Thornton Wilder, an intimate portrait
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Thornton Wilder, an intimate portrait by Richard Henry Goldstone

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Published by Saturday Review Press in New York .
Written in


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

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRichard H. Goldstone.
LC ClassificationsPS3545.I345 Z664
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 299 p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages299
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17754277M

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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. P. Dutton & Co., First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. The life of Thornton Wilder has been documented in several books, including Richard Henry Goldstone's Thornton Wilder, an Intimate Portrait (Saturday Review Press, ); Linda Simon's Thornton Wilder: His World (Doubleday, ); and Gilbert A. Harrison's The Enthusiast (Ticknor & Fields, ). The following is a brief timeline pinpointing key events in his life: Ap born in. Goldstone, Richard H. Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait. New York: Saturday Review Press/E. P. Dutton, Letters: The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder. Robin G. Wilder and Jackson R. Bryer, eds. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, A Tour of the Darkling Plain: The Finnegans Wake Letters of Thornton Wilder and Adaline Glasheen.

Man of Letters. The case of Thornton Wilder. moments in Goldstone’s book, subtitled “An Intimate Portrait.” A typical passage: “Clearly there exist beneath the surface of high. The Ides of March is a epistolary novel set in Julius Caesar’s Rome. Thornton Wilder called it “a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic.” Through vividly imagined letters and documents, Wilder brings to life a dramatic period of world history and one of history’s most magnetic, elusive personalities.   Wilder was being relegated to the world of middlebrow authors I suspect that Richard H. Goldstone's book, “Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait,” will . The Enthusiast is the second biography of Thornton Wilder, only American writer to have won Pulitzer Prizes in both fiction and drama. The first, Richard H. Goldstone's Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait (), appeared less than a month before Wilder's death and was prepared against his strenuous objections and without access to his papers.

Book of the month. Thornton Wilder’s debut novel now available for the first time on audio book! An American student spends a year in the fabulously decadent world of post-World War I Rome and experiences first-hand the waning days of a secret community–a “cabala.”.   Thornton Wilder, an intimate portrait 1st ed. by Richard Henry Goldstone. Published by Saturday Review Press in New York. Written in EnglishAuthor: Richard Henry Goldstone. Thornton Niven Wilder (Ap – December 7, ) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes —for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth — and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day. Wilder was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Born: Thornton Niven Wilder, Ap , Madison, . Thornton Wilder, an intimate portrait. [Richard Henry Goldstone] -- Reviews the major patterns of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's life, personality, novels, and plays, detailing Wilder's relationships with celebrities and friends and the key events of his long.