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Triumph of the Egg

Triumph of the Egg A collection of short stories by Sherwood Anderson

  • Title: Triumph of the Egg
  • Author: Sherwood Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781421804873
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • A collection of short stories by Sherwood Anderson

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    1. Do you seek the comfort of escape in the films and literature that you immerse yourself in? If you answered "Why, yes!" to this question and started delighting in the notion of romantic comedies and glitter-and-magic-stuffed, demigod-like characters leading impossibly perfect lives with lots of hot sex and money and adventure, then read no further; Sherwood Anderson is not for you. Don't waste your time with this review, let alone this book, and I will say why once more so that I am sure you can [...]

    2. Next time I read this collection, and there will certainly be a next time, it will be fall, and I will be intensely aware of the fallness of that fall, the ripeness and death of it, the bright red rattling melancholy of it, the drifty isolated inwardness of it, the chill forced domesticity of it; for Sherwood Anderson is the autumnal writer; no one writes about dried leaves like him. Leaves should be carried away, go dancing away, not be beaten straight down off the trees by rain. So says Sherwo [...]

    3. The song was a command. It told over and over the story of life and of death, life forever defeated by death, death forever defeated by life. from 'Out of Nowhere Into Nothing'"In every human being there are two voices, each striving to make itself heard." Terrible truths about life sound in the routines in Rosalinds father's home. Water from the pail hits the floor like innocent feet. She is always awake waiting to be afraid again by what they know, and do they want. Throwing stones to test the [...]

    4. Some of the comments that people have left about this book leave me baffled. The Egg and Other Short Stories is the greatest collection of short stories in the past one-hundred years. There, I said it! Like, Winesburg, Anderson explores a side of society, many people in his time refused to talk about and explore--the eccentrics, the lonely, and those who who were not accepted such as the homosexuals. Not only that, he shows the hypocrisy, humanity and charity that exists in American people. In t [...]

    5. No non-sense fiction for the common man (and woman). Simple and forthright, almost alarmingly shrewd and perceptive. All of these stories explore the infinite layers of man [and woman's] alienation with each other and oneself.Reminds me of Steinbeck's style: resplendent prose with distinctly unaffected beauty. As evidenced by his writing, Anderson is (1) an astute observer of human interaction and (2) a surveyor of the vast and labyrinthine complexities [and contradictions] of the internal lands [...]

    6. Sherwood Anderson, who greatly influenced Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner, published in 1921 a collection of short stories called THE EGG AND OTHER STORIES. It came two years after his classic WINESBURG, OHIO. The title story in this collection is quite humorous, while most of the stories have themes of mortality, lives not fully lived, yearnings, dreams of escapement, disappointments, and the necessity of connection between people.Anderson’s writing is wonderful. He really gets inside o [...]

    7. This collection of short stories is even better than Winesburg, Ohio and with their diversity I find myself understanding/enjoying Anderson a great bit more. For me, this is the writer who truly defined/crystallized/understood modernized America. What strikes me as different from Winesburg is that Anderson takes his soulless, lifeless characters in town and shows much more of what it is that they struggle against.d he does so in beautiful ways. In "I Want to Know Why," we come face to face with [...]

    8. I feel the same as I did when I read this before. I love Anderson's simple style. He really knew how to capture small town life and make it important (idea from the back cover of my edition). He had such a way of creating characters. They weren't developed; they were brought into being. They came with stories of their own of such depth that they felt real. These aren't just characters; they're people. Anderson's people matter more than their stories. Plot isn't so important. People are, and lang [...]

    9. The back cover of this book says that Sherwood Anderson inspired Steinbeck, Hemingway and many other classic American authors and I believe it. These are some powerful little stories without flowery language which focus on being human. The song of life and death. Looking forward to more Sherwood.

    10. Done, and it always bums me out when I do so. The stories are timeless and at times formless. The stories are like ghosts trying gliding through the pages, giving the reader a peek of the ghostly form and then they disappear. Just a perfect little book that's ever been writ!

    11. this wasn't terrible, but just not worth spending time on when there are so many other more fulfilling things to read and a limited lifespan in which to read them. not anywhere in the ballpark of "winesburg."

