The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life In Tales and Poems
Date: January 2016
Duration: 7 hours 8 minutes
"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.