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Theater: Scraping Away the Sentiment OUR TOWN

Of the plays that tower over American drama -- Thornton Wilder's Our Town, Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and...

Books: Dear Liar

THEOPHILUS NORTH by THORNTON WILDER 374 pages. Harper & Row. $7.95. Playwright Thornton Wilder is the good old white magician who once had us all handing...

The Theater: The Rediscoverer

Thornton Wilder was a member of the Lost Generation who was never lost, and his own generation never quite forgave him for that. Born a year after Fitzgerald,...

Music: The Singing Greeks

When he was 14, Playwright Thornton Wilder knew his life's ambition. He wanted to be a composer of operas. He never quite made it, but 50 years later, at 64,...

A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 19, 1953

When TIME'S Education Editor Bruce Barton Jr. was writing a cover story on Robert M. Hutchins (TIME, Nov. 21, 1949), then chancellor of the University of...

Education: An Obliging Man

(See Cover) "On my grave," says Thornton Wilder, "they will write: 'Here lies a man who tried to be obliging.' " And he gives a nervous bark of laughter—the...

Books: Everytown

THE EIGHTH DAY by Thornton Wilder. 435 pages. Harper & Row. $6.95. For a man of his age (69), Thornton Wilder's total literary output is small—six novels, four...

Books: Wilder Home

HEAVEN'S MY DESTINATION — Thornton Wilder—Harper ($2.50). Public response to Author Thornton Wilder has been chequered. His first book (The Cabala) was too...

The Theater: Joyce or a Chicken?

Already the season's most controversial play, Thornton Wilder's cockeyed The Skin of Our Teeth (TIME, Nov. 30) last week started a louder controversy concerning...

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