vérités qui rendaient les gens grotesques. Le vieillard avait édifié toute une théorie sur ce sujet. Sa conception était qu'au moment où l'un des individus accaparait une des vérités, la nommait sienne et essayait d'y conformer sa vie, il devenait un grotesque et transformait en mensonge la vérité qu'il étreignait».

    Winesburg-en-Ohio est certainement le recueil le plus connu de Sherwood Anderson, où son talent de nouvelliste amusé et incisif fait merveille.

  • Les meilleures nouvelles de sherwood anderson Nouv.

    Les Éditions Rue Saint Ambroise poursuivent leur bibliothèque idéale des grands nouvellistes du XXe siècle par un écrivain qui a révolutionné la littérature américaine et ouvert la voie à toute une génération d'écrivains (Faulkner, Hemingway, Wolfe, Dos Passos, Caldwell, Steinbeck) qui reconnaissent en lui un précurseur. Ce recueil contient vingt-quatre des meilleures nouvelles de Sherwood Anderson, dont sept inédites, proposées dans une nouvelle traduction.

  • Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
    'Here [is] a new order of short story,' said H. L. Mencken when Winesburg, Ohio was published in 1919. 'It is so vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own.' Indeed, Sherwood Anderson's timeless cycle of loosely connected tales--in which a young reporter named George Willard probes the hopes, dreams, and fears of the solitary people in a small Midwestern town at the turn of the century--embraced a new frankness and realism that ushered American literature into the modern age. 'There are moments in American life to which Anderson gave not only the first but the final expression,' wrote Malcolm Cowley. 'Winesburg, Ohio is far from the pessimistic or morbidly sexual work it was once attacked for being. Instead it is a work of love, an attempt to break down the walls of loneliness, and, in its own fashion, a celebration of small-town life in the lost days of good will and innocence.

  • Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
    "Here [is] a new order of short story," said H.L. Mencken when Winesburg, Ohio was published in 1919. "It is so vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own." Indeed, Sherwood Anderson's timeless cycle of loosely connected tales--in which a young reporter named George Willard probes the hopes, dreams, and fears of the solitary people in a small Midwestern town at the turn of the century--embraced a new frankness and realism that ushered American literature into the modern age.
    "There are moments in American life to which Anderson gave not only the first but the final expression," wrote Malcolm Cowley. "Winesburg, Ohio is far from the pessimistic or morbidly sexual work it was once attacked for being. Instead it is a work of love, an attempt to break down the walls of loneliness, and, in its own fashion, a celebration of small-town life in the lost days of good will and innocence."
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SARA WHEELER'He was the father of my generation of American writers and the tradition of American writing' William FaulknerThis timeless cycle of short stories lays bare the life of a small town in the American Midwest. 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.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Marching Men (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This early work by Sherwood Anderson was originally published in 1917. Marching Men is the story of Norman "Beaut" McGregor, a young man discontented with the powerlessness and lack of personal ambition among the miners of his hometown. Major themes of the novel include the organization of laborers, eradication of disorder, and the role of the exceptional man in society.
    Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry.






  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Triumph of the Egg & Other Stories" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This ebook is a compilation of short stories written by author Sherwood Anderson and published in 1921. It includes some of his greatest works: "The Egg," a story about the struggle to find success and happiness in the American Midwest. "I'm a Fool" , a story about a young man who sabotages his chance at love because of his own feelings of inferiority, and "I Want to Know Why", a story about about the confusion and desperation felt by a boy entering adulthood. Triumph of the Egg and Other Stories is highly recommended for those who enjoy the writings of Sherwood Anderson and for those discovering his writings for the first time.
    Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) was a novelist and short story writer who has been recognized as one of the most innovative and important American authors of his time. He was a prolific writer, publishing seven novels and myriad collections of essays, memoirs, poetry and short stories. Anderson wrote in a characteristically simple prose style, and his unconventional techniques caused him to at first be written off. However, his unique exploration of the unconscious and its effect on behavior created very vulnerable, human characters.







  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Windy McPherson's Son (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The book is the story of Sam McPherson's rise in the world of business and search for emotional enlightenment in later life. The author is strongly coherent in the fact that a man needs to find success that will satisfy his ego regardless of the effect that it can have on his child. Windy goes about his business but the inferiority that accompanies his life gives his son the illusion that life offers little hope.
    Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry. He may be most influential for his effect on the next generation of young writers, as he inspired William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.







  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Winesburg, Ohio (A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This ebook is a series of loosely linked short stories set in the fictional town of Winesburg, mostly written from late 1915 to early 1916. The stories are held together by George Willard, a resident to whom the community confide their personal stories and struggles. The townspeople are withdrawn and emotionally repressed and attempt in telling their stories to gain some sense of meaning and dignity in an otherwise desperate life. The work has received high critical acclaim and is considered one of the great American works of the 20th century.
    Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry. He may be most influential for his effect on the next generation of young writers, as he inspired William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.


