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Winesburg, Ohio begins with a sort of prologue, in which an old writer imagines all the people he has known as "grotesques," warped in their pursuits of various truths. A series of stories... More > ensues, each concerned with a single resident of Winesburg. The first, entitled "Hands," describes Wing Biddlebaum, a recluse with remarkable hands that he cannot control, who has fled from false accusations of molesting a boy in another town. The second, "Paper Pills," is about Doctor Reefy, an aging medical man who marries one of his young patients, only to have her die six months later. In the third, "Mother," we meet Elizabeth Willard, the mother of the book's central character, George Willard, who is a young reporter for the local paper. Elizabeth is a sick woman, trapped in an unhappy marriage, and she imagines herself locked in a struggle with her husband for influence over George.< Less
Quick Guide: Winesburg, Ohio
Winesburg, Ohio is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio (not to be confused with the actual Winesburg), which is based loosely on the author's childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio.
Mostly... More > written from late 1915 to early 1916, with a few stories completed closer to publication, they were "...conceived as complementary parts of a whole, centered in the background of a single community." The book consists of twenty-two stories, with the first story, "The Book of the Grotesque", serving as an introduction. Each of the stories shares a specific character's past and present struggle to overcome the loneliness and isolation that seems to permeate the town.< Less
Town of Shadows (paperback)
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Fiction. "That the fresh and haunting new voice Lindsay Stern exercises in TOWN OF SHADOWS is difficult to classify ought to serve only to make it impossible to ignore. Rife with arch urgency,... More > brief density, and fruitful disregard for traditional genre bounds, Stern's debut is an important addition to the recent rejuvenation of the novella form. Through its razor-sharp technique, translucent diction, and elliptical vignette structure, TOWN OF SHADOWS peels layer from layer to reveal a complex, perspicacious author who is unafraid to trouble the water where poetry and prose mingle. Stern's youth and precocity are certainly striking, but don't let them dupe you: here is a young Lydia Davis or Anne Carson unspooling only the beginning of a corpus all her own. Lindsay Stern defines the term 'one to watch.'"—Laura Goode< Less
Marriage of Heaven and Hell: Works by Matt Chambers
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Art Exhibition featuring works by Matthew Chambers.
Exhibition held at Library House Gallery in Grand Rapids, Ohio.
Organized by William Shelley and Ericka Fernandez.
The exhibition dates: November... More > 3rd 2012 - January 27th 2013
Matthew B. P. Chambers was born and raised in Winesburg, Ohio and spent his childhood summers in nearby Mayberry. At the age of 5 he began playing music and after hearing a Thelonious Monk recording years later, started learning the language of Jazz. As his twin brother entered university to study art history, Mr. Chambers vicariously learned of the plastic visual arts and developed an eye for all things visual. After being hired by an art museum in the Midwest, he has been exposed daily, and for years on end to many masterworks and recently began creating his own art. Many 20th century artists have influenced his work. Mr. Chambers is of the opinion that in order to render something genuine and true, an element of poetry must be present.< Less