Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio is a seminal work of art that has had a broad reach in American literature, influencing such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, and J. D. Salinger. Sherwood Anderson had the courage to break from tradition and tell his stories in a unique, courageous voice, touching on taboo subjects and exploring psychological themes rarely, if ever, broached in the literature of his day. Any serious study of modern American literature is incomplete without examining the contribution this great writer made to our literary tradition. This particular edition contains over 20 pages of notes and exercises that treat the major themes in Winesburg, Ohio. It also offers over twenty creative writing exercises based on an examination of Sherwood Anderson's particular style. Michael Segedy, a novelist and former teacher, has published numerous articles about writing and literature. In 1986, he won The Virginia Bulletin's writing award for the best articles published over a two year period. Gwendolyn Brooks, poet laureate of Illinois, presented him with the writing award.