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Anderson, Sherwood

Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1941 AD
Nationality: American
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1876 – Born in Camden, Ohio on the 13th of September.

1900 – He attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

1904 – He married Cornelia Lane, the daughter of a wealthy Ohio family.

1912 – In November, he went missing, but reappeared four days later after having a mental breakdown.

1916 – He divorced Cornelia Lane and married Tennessee Mitchell.

1919 – He is probably most famous for his collection of works, known as Winesburg, Ohio.

1922 – He wrote various novels before divorcing Mitchell and marrying Elizabeth Prall, two years later.

1923 – Published Many Marriages, the themes of which he would carry over into much of his later writing.

1924 – He lived in the historic Pontalba Apartments adjoining Jackson Square in New Orleans.

1925 – Wrote Dark Laughter, a novel rooted in his New Orleans experience.

1930 – He published Death in the Woods, Puzzled America (a book of essays), and Kit Brandon, which was published in 1936.

1932 – He dedicated his novel Beyond Desire to Copenhaver. Although he was much less influential in this final writing period, many of Anderson’s more significant lines of prose were present in these works, which were generally considered sub-par compared to his others.

1941 – On the 8th of March, he died in Panama of peritonitis after swallowing a toothpick at a party, aged 64. Sherwood Anderson was buried at Round Hill Cemetery in Marion, Virginia.