Sherwood Anderson

As you may or may not know, I am a fan of the American author Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941). As with most people, my first encounter with Anderson was through his perceptive and moving 1919 short story cycle Winesburg, Ohio. Since then, I have basically written the article for that book on Wikipedia. Working the wiki article up to “Good Article” status forced me to read an enormous amount of literary criticism on Anderson and Winesburg. Since then, I have created and done extensive work on the Wikipedia article for Anderson’s second novel Marching Men (also a “Good Article”), and have created stubs for a number of other Sherwood Anderson works. Sometime, I hope to contribute work on Sherwood Anderson to scholarly journals. In the meantime, and to that end, I’m going to use this page to compile useful online resources on Anderson. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, however if you see anything interesting online that isn’t on here do email me about it.

Full Texts
Windy McPherson’s Son (Project Gutenberg), 1916
Marching Men (Project Gutenberg), 1917
Mid-American Chants (Internet Archive), 1918
Winesburg, Ohio (Project Gutenberg), 1919
Poor White (Project Gutenberg), 1920
The Triumph of the Egg (Project Gutenberg), 1921
Many Marriages (Internet Archive), 1923
Sherwood Anderson’s Notebook (Internet Archive), 1926
Death in the Woods (Gutenberg Australia), 1933
No Swank (Internet Archive), 1934
The Rabbit-pen” (Harper’s Monthly 129 (July 1914): 207-210.)

Sherwood Anderson Dissertations, Theses, Research Papers 1924-1995 by Ray Lewis White: Aarnes – Klimczak, Kores – Zenkin
Sherwood Anderson Bibliography by Donna Campbell (selected from 1960s-1990s, last updated 2010)
Bibliography of Sherwood Anderson Collection at Virgina Tech (lasted updated 1998)
A Sherwood Anderson Checklist 1995 by Margaret Kulis
A Sherwood Anderson Checklist 1996 by Margaret Kulis

Inventory of the Sherwood Anderson Papers, 1872-1992 (held at the Newberry Library, Chicago)
Sherwood Anderson Collection, 1922-1943: Finding Aid (held at Princeton University Library Manuscripts Division)
Sherwood Anderson collection of papers, 1922-1943 (at New York Public Library)
Sherwood Anderson Collection (at University of Virginia)
Photographs from the Thaddeus B. Hurd Collection (at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center)

Full-Length Biography (in English)
Rideout, Walter (2006). Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America. Vol. 1. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 9780299220204

Rideout, Walter (2006). Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America. Vol. 2. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 9780299215309

Bassett, John Earl (2005). Sherwood Anderson: An American Career. Plainsboro, NJ: Susquehanna UP. ISBN 1575911027

Townsend, Kim (1987). Sherwood Anderson. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0395365333

Sutton, William A. (1972). The Road to Winesburg: A Mosaic of the Imaginative Life of Sherwood Anderson. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

Burbank, Rex J. (1964). Twayne’s United States Authors Series 65: Sherwood Anderson. New York: Twayne.

Brom Weber (1964). Sherwood Anderson. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Howe, Irving (1951). Sherwood Anderson. New York: William Sloane Associates.

Schevill, James (1951). Sherwood Anderson: His Life and Work. Denver, CO: University of Denver Press.

Updated: 04 June 2013

2 Responses to Sherwood Anderson

  1. Norma says:

    Great job on the Sherwood Anderson page! Long time no see! I didn’t know you updated the Wiki!! This is awesome!

    • Oleg K. says:

      Yes yes, I do edit Wiki. In fact, I should update this page because “Marching Men” has been added as a Good Article.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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