Sherwood Anderson built his literary reputation on his to-the-point novels about American life.
When he turned his hand to poetry, he stayed on-message — producing a powerful collection of verse that sometimes punches hard enough to wind you.
'A New Testament' pulls together at-times visceral poems describing the people and places around him and themes including death, hunger and a visit from God.
Strap yourself in for a rugged ride!
The work of Sherwood Anderson is ideal for fans of authors he influenced, including Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck.
Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941) was an American novelist and short story writer.
He became a copywriter and business owner in Ohio, but quit his business and his family after a nervous breakdown in 1912.
A move to Chicago saw Anderson focus more on his writing as he mixed with well-known authors. His career was launched in 1919 by the short-story sequence 'Winesburg, Ohio', but he had by then published other titles, including the novels 'Windy McPherson's Son' and 'Marching Men' and a collection of prose poems, 'Mid-American Chants' (1918).
His other bestseller, 'Dark Laughter', was published in 1925.