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Two links below bring the visitor to two finished pieces.  Their content diverges, but together they can be called representative in the expression of a sensibility and of interests.

Here is first link . . .

“Letter from Lima” – The New Criterion, June 2011

Now a change of pace — and of flavor.  I have been a devoted reader of Thornton Wilder for fifty years.  This link addresses a piece with which Wilder himself was unhappy.

“Thornton Wilder and the gods” – The New Criterion, May 2011

The Thornton Wilder Society is at