This early work by Sherwood Anderson was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Tar - A Midwest Childhood' is a semi-autobiographical work about small-town life in late-nineteenth-century Ohio. In 1908, Anderson began writing short stories and novels. He moved to Chicago, where he found work in an advertising agency and became friends with other writers in Chicago, including Floyd Dell, Theodore Dreiser, Ben Hecht and Carl Sandburg. Starting in 1914, the now-politicised Anderson began having his work published in 'The Masses', a socialist journal. Anderson's first novel, 'Windy McPherson's Son', was published in 1916. This was followed by the novel 'Marching Men' (1917) and a collection of prose poems, 'Mid-American Chants' (1918). A year later, 'Winesburg, Ohio' (1919), Anderson's best-remembered and best-known work, was published.
Used availability for Sherwood Anderson's Tar
October 1997 : USA Hardback
September 1969 : USA Hardback
April 2013 : UK Paperback