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"Nothing quite like it has ever been done in America. . . . It is so vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own," wrote H.L. Mencken, speaking of Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio." Anderson, he said, is "America's Most Distinctive Novelist." "Windy McPherson's Son," Anderson's 1916 first novel, concerns a b"Nothing quite like it has ever been done in America. . . . It is so vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own," wrote H.L. Mencken, speaking of Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio." Anderson, he said, is "America's Most Distinctive Novelist." "Windy McPherson's Son," Anderson's 1916 first novel, concerns a boy's life in Iowa. Like all of Anderson's tales, it's an important social commentary, and not to be overlooked....

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ISBN : 9780252063572
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 392 Pages
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Windy McPherson's Son Reviews

  • Peter
    2019-05-16 05:16

    Good, though somewhat predictable and less than fully convincing rags to riches story. Sam McPherson is driven, from a young age, toward business success. He finds success, but of course fails to find happiness, and also discovers that his money and power can't change the lives of everyday people when he finally once he finally looks out for someone other than himself. The implausible domestic bliss he finally achieves at the end also strains credulity in what is supposedly a realist novel. The book is interesting, but ultimately an apprentice work. That said, it did keep me reading, though it's doubtful I'll ever read it again. Unlike Winesburg, Ohio, which I fully expect to read several more times during my life.

  • Valerie
    2019-05-03 05:28

    I really liked this book. It is depressing in that it is a portrait of small town poverty in early 1900's. The drunken father contributes nothing but shame to his family, while his young wife slaves away trying to feed her children, ultimately working herself into an early grave. The only joy is that the son is a beam brilliance in an otherwise not so shining town.

  • Steve
    2019-04-28 03:11

    Sherwood Anderson's first novel. A not too subtle social morality tale, but one that serves well for today. The cautions against the evils of corporate greed still resonate. His feelings on socialism are interestingly indifferent, but conclusions on the power and importance of the family are predictable.

  • Mike
    2019-05-15 21:13

    As always, I appreciate those that document their own time and place. The romance, oh, the romance. It seems so corny and out-dated, but, the fiercely heart-felt and almost embarassingly honest soliloquys of Sam McPherson rank among the best in American literature.

  • Dustincecil
    2019-05-18 03:19

    A solid first novel, from a man that had a lot to say, and clearly knew how he wanted to say it.Even if the story felt predictable at times, it never felt like a chore to read.

  • Jim Pozenel
    2019-04-30 04:31

    Says much in few words. It's surprising how short the book is (235 page as an ebook) yet it tells such a thoroughly detailed story about the characters. Great writing.

  • Theo!
    2019-05-11 03:29

    One of Anderson's lesser known books. Of course, it seems all of Anderson's books are his lesser known books...That has to change!

  • Colin
    2019-04-30 05:12

    Sensitive and angry, but trying not to be? - Anderson's M.O.

  • Windy
    2019-05-24 22:26

    Perhaps the only book ever written that includes a character named Windy. Of course, this Windy happens to be a man, but that's only a small detail.