Books: Living Woman

KIT BRANDON—Sherwood Anderson— Scribner ($2.50).

When Sherwood Anderson published Winesburg, Ohio in 1919 he laid the boundaries of an imaginative world that has occupied him ever since. It is a world such as no other U. S. novelist has presented, a world of small towns and cities that are quiet on the surface, inwardly seething with inarticulate poetic restlessness. Its inhabitants usually seem plausible and matter-of-fact at first acquaintance, but they brood, talk to themselves, take long walks at night, sometimes shout out incoherent poetry, have a tendency to leave wives, homes,...

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