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“beginnings” in The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 27, 2007

·     first sentence … “On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travellers into the gulf below” … specificity provides versimilitude.  ·     the fact that the “finest bridge” collapsed suggests something out of the ordinary, some unseen hand. (Stein)

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