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Sherwood ANDERSON

( American writer)

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Sherwood Anderson (Anderson, Sherwood) (1876-1941), American writer. Born September 13, 1876 in Camden (pc. Ohio). During the Spanish-American War of 1898 served in the army, then very successfully engaged in advertising activities. In 1906, Anderson became the General Manager of the company 'United fektoriz Company' in Cleveland that specializes in the supply of agricultural machinery, and later opened in Elirii (pc. Ohio), his own company, supplies paints. In Elirii it more and more time devoted his time to writing - writing stories and novels. The rift between the practical activities of the businessman and creativity in 1912 led to a nervous breakdown. Recovered, Anderson in 1913 went to Chicago, where he worked for advertising brochures.
In 1919 came the publication of a collection of his stories Uaynsberg, Ohio (Winesburg, Ohio). The idea of the collection, called the author 'book grotesques', a work inspired by Poe's Grotesque and Arabesque, but the word 'grotesque' Anderson interprets differently. In his concept of 'grotesque' - these are people being crushed by chimeras, they're selfish stubbornness trying to live in harmony with their personal 'truth' and eventually become convinced of its falsity, because the truth can not be the property of one person.

In 1922 Anderson moved to New Orleans. To this period belong his unsuccessful attempts to write a new, impressionist style, which subsequently evil parody of Ernest Hemingway in the Spring Waters. In 1927, Anderson moved to Marion (pc. Virginia), where the editor of two weekly newspapers own - one of the Republican persuasion, the other - democratic. After the fourth marriage in 1933 he lived in Ripshin Farm, near Marion. In winter, the couple traveled a lot

. In Uaynsberga, . Ohio, . most significant works of Anderson (all of them in one way or another are illustrations of his concept of the grotesque) - Roman White poor (Poor White, . 1920) about the life of rural communities in the industrial age; storybook triumph eggs (The Triumph of Egg, . 1921); autobiographical prose - History of the narrator (A Story Teller's Story, . 1924) and memoirs (Memoirs, . 1942), . published after his death, the individual stories,
. It is in the genre of the story Anderson had a significant impact on American literature in the early 20.

Anderson died at Colon (Canal Zone) March 8, 1941.


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