Thornton Wilder, Playwright and Novelist, handwritten and signed letter. He received three Pulitzer Prizes one for his novel. The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
And for two of his plays. The Skin of Our Teeth. Set in fictional Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, the play was inspired by his friend Gertrude Stein's novel The Making of Americans and employs a Narrator and a minimalist set to underscore the human experience. Wilder himself played the role of the Narrator on Broadway for two weeks and later in summer stock productions. Following the daily lives of the Gibbs and Webb families, as well as the other inhabitants of Grovers Corners.Was initially a failure but later re-emerged as. And later still as the musical. This letter, dated December 13, 1963, is written entirely in Thornton Wilder's hand to Stanley Woodward of Rockport, Massachusetts. Wilder thanks Woodward for a previous letter and remarks that he wishes he could see Rockport again and talk over all times. " He talks about living in the Arizona desert for the past year and a half and mentions an upcoming trip he plans to take on January 4 to "continue my semi-hermit's life abroad. " He wishes "A Happy Christmas Season" in bold pencil to Woodward and signs it "ever cordially, Thornton.
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