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Ten Stories by Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson remade the short story for the modern era. Exploring the hidden recesses of small town life, his haunting, understated, often sexually frank stories revolutionized the tone of American storytelling. Without Anderson’s example, the work of Hemingway, Faulkner, Wolfe, Steinbeck, McCullers, Mailer, and Kerouac is almost unthinkable.

The Library of America edition of Sherwood Anderson: Collected Stories gathers—for the first time in a single volume—all the story 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Horses and Men (1923), and Death in the Woods (1933), along with a generous selection of stories left uncollected or unpublished at his death. (Sherwood Anderson: Collected Stories is also available as an e-book in all major formats.)

To celebrate this milestone edition of an essential American writer, The Library of America presents some of today’s leading short story writers reading their favorite Anderson stories from the collection.

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