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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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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 ... Show synopsis

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Mythos

Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Mythos on May 25, 2007

This is the first time I've ever read Thornton Wilder and I was unprepared for such a masterpiece. In The Bridge of San Luis Rey Wilder is able to simplify, like Voltaire, forms that other writers take pages or even chapters to convey as the most human, life wretching experiences, the suffering of love, of adoration that throws itself into the unwanting hands of those it's closest to. I will need to read this book over again and again to absorb it fully. I saw a piece of myself in all the characters and I'm very perplexed by such a power to distub and console my fear of letting go.

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