  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Poor White (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Sherwood Anderson's Poor White captures the spirit of small-town America during the Machine Age. A lonely and passionate inventor of farm machinery, Hugh McVey, who rises from poverty on the bank of the Mississippi River, 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 in 1920. It remains a curiously contemporary novel, and a marvelous testament to Sherwood Anderson's "sombre metaphysical preoccupation and his smouldering sensuousness".
    Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry. He may be most influential for his effect on the next generation of young writers, as he inspired William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald definió Muchos matrimonios una de las mejores novelas de Sherwood Anderson
    El libro abraza la tesis del fracaso de la institución del matrimonio, es decir de la monogamia. Por esta razón fue vetado en muchas librerías de Estados Unidos y de Inglaterra y creó no pocos problemas a su editor. A pesar de ello Fitzgerald afirmó que no se trataba de un libro inmoral sino de un libro ferozmente antisocial. El mismo Anderson adelantó que al libro se le acusaría de inmoralidad, pero solo porque investigaba en la dirección de una liberación física y mental del ser humano.
    La novela puede parecer como la simple historia de un adulterio hasta puede parecer de lo más obvio: el jefe con su secretaria, pero la reflexión de Anderson despojada de inhibición, es mucho más profunda y mística, quiere ahondar en la esencia del hombre para entender cuáles fuerzas interiores, a veces inevitables, lo mueven a través de las convenciones sociales.
    Una reflexión interesante sobre las relaciones sentimentales y resueltamente moderna para la época en la que fue publicada
    SOBRE EL AUTOR
    Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941), es considerado por muchos el padre de la literatura norteamericana moderna, ha brillado en la forma de la short story. Muy conocido por el gran público gracias a Winesburg, Ohio, una recopilación de relatos que ejerció una profunda influencia en la narrativa norteamericana. Su estilo sirvió de modelo y se puede vislumbrar detrás de muchos autores de la talla de Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck.
    EXTRACTO
    Un hombre llamado Webster vivía en una ciudad de veinticinco mil habitantes en el estado de Wisconsin. Tenía una esposa llamada Mary y una hija llamada Jane, y él mismo era un próspero fabricante de lavadoras. Cuando el asunto sobre el que voy a escribir ocurrió, él rondaba los treinta y siete o los treinta y ocho, y su única hija tenía diecisiete. No será necesario hablar de los detalles de su vida previos al punto en el que una cierta revolución se desató en su interior. No obstante, era un hombre más bien tranquilo, inclinado a tener ensoñaciones que intentaba ahuyentar de su interior con objeto de funcionar como fabricante de lavadoras; y, sin duda, en momentos inesperados, cuando estaba en el tren, con destino a algún lugar, o quizás los domingos por la tarde, en verano, cuando iba solo a la oficina desierta de la fábrica y permanecía sentado varias horas mirando por la ventana a lo largo de los raíles del tren, daba rienda suelta a sus sueños.

  • Riso nero

    Sherwood Anderson

    Nell'America dei ruggenti anni Venti, Bruce Dudley lascia all'improvviso la moglie e il lavoro di giornalista per iniziare un viaggio alla ricerca di un'identità più autentica, al di fuori delle castranti convenzioni sociali della città.
    Prendendo solo poche cose con sé, decide di discendere il Mississippi come un moderno Huckleberry Finn per poi raggiungere la quieta cittadina di Old Harbor, nella valle del fiume Ohio, dove da bambino aveva vissuto con la famiglia.
    Lì, Bruce è finalmente pronto a ritrovare la pace e la serenità tanto desiderate, ma l'incontro con una donna lo costringerà a mettere tutto in discussione ancora una volta.



    Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941) è stato un autore statunitense molto attivo nella scrittura di romanzi e raccolte di racconti brevi.
    Noto al pubblico soprattutto grazie alla raccolta di racconti "Winesburg, Ohio" (1919), che ebbe un'influenza profonda sulla letteratura e sulla narrativa americana, fu uno scrittore prolifico e apprezzato da molti suoi colleghi e coetanei, tra cui Hemingway e Scott Fitzgerald.
    Personalità irrequieta e tormentata, con un quadro familiare burrascoso, nel corso della propria vita viaggiò e si spostò molto, ed ebbe tre divorzi e quattro matrimoni.

  • George Willard is a young reporter on the Winesburg Eagle to whom, one by one, the inhabitants of Winesburg, Ohio, confide their hopes, their dreams, and their fears. This town of friendly but solitary people comes to life as Anderson's special talent exposes the emotional undercurrents that bind its people together. In this timeless cycle of short stories, he lays bare the life of a small town in the American Midwest.

  • Winesburg, Ohio, gave birth to the American story cycle, for which William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and later writers were forever indebted. Defying the prudish sensibilities of his time, Anderson never omitted anything adult, harsh, or shocking; instead he embraced frankness, truth, and the hidden depths everyone possesses. Here we meet young George Willard, a newspaper reporter with dreams; Kate Swift, the schoolteacher who attempts to seduce him; Wing Biddlebaum, a berry picker whose hands are the source of both his renown and shame; Alice Hindman, who has one last adventure; and all the other complex human beings whose portraits brought American literature into the modern age. Their stories make up a classic and place its author alongside the best of American writers.
    With an Introduction by Irving Howe
    and an Afterword by Dean Koontz

  • In the winter of 1912, Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941) abruptly left his office and spent three days wandering through the Ohio countryside, a victim of “nervous exhaustion.” Over the next few years, abandoning his family and his business, he resolved to become a writer. Novels and poetry followed, but it was with the story collection Winesburg, Ohio that he found his ideal form, remaking the American short story for the modern era. Hart Crane, one of the first to recognize Anderson’s genius, quickly hailed his accomplishment: “America should read this book on her knees.” Here––for the first time in a single volume––are all the collections Anderson published during his lifetime: Winesburg, Ohio (1919), The Triumph of the Egg (1921), Horses and Men (1923), and Death in the Woods (1933), along with a generous selection of stories left uncollected or unpublished at his death. Exploring the hidden recesses of small town life, these haunting, understated, often sexually frank stories pivot on seemingly quiet moments when lives change, futures are recast, and pasts come to reckon. They transformed the tone of American storytelling, inspiring writers like Hemingway, Faulkner, and Mailer, and defining a tradition of midwestern fiction that includes Charles Baxter, editor of this volume.

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