TITLE

THORNTON WILDER

PUB. DATE
January 1990
SOURCE
Research Guide to Biography & Criticism;1990, Vol. 4, p548
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
This article presents a research guide to biography and criticism on the works of author Thornton Wilder. The Journals of Thornton Wilder, 1939-1961, by Donald Gallup, culled from over a thousand manuscript pages in two journals, provides an intimate look at the thoughts and preoccupations of Wilder during the most productive period of his career. Throughout these entries, Wilder discourses on the psychological motivations of people, offers critical observations of literary works, discusses sex, religion, and politics, among numerous topics. The influence of Freud is pervasive. Although Wilder rarely used these journals to work out drafts of his plays, these materials do include two scenes from an unfinished play, entitled The Emporium. Wilder's sister, Isabel, provides a biographical introduction, and Gallup provides annotations when necessary. This is an essential primary source for anyone interested in the life and writings of Wilder.
ACCESSION #
17075060

 

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