Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

His Life and Work

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the American playwright draws on interviews with colleagues, friends, and family to create a study of Arthur Miller, from his childhood in Depression-era New York City, through his rise to critical acclaim, to the present day.

Perseus Publishing
Arthur Miller has been delivering powerful drama to the stage for decades with such masterpieces as Death of a Salesman. But, remarkably, no one has yet told the full story of Miller's own extraordinary life-a rich life, much of it shrouded from public view. To achieve this groundbreaking portrait of the artist and the man, the award-winning drama critic and biographer Martin Gottfried masterfully draws on his interviews with those who have known Miller throughout his personal and professional life, on Miller's voluminous lifelong correspondence, and on the annotated scripts and notebooks that reveal Miller's creative process in stunning detail. From Miller's childhood and adolescence in Depression-era New York City to his formative college years in Michigan…from the numerous early professional rejections to the 1947 play All My Sons that established him as a voice to be reckoned with…from his heroic defiance of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy years to his most unlikely pairing with Marilyn Monroe… from political and social activism on the world stage to an extraordinary professional vitality even as he turns 88 in October 2003 (he is still writing plays, and stage revivals and film adaptations of his classics proliferate): here is a dazzling book-a literary event of the first order.

The sole and definitive biography of the greatest living American playwright


Blackwell North Amer
To achieve this portrait of the artist and the man, the award-winning drama critic and biographer Martin Gottfried masterfully draws on his interviews with those who have known Miller throughout his personal and professional life, on Miller's voluminous lifelong correspondence, and on the annotated scripts and notebooks that reveal Miller's creative process in stunning detail. From Miller's childhood and adolescence in Depression-era New York City to his formative college years in Michigan... from the numerous early professional rejections to the 1947 play All My Sons that established him as a voice to be reckoned with... from his heroic defiance of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy years to his most unlikely pairing with Marilyn Monroe... from political and social activism on the world stage to an extraordinary professional vitality (Miller is still writing plays, and stage revivals and film adaptations of his classics proliferate): here is a dazzling biography - a literary event of the first order.

Baker
& Taylor

In a definitive portrait of the legendary American playwright, a noted drama critic and biographer draws on interviews with colleagues, friends, and family, as well as on Miller's voluminous correspondence, to create an incisive study of Arthur Miller--from his childhood in Depression-era New York City, through his rise to critical acclaim, to the present day--and his work. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2003
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780306812149
0306812142
Branch Call Number: BIO Miller, A 2003
Characteristics: xii, 484 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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