Which Pulitzer Prize-winning author wrote The Bridge of San Luis Rey
? A Theodore Wild B Thierry Wise C Thornton Wilder D Thomas West 6.
In his Pulitzer prize winning book, The Bridge of San Luis Rey
, Thornton Wilder has the nun reminisce:
He maintained friendships and correspondences with his generation's iconic writers and intellectuals, Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein among them, becoming one of the greatest American playwrights of his time and a Pulitzer Prize winner in both drama--Our Town (1938) and The Skin of Our Teeth (1942)--and fiction--The Bridge of San Luis Rey
(1927), the first writer to win the award in two genres.
In works like "The Skin of Our Teeth" or "The Bridge of San Luis Rey
," the writer is able to depict humanity's failings and still make a case for optimism.
Perhaps Thornton Wilder said it best in The Bridge of San Luis Rey
She has taken femininity and womanhood as her subjects, composing songs based on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Rumi; she has written works with historical themes, including the operas The Captivation of Eunice Williams and The Bridge of San Luis Rey
, based on the novel by Thornton Wilder.
Also on hand in Madrid: Sicilian director Emma Dante's Sud Costa Occidentale with two productions, Mpalermu and Carnezzeria (Butchery); Spanish director Alex Rigola, with his adaptation of Brecht's Saint Joan of the Abattoir; and Irina Brook's staging of Thornton Wilder's novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey
. (THRU NOV 14; 24.91.580.4260; www.madrid.org/fo04)
I first saw a film replica of the Apurimac bridge in a 1929 movie starring Ramon Navarro and Lily Damita: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
. Later I discovered the 1927 novel on which the film was based.
Brendan is in Madrid working on The Bridge Of San Luis Rey
with an all-star cast.
Recommends: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
By Thornton Wilder New York: Albert & Charles Boni--1927
But the story was largely forgotten until Mr Blair used it in his speech at the New York memorial for British victims of the September 11 terrorist attacksThe emotional address left many of the mourners at New York's St Thomas's Church in tears - and sparked a boom in sales of Wilder's book, The Bridge of San Luis Rey