Thornton Wilder: a life (Niven, Penelope)(2012, paperback)

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Thornton Wilder: a life, is based on unprecedented research: thousands of pages of letters, journals, manuscripts and other documentary evidence of Wilder’s life, work, and times. Penelope Niven mined Wilder’s personal archives for more than a decade, to produce a book that illuminates his professional life and reveals an enigmatic, intensely private man who wandered the world, writing, he said, for and about everybody. Even today, he has a global audience. His novels, including The Bridge of San Luis Rey, remain in print all over the world.........