Additional Resources for The Petrified Forest by Robert E. Sherwood

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Auchincloss, Louis, "Robert E. Sherwood," in The Man behind the Book: Literary Profiles, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996, pp. 192-98.

Written by one of the most famed biographers of the mid-twentieth century, this brief but telling profile of the playwright does not have much detail about Sherwood's life but is told by an intelligent observer.

Brown, John Mason, The Worlds of Robert E. Sherwood: Mirror to His Times, 1896-1939, Harper & Row, 1962.

Brown's book is considered to be the definitive biography of Sherwood, following his life up to the start of World War II and offering insight into how the playwright's ideas formed. He also wrote The Ordeal of a Playwright: Robert E. Sherwood and the Challenge of War, published by Harper & Row in 1970.

Meserve, Walter J., Robert E. Sherwood: Reluctant Moralist, Pegasus, 1970.

Meserve examines Sherwood's career in terms of his Christian social ideals.

Wiser, William, The Twilight Years...

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