Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life In Tales and Poems cover

Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life In Tales and Poems

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)

1. Prologue
2. The Dumb Man
3. I Want to Know Why
4. Seeds
5. The Other Woman
6. The Egg
7. Unlighted Lamps
8. Senility
9. The Man in the Brown Coat
10. Brothers
11. The Door of the Trap
12. The New Englander
13. War
14. Motherhood
15. Out of Nowhere into Nothing: I
16. Out of Nowhere into Nothing: II-V
17. Out of Nowhere into Nothing: VI
18. The Man with the Trumpet

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    “The Triumph of the Egg” is a collection of stories and poems by Sherwood Anderson. Abandoning the interconnected quality of his more famous “Winesburg, Ohio,” the author adopts a variety of perspectives and settings while exploring similar themes: personal growth, disillusionment, loneliness, and urban-rural contrast. In the North American Review, critic Lawrence Gilman wrote, “Mr. Anderson has achieved a beauty that irradiates his page.” Though largely overshadowed by that celebrated, earlier book, “The Triumph of the Egg” remains a foundational work for Modernist literature, proven by its winning the first annual Dial Award from the influential journal The Dial. NOTE TO LISTENERS: The second story in this collection, “I Want to Know Why,” contains language that may be offensive.