Thornton Wilder: A Life
"Thornton Wilder: A Life brings readers face to face with the extraordinary man who made words come alive around the world, on the stage and on the page."
"Comprehensive and wisely fashioned….This book is a splendid and long needed work."
Thornton Wilder—three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, creator of such enduring stage works as Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and beloved novels like Bridge of San Luis Ray and Theophilus North—was much more than a pivotal figure in twentieth century American theater and literature. He was a world-traveler, a student, a teacher, a soldier, an actor, a son, a brother, and a complex, intensely private man who kept his personal life a secret. In Thornton Wilder: A Life, author Penelope Niven pulls back the curtain to present a fascinating, three-dimensional portrait one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons.
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THORNTON WILDER: A LifeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A satisfying and insightful, if overlong, picture of a solitary writer who never stopped being a family man.There are times reading this new biography by Niven (Swimming Lessons: Life Lessons from the ... Read full review