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Ray Lewis White

Ray Lewis White was Distinguished Professor of English at Illinois State University. In addition to several books about Sherwood Anderson, he published extensively on the American short story and on an array of modern and contemporary writers.

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Cover of 'Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio'

Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio
With Variant Readings and Annotations
By Sherwood Anderson
· Edited by Ray Lewis White

In 1919 a middle-aged Chicago ad man facing professional and personal crises published a modest book of stories intended to “reform” American literature. Against all expectations, it achieved what its author, Sherwood Anderson, intended: after Winesburg, Ohio, American literature would be written and read freshly and differently.

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