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“Oh, earth, you are too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Does anyone ever realize life while they live it…every, every minute?”

Thornton Wilder, Our Town (1938)

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"The Bridge of San Luis Rey" (Post 2/2)

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Part IV: Uncle Pio

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“That’s what one gets by hanging around a theatre and hearing nothing but the conversation of… 2,521 more words

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The Reason I'm Sleepy

A couple of nights back, I had a dream about Thornton Wilder. (NO, you pervert. It was not an erotic dream. It was a respectful dream. 1,034 more words

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Just a Star

To say Thornton Wilder is a great thinker is like saying the sun is just a great star. To try to describe his genius is to simply undermine it. 224 more words

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"The Bridge of San Luis Rey" (Post 1/2)

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Thornton Wilder’s second novel, published in 1927, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Philosophical Books (and the Death Sentence)

Okay, so there are books and there are philosophical books and when you hear the adjective philosophical in this context, you slam the book shut and run a mile or more, without so much as looking back – and by god, I don’t blame you. 856 more words

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