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Thornton Wilder
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As quoted in The Notation of the Heart by Edmund Fuller, in The American Scholar Reader (1960) edited by Hiram Hayden and Betsy Saunders.


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Born: April 17, 1897

Died: December 7, 1975 (aged 78)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist, playwright

Bio: Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the two plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.

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