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His “unimportant case in a small Middlewestern town” Wilder created a story that opens onto philosophical and religious speculation revisiting the themes of earlier works such as Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey and summing up his deepest concerns The Eighth Day’s “principal idea” he wrote in 1968 is “that Man is not a final and arrested creation but is evolving toward higher mental and spiritual faculties”Couched in a lighter vein Theophilus North 1973 shows Wilder taking a wry backward glance at his youthful self to fashion a “joking autobiography” Like the title character named for Wilder’s twin who died at birth he had spent a summer in the 1920s working as a.
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The final phase of Thornton Wilder’s illustrious career was marked by a triumphant return to the novel a form he had eschewed after the publication of The Ides of March in 1948 uestioning its continued viability as a means of artistic expression The National Book Award–winning The Eighth Day 1967 according to Wilder his only “real novel” put all such uestions to flight It is an epic tale at once expansive and nuanced of two American families and their intertwined destinies John Ashley a mining engineer in Coaltown Illinois is sentenced to death for the murder of his colleague Breckenridge Lansing but just hours before his execution a strange and audacious raid sets him free Out of t. Men on a Mission just hours before his execution a strange and audacious raid sets him free Out of t.
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Tutor in Newport Rhode Island A series of loosely connected tales bound by place and mood Theophilus North is an enchanting work of mischievous wit and elegantly comic storytelling suffused with fondness for the recollected charms of Newport and its “nine cities”Wilder’s autobiographical urge is even evident in the three pieces that conclude the volume chapters of a never before published manuscript from the late 1960s Writing of his past while permitting himself fictional touches he engagingly evokes his childhood stay at a boarding school in China his time as an undergraduate at Yale and the uneasy experience of visiting Salzburg Austria amid the inescapable political tensions of 19.