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Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was an accomplished novelist and playwright whose works explore the connection between the commonplace and the cosmic dimensions of human experience. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928 for The Bridge of San Luis Rey, the second of his seven novels, and received the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Our Town in 1938 and The Skin of Our Teeth in 1943. Wilder's hit play The Matchmaker was adapted as the musical Hello, Dolly! His work is widely read and produced around the...See more

Personality Profile For Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder

The following is a personality profile of Thornton Wilder based on his work.

Thornton Wilder is confident, heartfelt and genial.

He is calm under pressure, he handles unexpected events calmly and effectively. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. But, Thornton Wilder is also self-controlled: he has control over his desires, which are not particularly intense.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for prestige.

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with achieving success: he makes decisions with little regard for how they show off his talents.


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