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American writer, made his name as a leading naturalistic writer with Winesburg, Ohio (1919), a collection of short stories illustrating life in a small town. Other collections include The Triumph of the Egg (1921) and Death in the Woods (1933). His novels include Poor White (1920), Dark Laughter (1925), and the semi‐autobiographical Tar: A Midwest Childhood (1926).

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