Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thornton Wilder Fans Rejoice: SELECTED LETTERS now in paperback; Updated catalog available online

THE SELECTED LETTERS OF THORNTON WILDER edited by Robin G. WilderI’m the kind of person who likes to watch the behind-the-scenes special features on the DVDs of my favorite movies. I like listening to interviews that show the personality of actors and writers because to me, it enhances the movie to get a glimpse of the people who create it.

There is a similar satisfaction in reading the journals and letters of favorite authors. These primary texts can be especially helpful for students looking to analyze an author’s literary works in greater depth. Harper Perennial has just released the paperback edition of The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder. The author of Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey wrote some 7,000 letters over the course of his lifetime. Selected Letters, edited by Robin G. Wilder, is the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of these letters to date.

For more about our Thornton Wilder titles, be sure to look through our recently revised catalog. If you’ve adopted any of these titles for a class, you can order a complimentary desk copy. To order a book for possible course adoption, please order an examination copy.

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