Events for: National Park Boott Events Center, second floor

2:00 pm

Jack Curtis: “Travel to Winesburg, Ohio: Sherwood Anderson’s Literary Masterpiece”

Published in 1919, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio met with instant acclaim: H.L. Mencken wrote, “Here is a new order of short story – so vivid, so full of insight, so shining life-like, and glowing.” The collection of 22 short stories probed the hopes, dreams and fears of a small mid-western town in the 1880s with startling frankness and realism. It ushered American literature into the modern age, impacting novelists from Hemingway, Faulkner and Steinbeck to Philip Roth and Elizabeth Strout. This lecture will also touch on Anderson’s life and the works of his descendants.