Thornton Wilder, an intimate portrait by Richard Henry Goldstone

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Published by Saturday Review Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.

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Book details

StatementRichard H. Goldstone.
LC ClassificationsPS3545.I345 Z664
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 299 p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages299
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5192220M
LC Control Number75012990

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The subtitle is a misnomer if there ever was one: Goldstone (he's a professor at C.U.N.Y.) has known Wilder since WW II but Wilder apparently never entertained intimate relationships with anyone—as he said in summary of a gloomy, often depressive, monastic life, ""I'm not one very much for passion."" The physical and later spiritual frailty was apparent early on&#;the first year of his.

Goldstone, Richard H.: Thornton Wilder An Intimate Portrait. New York: Saturday Review Press and E. Dutton & Co., First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine.

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Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He received three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and two for his plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and a National Book Award for his novel The Eighth Day.

The winner of three Pulitzer Prizes. Thornton Wilder was an intensely private man. But the curtain on his personal life is lifted in Penelope Niven’s prodigious biography, “Thornton Wilder: A Author: Patti Hartigan. Thornton Waldo Burgess (Janu – June 5, ) was an American conservationist and author of children's s loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime was sometimes known as the Bedtime the time he retired, he had written more than books and Resting place: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield.

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Wilder’s worlds are detailed and alive, but it is his treatment of the home and its subsequent masters—the women—that makes his Author: Annette Storckman. “This play is called ‘Our Town,’” he said. “It was written by Thornton Wilder.” It was the first time the character called the Stage Manager had delivered these lines before an audience, the first time Wilder’s classic play about life, love and death in Grover’s Corners, New.

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Richard H. Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait. New York: E.P. Dutton, Grebanier, Bernard. Thornton Wilder. I Our Town by Thornton Wilder provides the richest reading in the unit. It blends comic and tragic elements while dealing with issues we will encounter later in other works and in our discussions.

I will begin the unit with this play because it does help bring the pieces together, to give a clearer definition of “family”, to raise once again issues of concern to adolescents: parental. Second printing. Signed and inscribed by the author Thornton Wilder on the title page: ÒFor Sue Miller, with the best wishes of Thornton Wilder.

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A serious and highly original dramatist, Wilder often employed nonrealistic theatrical techniques, i.e., scrambled time sequences, minimal stage sets, characters speaking directly to the audience, and. Thornton (Niven) Wilder () American writer and playwright, best known for the Pulitzer Prize awarded play Our Town ().

Wilder's breakthrough novel was The Bridge of San Luis Rey (), an examination of justice and altruism. The story focused on the fates of five travelers in the century Peru, who happen to be crossing the.

National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B.

Toklas, and Thornton Wilder /5(29). Thornton Niven Wilder was born in Madison, Wisconsin on the twenty-seventh of April in His father, Amos Parker Wilder, was a strict Calvinist who combined strong economic interests with politics (Block and Shedd ) in his work as the editor, owner, and publisher of a newspaper.

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Novem   The Committee Room notes with sadness the death of Penelope Niven, biographer of playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder (Thornton Wilder: A Life).Niven died unexpectedly on Aug At the time of her death, Niven was working on further Wilder projects, including a book titled Wilder on Writing.

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As he describes her, she embodied the buoyant and determined spirit of mid-twentieth-century America, and her fresh-faced beauty was warmly embraced by.

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