Thornton Wilder letters, 1927-1963.


Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. Thornton Wilder letters, 1927-1963.

Thornton Wilder letters, 1927-1963.

The collection consists of two letters to Mrs. Knopf in regard to his publishing commitments; to Carl Schiffeler discussing his novel The ides of March; to Mr. Carroll regarding the dramatization of a Wilder novel; a long chatty letter to friends mentioning a Streetcar named desire, Myrna Loy, and Charles Laughton; a letter to Edmund Wilson (1928?) expresses his negative feelings about writing book reviews; one to Alfred Noyes (1932) discusses Wilder family activities; one to Mr. Harris (1934) concerns an alleged insult to Beverley Nichols; and one to Clifford Odets (1936) concern tickets for Odets' play Paradise Lost. Also, a letter from Wilder (1958) and one from his sister Isabel (1963) to Jon Carroll containing advice for new authors.

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Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 (person)

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Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958 (person)

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