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THORNTON WILDER Journals
July 16, 2010 @ 12:11:19 pm
In 1965 Thornton Wilder(1887-1975) won the National Medal for Literature. This medal is and was an annual award to honour the achievements of an American writer and their literary career. The award was established by the National Book Committee, a non-profit educational society founded in the USA in 1954. Wilder started writing The Eighth Day, the novel for which he won the award, in 1962, the year I began my travelling-pioneering life for the Canadian Baha

Your journals deserve a place with
those of Emerson and Thoreau and
my own journals, Thornton, what do
you think will become of them? You
write in a rare, unique and matchless
form: a nonesuch as Garson Kanin put
it---it?s a rare reader who won?t enjoy
your delightful words. If I can provide
such intimate glimpses into my private
writing life, if I have only some of your
agile mind and wry view of life----they
will be as illuminating as they try to be
a documentary into my life and times.(1)

(1) Leon Edel?s commentary on The Journals of Thornton Wilder: 1939-1961

Ron Price
15 July 2010

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claudibeee

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New Post! July 16, 2010 @ 12:23:09 pm
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I loved 'The Bridge Of San Luis Rey.


ronprice

New Post! August 08, 2010 @ 04:40:30 am
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Yes, claudibeee: Thornton Wilder's second novel, THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, was published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. In later years, when someone asked Thornton Wilder about his purpose in writing THE BRIDGE, he replied that he was posing a question: "Is there a direction and meaning in lives beyond the individual's own will?" -Ron in Tasmania

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