Anderson, David D. Sherwood Anderson: An Introduction and Interpretation. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967. This critical biography argues that all of Anderson’s work, not just Winesburg, Ohio, must be considered when attempting to understand Anderson’s career and his place in the literary canon.
Appel, Paul P. Homage to Sherwood Anderson: 1876-1941. Mamaroneck, N.Y.: Author, 1970. A collection of essays originally published in homage to Anderson after his death in 1941. Among the contributors are Theodore Dreiser, Gertrude Stein, Thomas Wolfe, Henry Miller, and William Saroyan. Also includes Anderson’s previously unpublished letters and his essay “The Modern Writer,” which had been issued as a limited edition in 1925.
Bassett, John E. Sherwood Anderson: An American Career. Selinsgrove, Pa.: Susquehanna University Press, 2006. Bassett reevaluates the accomplishments in Winesburg, Ohio and Anderson’s other novels and short stories, but focuses more than previous studies on his nonfiction, autobiographical, and journalistic writing. Also discusses how Anderson coped with the cultural changes of his time.
Campbell, Hilbert H., and Charles E. Modlin, eds. Sherwood Anderson: Centennial Studies. Troy, N.Y.: Whitston, 1976. Written for Anderson’s centenary, these eleven previously unpublished essays were solicited by the editors. Some of the essays explore Anderson’s relationship with other artists, including Edgar Lee Masters, Henry Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and J. J. Lankes.
Dunne, Robert. A New Book of the Grotesques: Contemporary Approaches to Sherwood Anderson’s Early Fiction. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2005. Offers a new interpretation of Anderson’s early fiction by looking at it from a postmodern theoretical...