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Cropped TW book cover.jpgWilder first came to Newport as a member of the first Coast Artillery Corps of the National Army, stationed at Fort Adams on Narragansett Bay, during the final months of World War I. The charms of Newport drew him back during the summer of 1922 after his first year of teaching at The Lawrenceville School. He lived at the YMCA and tutored children of Newport families to earn living expenses, and he worked on his first novel, The Cabala; this experience became the basis for his last and most autobiographical novel, Theophilus North. Send your proposals for papers that deal with Wilder and Newport and all aspects of Wilder's work--and on its relation to the work of other writers and to the several eras of his productive life, from the 1920s through the 1970s. Read more...


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