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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In 1919 a middle-aged Chicago advertising writer from Ohio, a failure as a businessman, husband, and father, published a small yellow book of short stories intended to “reform” American literature. Against all expectations, Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life achieved what its author intended: after 1919 and after Winesburg, Ohio, American literature would be written and read freshly and differently.Winesburg,