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The American Grotesque: Sherwood Anderson and Modernity

Produced by Jaedyn Baker and Mattie Norman

Edited by Olivia Nolan and Madeline Pla

In episode one of our two-part podcast series on the grotesque, we explore Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio. In addition to an overview of the grotesque and its function in American fiction, we hear from Bruce Falconer on Anderson’s life and legacy. Dr. Chad Trevitte illuminates some key aspects of Anderson’s masterwork and discusses more largely short fiction’s role in our modern time. 

Music credit:

Largo, J.S. Bach

Track Name: “Distant”

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