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HEAVEN'S MY DESTINATION — Thornton Wilder—Harper ($2.50).

Public response to Author Thornton Wilder has been chequered. His first book (The Cabala) was too clever to be popular. His second (The Bridge of San Luis Rey) was the best-selling phenomenon of 1927. Since then he has published a distinguished tour de force (The Woman of Andros), two collections of inconsiderable, unactable playlets (The Angel That Troubled the Waters, The Long Christmas Dinner). Carpers have accused him of being a literary showoff, say he once struck a lucky posture, will never repeat it. Communist...

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