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Thornton Wilder

Novelist, Playwright (17-Apr-1897 — 7-Dec-1975)


Martin Blank; Dalma Hunyadi Brunauer; David Garrett Izzo. Thornton Wilder: New Essays. Locust Hill Press. 1999. 484pp.

Jackson R. Bryer (editor). Conversations with Thornton Wilder. University Press of Mississippi. 1992. 130pp.

Rex J. Burbank. Thornton Wilder. Twayne. 1961. 156pp.

Edward Burns; Ulla E. Dydo; William Rice (editors). The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1996. 452pp.

David Castronovo. Thornton Wilder. Ungar. 1986. 174pp.

Jerome Melvin Edelstein. A Bibliographical Checklist of the Writings of Thornton Wilder. Yale University Library. 1959. 62pp.

Malcom L. Goldstein. Art of Thornton Wilder. University of Nebraska Press. 1965. 191pp.

Richard Henry Goldstone. Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait. Saturday Review Press. 1975. 299pp.

Gilbert A. Harrison. The Enthusiast: A Life of Thornton Wilder. Tickner & Fields. 1983.

Lincoln Konkle. Thornton Wilder and the Puritan Narrative Tradition. University of Missouri Press. 2006. 301pp.

Katie De Koster (editor). Thornton Wilder. Greenhaven Press. 1998. 189pp. Essays.

Mildred Christophe Kuner. Thornton Wilder: The Bright and the Dark. Crowell. 1972. 226pp.

Paul Lifton. Vast Encyclopedia: The Theatre of Thornton Wilder. Greenwood Press. 1995. 225pp.

Helmut Papajewski. Thornton Wilder. F. Ungar. 1969. 206pp.

Linda Simon. Thornton Wilder: His World. Doubleday. 1979. 298pp.

Hermann Stresau. Thornton Wilder. Ungar. 1971. 130pp.

Claudette Walsh. Thornton Wilder: A Reference Guide, 1926-1990. G. K. Hall. 1993. 449pp.

Mary Ellen Williams Walsh. A Vast Landscape: Time in the Novels of Thornton Wilder. Idaho State University Press. 1979. 120pp.

Amos Niven Wilder. Thornton Wilder and His Public. Fortress Press. 1980. 102pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1222)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.822)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.754)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1558)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.1135)

  13. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.528)

  14. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.254)

  15. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1502)

  16. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1351-54)

  17. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1518)

  18. Current Biography, 1971 Yearbook (pp.438-41)

  19. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.8)

  20. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1115)

  21. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.796)

  22. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.515)

  23. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, p.138)

  24. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.918-19)

  25. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.16)

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