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Thornton Wilder : a life

Author: Penelope Niven; Edward Albee
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A fascinating, three-dimensional portrait of one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thornton Wilder; Thornton Wilder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Niven; Edward Albee
ISBN: 9780060831363 0060831367
OCLC Number: 738348452
Description: xvi, 832 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : "the history of a writer" --
"Godly folk" --
"A foretaste of heaven" --
"Being left" --
Foreign devils --
"Parental expectation" --
"All aspiration" --
"Literary development" --
"The art of writing" --
Distant sons --
"Flowering into literature" --
"Heroes" --
"His own tune" --
"Choice souls" --
"All my faults and virtues" --
"Millstones" --
"The 'way within'" --
"My real vocation" --
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde --
"The finest bridge in all Peru" --
Preparation and circumstance --
"Variety, variety" --
"Home" --
"Strands and threads" --
Our living and our dying --
The village and the stars --
"Chalk ... or fire" --
"Perseverance" --
"Seeing, knowing and telling" --
"The eternal family" --
"The closing of the door" --
"Wartime" --
"Post-war adjustment exercise" --
Searching for the right way --
Kaleidoscopic views --
"The human adventure" --
"Tapestry" --
"Life and death."
Responsibility: Penelope Niven ; with a foreword by Edward Albee.

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A fascinating, three-dimensional portrait of one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons.

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