Автор: Thornton Wilder Название: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Other Novels 1926–1948 ISBN: 1598530453 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781598530452 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 22570 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: Thornton Wilder was the rare writer whose achievements as a playwright were matched by equal abilities as a novelist. As companion to its volume of Wilder's collected plays, The Library of America's edition of his early novels and stories brings together five novels that highlight his wit, erudition, innovative formal structures, and philosophical wisdom. Drawing on the post-collegiate year he spent in Rome, Wilder fashioned in "The Cabala" a tale of youthful enchantment with the Eternal City in the form of a fictitious memoir of an American student and the enigmatic coterie of noble Romans who draw him into their midst. He followed this debut novel two years later with "The Bridge of San Luis Rey," which catapulted him to literary prominence and earned him the first of his three Pulitzer prizes. ""The Bridge,"" Wilder later wrote, "asked the question whether the intention that lies behind love was sufficient to justify the desperation of living." Set in 18th-century Peru, the book is a kind of theological detective story concerning a friar's investigations into the lives of five individuals before they were killed in a bridge collapse. An elegantly told parable, with credible historical ambience and psychologically rounded characters, "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" is primarily a probing inquiry into the nature of destiny and divine intention: Why did God allow these particular people to die? "The Woman of Andros," based on the "Andria" of Roman writer Terence, is a meditation on the ancient world filtered through the sensibility of a meditative courtesan; "Heaven's My Destination," a departure from Wilder's historical themes, is a picaresque romp through Depression-era America; and "The Ides of March" takes up the story of Julius Caesar's assassination by imagining the exchange of letters among such prominent ancient figures as Catullus, Cleopatra, Cicero, and Caesar himself, "groping in the open seas of his unlimited power for the first principles which should guide him." The volume concludes with a selection of early short stories-among them "Pr cautions Inutiles," published here for the first time-and a selection of essays that offers Wilder's insights into the works of Stein and Joyce, as well as a lecture on letter writers that bears on both "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and "The Ides of March."
Автор: Thornton Wilder Название: Our Town and Other Plays ISBN: 0141184582 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141184586 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 6600 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Finding the theatre of the 1920s lacking in bite and conviction, Thornton Wilder set out to bring back realism and to celebrate the innocent, simple and religious. This title includes "Our Town"; "The Skin of our Teeth"; and "The Matchmaker".
Автор: Wilder, Thornton Название: Bridge of San Luis Rey, The ISBN: 0060088877 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780060088873 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 7330 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: A new edition of Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel with a new foreword by Russell Banks and with new documentary material.
Автор: Thornton Wilder Название: Collected Plays and Writings on Theater ISBN: 1598530038 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781598530032 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 22570 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Tender, beguiling, suffused with feeling and wit, the remarkable plays of Thornton Wilder occupy a unique place in American culture. His most celebrated play, Our Town, has achieved iconic status as an expression of the spirit and pathos of small-town American life; adapted for the movies and the operatic stage, it continues to resonate with audiences responding to its formal elegance, plainspoken poetry, and moving evocation of the inevitability of loss. Collected Plays and Writings on Theater, the most comprehensive one-volume edition of Thornton Wilder's work ever published, takes the measure of his extraordinary career as a dramatist by presenting the complete span of his achievement, beginning with his early expressionist experiments and daring one-act plays, such as "The Long Christmas Dinner" and "The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden" (one of Wilder's personal favorites), ranging through the full flowering of Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Matchmaker, and encompassing the intriguing dramatic projects of his later years, such as his adaptation of the ancient story of Alcestis (The Alcestiad) and plays written for dramatic cycles based on the Seven Deadly Sins and the varied ages of an individual's life. Complementing the selection of plays is an illuminating group of essays that captures Wilder's reflections on his plays and contains a revealing epistolary account of the film adaptation of Our Town, as well as evaluations of dramatists such as Sophocles, George Bernard Shaw, and the Austrian satirist Johann Nestroy (whose farce Einen Jux will er sich machen Wilder brilliantly transformed into The Matchmaker). This volume also includes material never before published: scenes from The Emporium, an ambitious unfinished play that, emerging out of Wilder's intense engagement with existentialist philosophy in the postwar years, imagines a Kafkaesque department store whose enigmatic activities are as inscrutable as the mysteries of life itself; and the complete screenplay Wilder wrote for Alfred Hitchcock's film Shadow of a Doubt just before reporting for military service in 1942. Although faithful to the spirit of the film, the screenplay presented here restores Wilder's original dialogue, some of which (to Wilder's dismay) was altered for the movie. A study of family life, youthful illusions, and the desperation of a criminal on the run, the Shadow of a Doubt screenplay is a masterful exhibition of the art of suspense and taut dramatic storytelling, and is an essential part of Wilder's oeuvre. "While all of Wilder's work is intelligent, non-synthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American."--Edward Albee
Автор: Thornton Wilder Название: The Bridge of San Luis Rey ISBN: 0141184256 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141184258 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 5940 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: An ancient bridge collapses over a gorge in Peru, hurling five people into the abyss. It seems a meaningless human tragedy. But one witness, a Franciscan monk, believes the deaths might not be as random as they appear. Convinced that the disaster is a punishment sent from Heaven, the monk sets out to discover all he can about the travellers.
Автор: Thornton Wilder Название: The Bridge of San Luis Rey ISBN: 0141023627 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141023625 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Цена: 2770 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Wilder Thornton Название: The Bridge of San Luis Rey ISBN: 0062421107 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062421104 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 5650 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание:
Thornton Wilders classic novelnow available in a limited Olive Editionfeatures previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material as well as an updated afterword by his nephew, Tappan Wilder, and a foreword by Russell Banks.
On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below. With this celebrated sentence, one of the towering achievements in American fiction, and a novel read throughout the world, begins.
By fate or chance, a monk has witnessed the collapse. Brother Juniper, moved by the tragedy, embarks on a quest to prove a higher order is at work in the deaths of those who perished.
His search leads readers on a timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition.
Автор: Wilder, Thornton Название: Heaven`s My Destination ISBN: 0060088893 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780060088897 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 8460 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: A classic Thornton Wilder novel, in our series of Wilder reissues, with new forewords and afterwords.
Автор: Wilder, Thornton Название: Cabala and The Woman of Andros, The ISBN: 006051857X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780060518578 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 8460 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: Two early novels by the American master with a new foreword and afterword.
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