    12. I had a bit of a difficult time with this book. Especially since my mom lent it to me with the hope that I would read and enjoy it. I am not a fan of short stories in general. I like my books with a definite beginning, middle and end. These stories often had one or the other missing. Several ended abruptly without the reader knowing what is happening, or will be happening. I feel like much of this book made me profoundly sadd for the characters who want more than their lives have given them and [...]

    13. This a dark work. Or rather a series of dark works. I cannot call them essays, and they are not short stories in the classic sense. Perhaps vignettes, or portraits, or excerpts of life as the author saw it. But in any event they are dark and I cannot read more than one or two at a time. At times I am reminded of Twain's descriptions of small towns and people, but it would be Twain infused with Ambrose Bierce's view of man and life.Some say Anderson's work is about post-industrial, small town lif [...]

    14. I guess I did Anderson backwards. Winesburg Ohio is his masterpiece and the consensus seems to be that he declined after this and hurt his reputation by tackling novels -- a format he never mastered. Anderson's style is to let the protagonist of the story tell the tale, in their voice and from their viewpoint. As you read you feel that you are sitting on a porch with the character and they relate the story just as people do in real life, oftentimes wandering off into other trains of thought, but [...]

    15. Sherwood Anderson crafted a realistic short story that not only unearths the grotesque in human nature, but demonstrates the value of dropping out and breaking away—by showing us just the opposite. In THE EGG, Anderson describes a contemporary (modern for the time) farm-hand who has childlike (innocent, imaginative) ideas, but is pushed to “do better” in life. This portrays more than just anti-success, but anti-success due to “getting ahead” because society pushes you to do so. Anderso [...]

    16. This passage from 'The Door of the Trap' made me burst out with laughter:"He asked the merchant's son to stay for a moment and, when the two were alone together in the room, he grew suddenly and furiously angry. His voice was, however, cold and steady. 'Young man,' he said, 'you do not come into this room to write on the back of a book and waste your time. If I see anything of the kind again I'll do something you don't expect. I'll throw you out through a window, that's what I'll do.'"So many st [...]

    17. After my first reading Sherwood Anderson while I was in high school, I was completely enamored of his short stories, his mastery at character sketches, and his vivid descriptions created with few words. That was before I'd read Chekov. Upon this re-reading of Anderson's classic, "The Egg," I kept thinking how rudimentary his writing is compared to Brother Anton. I believe I'm now ruined for any short stories not penned by The Russian. Anderson was an excellent American short fiction writer of th [...]

    18. According to Raymond Carver, Sherwood Anderson thought "The Egg" was the best thing he'd ever written. His other favorite stories were "The Untold Lie," "Hands," "Out of Nowhere into Nothing," "I Want to Know Why," and "I'm a Fool." RC would add "Death in the Woods" and "The Man Who Became a Woman," at the least.

    19. I think that the author was mentally strange and that "infected" all of his characters in this collection of short stories, just as in his "Poor White" and in his short stories, "Winesburg, Ohio." All his characters are trying to find themselves, or escape from their selves -- and all seem a bit "out of it." I will never read anything by him again!

    20. Reading Sherwood Anderson, I learned the same thing he had to tell Faulkner: stick to what you know. The most ordinary of people can live extraordinary lives. What goes on behind the doors of one's home can be more interesting and complicated than an epic poem. Anderson also helped me with sentence structure. Clear and concise sentences that are simply beautiful.

    21. i love sherwood anderson, and this was a decent collection of his short stories, but i really have a problem with the cover. it is literally an egg draped in velvet laid on a scanner. designers, this is lazy and you should be ashamed of yourselves. let us not speak of the interior. dover thrift editions is sorely in need of a brand-wide redesign.

    22. I enjoyed the short stories in this book immensely. Anderson shows a deep insight into the human condition and develops his characters with compassion and tenderness. This collection is a real gem. Read it if you get the chance.

    23. As great a collection of stories as I have ever read. The title story in particular is a prefect example of the form.

    24. I thought I was getting good at interpreting off-the-wall stuff, but a few of these stories still have me baffled.

    25. This set of short stories was written shortly after Winesberg Ohio and deals with the same themes. It has the lyricism and consistent high quality of Winesberg -- the work of a true artist.

    26. The only really notable story is the egg, and other from that I don't really see why a book was made to house these stories.

    27. If this was just a review of "The Egg" (probably one of my top-ten favorite short stories) I would have to say 5 stars, but

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