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Thornton Wilder (1897–1975)

Autor de Nuestra ciudad=(Our town) : comedia en tres actos

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One of the most honored and versatile of modern writers, Thornton Wilder combined a career as a successful novelist with work for the theater that made him one of this century's outstanding dramatists. It was an early short novel, however, that first brought him fame. The Bridge of San Luis Rey mostrar más (1927), a bestseller that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1927, is the story of a group of assorted people who happen to be on a bridge in Peru when it collapses. Ingeniously constructed and rich in its philosophical implications about fate and synchronicity, Wilder's book would seem to be the first well-known example of a formula that has become a cliche in popular literature. His attraction to classical themes is manifested in The Woman of Andros (1930), a tragedy about young love in pre-Christian Greece, and The Ides of March (1948), set in the time of Julius Caesar and told in letters and documents covering a long span of years. Heaven's My Destination (1934), is a seriocomic and picaresque story about a young book salesman traveling through the Midwest during the early years of the Great Depression.Theophilus North (1973), Wilder's last novel, disappointed many reviewers, but it provided its author with opportunities to offer some wry observations on the life of the idle rich in Newport during the summer of 1926 and to ponder in the story of his alter ego what might have happened if Wilder had stayed home, so to speak, instead of becoming Thornton Wilder. As a serious writer of fiction, Wilder's main claim rests on The Eighth Day (1967), an intellectual thriller, which the N.Y. Times called "the most substantial fiction of his career." It won the National Book Award for fiction in 1968. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Thornton Wilder

El Puente de San Luis Rey (1927) 4,792 copias
Three Plays by Thornton Wilder (1938) 1,222 copias
Los idus de marzo (1948) 940 copias
El octavo día (1967) 685 copias
Theophilus North (1973) 500 copias
The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) 412 copias
Heaven's My Destination (1935) 198 copias
The Cabala (1926) 155 copias
The Matchmaker (1955) 146 copias
La sombra de una duda [1943 film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 140 copias
The Woman of Andros (1930) 119 copias
The Long Christmas Dinner (1933) — Autor — 29 copias
Our Town | The Skin of Our Teeth (1982) — Autor — 29 copias
Pullman Car Hiawatha (1931) 15 copias
Queens of France (1931) 8 copias
The Drunken Sisters (1957) 6 copias
The Seven Deadly Sins (2012) 4 copias
Obras escogidas 2 copias
Plays 2 copias
The Ages of Man (2012) 2 copias
Lesebuch (1985) 2 copias
Drámák (1981) 2 copias
Alcestiad (1977) 2 copias
Someone From Assisi (2014) 1 copia
Idi di marzo 1 copia
Drammi brevi 1 copia
Our Town (HHH Production) — Autor — 1 copia
Thornton Wilder Stories — Autor — 1 copia
Insurgent 1 copia
Leviathan 1 copia
The Angel on the Ship (1928) 1 copia
Brother Fire 1 copia
Fanny Otcott 1 copia
The Wreck on the 5 25 (2014) 1 copia
Centaurs 1 copia

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This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuidor — 188 copias
Sixteen Famous American Plays (1777) — Playwright — 187 copias
Stories to Remember {complete} (1956) — Contribuidor — 181 copias
Stories to Remember, Volume II (1956) — Contribuidor — 126 copias
Playwrights on Playwriting: The Meaning and Making of Modern Drama from Ibsen to Ionesco (1960) — Contribuidor, algunas ediciones110 copias
One Act: Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theater (1961) — Contribuidor — 106 copias
Contemporary Drama: 15 Plays (1959) — Contribuidor — 70 copias
10 Short Plays (1963) — Contribuidor — 63 copias
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Jacob's Dream (1946) — Introducción, algunas ediciones46 copias
Contemporary Drama - 11 Plays (1956) — Contribuidor — 46 copias
Best American Plays: Fourth Series, 1951-1957 (1958) — Contribuidor — 43 copias
The Modern Theatre, Volume 4 (1956) — Contribuidor — 36 copias
Hello, Dolly! A Musical Play (1964) — Original story — 35 copias
XII Twelve Short Novels (1961) — Contribuidor — 34 copias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Contribuidor — 33 copias
15 International One-Act Plays (1969) — Contribuidor — 32 copias
Theatre Experiment (1967) — Contribuidor — 29 copias
13 Plays of Ghosts and the Supernatural (1990) — Contribuidor — 28 copias
Our Town [1940 film] (2000) — Original play — 28 copias
The Signet Book of Short Plays (2004) — Contribuidor — 28 copias
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuidor — 27 copias
Hello, Dolly! Original 1964 Broadway Cast Recording (1964) — Original play — 27 copias
The Bridge of San Luis Rey [2004 film] (2004) — Original book — 24 copias
Twentieth-Century American Drama (2000) — Contribuidor — 22 copias
The Twelve Plays of Christmas (2000) — Contribuidor — 16 copias
Our Town [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Original play — 15 copias
A Roman Collection: Stories, Poems, and Other Good Pieces (1980) — Contribuidor — 8 copias
Mr. North [1988 film] (2003) — Original play — 5 copias
The Matchmaker [1958 film] (1958) — Original play — 5 copias
Thornton Wilder's Our Town [1989 TV episode] (2005) — Play — 4 copias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 2 (1969) — Contribuidor — 3 copias
The Undying Past (1961) — Contribuidor — 2 copias
Teatro Norteamericano contemporaneo — Contribuidor — 2 copias
The Bridge of San Luis Rey [1944 film] — Original novel — 1 copia
Short Plays for Reading and Acting (1970) — Contribuidor — 1 copia
Teatru American Contemporan vol. 1 — Contribuidor — 1 copia


