Anderson was considered a “writer’s writer”. His style was Naturalism. Anderson invites the reader into his process as a writer, in which he unfolds the meticulously developed characters’ views of the world. He influenced writes such as Willa Cather, Henry James and William Faulkner. Anderson and Ernest Hemingway became great friends until Hemingway felt the need to sabotage the relationship. He wrote a parody of Anderson’s one and only best-selling novel which Anderson took as a great insult. Enjoy!