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Sherwood Anderson
American novelist and short-story writer
(1876-1941)



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The moment one of the people took one of the truths to himself, called it his truth, and tried to live his life by it, he became a grotesque and the truth he embraced a falsehood.
-- Winesberg, Ohio (1919), 'The Book of the Grotesque'

The most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patriotism, when men would forget God and ony pay attention to moral standards ... was telling its story.
-- Winesberg, Ohio (1919), 'Godliness'

Everyone knows of the talking artists... They talk of art and are passionately, almost feverishly, in earnest about it. They think it matters much more than it does.
-- Winesberg, Ohio (1919), 'Loneliness'

An American town worked terribly at the risk of amusing itself.
-- Winesberg, Ohio (1919), 'Sophistication'

Most boys have seasons of wishing they coud die gloriously instead of just being grocery clerks and going on with their humdrum lives.
-- Winesberg, Ohio (1919), 'The Untold Lie'













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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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