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The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

It seems to me that my books are about: what is the worst thing that the world can do to you, and what are the last resources one has to oppose it.


Thornton Wilder in the role of George Antrobus in The Skin of our Teeth (Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Sources

Burbank, Rex J. Thornton Wilder. 2nd Ed. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978.

Goldstein, Malcolm. The Art of Thornton Wilder. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1965.

Wilder, Thornton. The Bridge of San Luis Rey. 1927. New York: HarperCollins Perennial Classics, 1998.

—. Our Town. 1938. New York: HarperCollins Perennial Classics, 1998.

—. "Some Thoughts on Playwriting." In The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume II. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1998.

Acknowledgments

Literary rights provided courtesy of the Wilder Family LLC and The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc.

Writer: Michael Palma

Series Editor: Molly Thomas-Hicks for the National Endowment for the Arts

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