3.25.2006

Review: Winesburg, Ohio



Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

I'm fairly confident that this title was assigned to me at some point during my English major-dom at IU, and upon picking it up for my library book discussion group, I remembered why I didn't read it then.

I know I'm not a good librarian or a good English major, because I just don't "get" or don't like some classics, this one included. I know it's important to American literature, and that it was groundbreaking and important and blah blah blah, but I just didn't ENJOY it.

The writing is stilted, the characters ugly, the story doesn't flow, and I don't give a damn what happens to any of them.

Ick.

And now I get to lead a discussion on it next week. Rest assured, this wasn't MY pick. :-)

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