This extraordinary work's main characters bear their mistakes and good decisions in life inside them
Translation by Laura Salas Cover by Candy Martínez
Despite the seemingly calm existence led by people in the small town of Winesburg, hiding beneath the surface are stories past and present of love and indifference, dreams and disappointment, hope and fear. This particular selection includes the more shocking stories, but without losing the main thread that binds all of them together: the character of George Willard, a young journalist who has dreams of becoming a writer and gathers information regarding the life of the town’s inhabitants. In these short stories, Sherwood Anderson delves deep into the inner lives of ordinary people living in the Ohio at the beginning of the early twentieth century in order to depict the repression and loneliness that many endure. His ability to disclose each story by way of minute and insightful descriptions, combined with his simple and concise narration, serves to paint vivid pictures of some truly unforgettable characters.