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A Week in Literary History

April 17th, 2002

In 1897, American novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder (Our Town, 1938) is born in Madison, Wisc.

Thornton Wilder, b. April 17, 1897, d. 1975

Wilder is rare in having been an extremely successful playwright and novelist, and for having won Pulitzer prizes in both genres. Extremely popular during his lifetime, he now persists in the literary consciousness only through revivals of the imperishable Our Town (1938), probably the most frequently performed play in American history, if you count grammar school and high school productions.

Suggested Reading Drama Our Town, 1938. The Skin of Our Teeth, 1942. The Matchmaker, 1954. Novels The Bridge of San Luis Rey, 1927. Heaven’s My Destination, 1935. The Eighth Day, 1967.

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