Thornton Wilder: Selected full-text books and articles
Thornton Wilder and the Puritan Narrative Tradition University of Missouri Press, 2006
The Oxford Anthology of American Literature Oxford University Press, 1938
America's 93 Greatest Living Authors Present This Is My Best: Over 150 Self-Chosen and Complete Masterpieces, Together with Their Reasons for Their Selections Dial Press, 1942PRIMARY SOURCE
Librarian’s tip: Includes "The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden" by Thornton Wilder
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Images of Truth: Remembrances and Criticism Harper & Row, 1962
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "Talks with Thornton Wilder"
The Simple Stage: Its Origins in the Modern American Theater Greenwood Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Thornton Wilder and the Playwright's Initiative"
Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition University of Alabama Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Thornton Wilder, the Real, and Theatrical Realism"
Cavalcade of the American Novel: From the Birth of the Nation to the Middle of the Twentieth Century Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1952
Librarian’s tip: "Romance and Fantasy: Elinor Wylie, Robert Nathan and Thornton Wilder" begins on p. 396
Family, Drama, and American Dreams Greenwood Press, 1978
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "The Family World of American Drama"
Crosscurrents in the Drama: East and West University of Alabama Press, vol.6, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Thornton Wilder's Minimalist Plays: Mingling Eastern and Western Traditions" begins on p. 76
I Hear America ...: Literature in the United States since 1900 Biblo and Tannen, 1967
Librarian’s tip: "Thornton Wilder" begins on p. 97
Freud on Broadway: A History of Psychoanalysis and the American Drama Hermitage House, 1955
Librarian’s tip: Chap. X "Freudian Fraternity of the Thirties"
Indians of the High Plains: From the Prehistoric Period to the Coming of Europeans University of Oklahoma Press, 1959
Librarian’s tip: "Our Town" begins on p. 825 and "The Skin of Our Teeth" begins on p. 826
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