Conocimiento común

Nombre canónico
Wilder, Thornton
Nombre legal
Wilder, Thornton Niven
Fecha de nacimiento
Fecha de fallecimiento
Lugar de sepultura
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Lugar de nacimiento
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Lugar de fallecimiento
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Lugares de residencia
Chefoo, China
Ojai, California, USA
Berkeley, California, USA
Douglas, Arizona, USA
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Princeton University (MA|French|1926)
Yale University (BA|1920)
Oberlin College
American Academy in Rome
Berkeley High School
Creekside Middle School (mostrar todos 8)
China Inland Mission Chefoo School
The Thacher School
teacher (mostrar todos 12)
short-story writer
corporal (U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, WWI)
lieutenant colonel (U.S. Army Air Force Intelligence, WWII)
Wilder, Amos Niven (brother)
Wilder, Isabel (sister)
Dakin, Janet Wilder (sister)
Wilder, A. Tappan (nephew)
Wilder, Charlotte (sister)
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Modern Language Association of America (honorary member)
Authors Guild
Actors Equity Association
Hispanic Society of America (corresponding member)
Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur (West Germany) (mostrar todos 20)
Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts (honorary member)
Century Association
Players (honorary member)
Graduate Club
Elizabethan Club
Alpha Delta Phi
United States Army (WWI ∙ WWII)
Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton professor)
University of Chicago (professor)
Institut de Cooperation Intellectuélle ( [1937])
United States Department of State
International PEN Club Congress ( [1941])
UNESCO Conference of Arts ( [1952])
Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA (teacher)
Premios y honores
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1963)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1927)
Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1938, 1943)
Chevalier, Legion of Honor (1951)
National Book Committee's National Medal for Literature (1965)
Edward MacDowell Medal (1960) (mostrar todos 21)
National Book Award for fiction (1968)
Peace Prize of the German Book Trade (1957)
Friedenspreis, Deutschen Buchhandels (1957)
Sonderpreis (1959)
Goethe medal (1959)
Gold Medal for Fiction, American Academy of Arts and Letters (1952)
Brandeis University Creative Arts Award for theater and film (1959-60)
Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (2013)
Medal of the Order of Merit (Peru)
Order of Merit (West Germany)
Century Association Art Medal
Honorary member of Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Alpha Delta Phi
Biografía breve
Thornton Wilder was born on April 17, 1897 in Madison, Wisconsin to Isabella (Niven) Wilder and Amos Parker Wilder. He attended Oberlin College (1915-1917), received an A.B. from Yale University (1920), attended the American Academy in Rome (1920-1921), and received an A.M. from Princeton University (1926). He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945, receiving the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.

Wilder is best known as an author of novels, plays, and screenplays. Among his many published novels and plays, he wrote three Pulitzer Prize winning works: The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1928), Our Town (1938), and The Skin of Our Teeth (1943). He also won the Gold Medal for fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1952), the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1963), the National Book Committee's National Medal for Literature (1965), and the National Book Award (1968).

Wilder was a lecturer in comparative literature at the University of Chicago (1930-1936), a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii (1935), and Charles Eliot Norton Professor of poetry at Harvard University (1950-1951).

Wilder received honorary degrees from New York University, Yale University, Kenyon College, College of Wooster, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Oberlin College, University of New Hampshire, and University of Zurich.

Thornton Wilder died in 1975



La caída en julio de 1714 del "puente más bonito de todo el Perú" y la consecuente muerte de 5 viajeros, indice a un fraile franciscano a iniciar una investigación acerca de las causas del accidente que, por caminos inesperados, le pondrá a las puertas de la muerte en la hoguera. La emocionante peripecia y la colorista reporducción del Perú de los vireyes, bajo el Imperio español, no ocultan sin embargo una aguda exposición de lo que es, esencialmente, una cuestión metafísica: la naturaleza de la voluntad divina.… (más)
Natt90 | 118 reseñas más. | Mar 27, 2023 |
This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.
Daniel464 | 118 reseñas más. | Sep 27, 2021 |
Hermosa novela que a modo de diarios, cartas, informes, etc nos va mostrando los últimos meses de vida de Julio Cesar.
El autor quiere hacer un paralelismo con la vida de Mussolini, criticando los regímenes totalitarios.
Ioseba_Meana | 16 reseñas más. | Nov 13, 2019 |
Extranjera en la isla griega de Brinos, sola pese a rodearse de los jóvenes que visitan su casa fascinados por la belleza de su cuerpo y su sabiduría, la mujer de Andros asume con dignidad su condición de cortesana culta, en una sociedad fuertemente patriarcal, y busca en su interior fuerzas para enfrentarse a la enfermedad que une los hilos de su vida y al don más terrible de los dioses: la incomunicabilidad del amor. Porque el mundo es demasiado valioso como para ser comprensible, la mujer de Andros ama todas las cosas y celebra la vida entera, con sus luces y sus sombras.… (más)
HavanaIRC | 2 reseñas más. | Oct 5, 2017 |


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