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The Portable Arthur Miller (Penguin Classics)by Arthur Miller
Synopses & Reviews
This classic collection—the only one-volume selection of Arthur Miller's work available—presents a rich cross section of writing from one of our most influential and humane playwrights, containing in full his masterpieces The Crucible and Death of a Salesman. This essential collection also includes the complete texts of After the Fall, The American Clock, The Last Yankee, and Broken Glass, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play of 1995, as well as excerpts from Miller's memoir Timebends. An essay by Harold Clurman and Christopher Bigsby's introduction discuss Miller's standing as one of the greatest American playwrights of all time and his importance to twentieth-century literature.
Containing in full Miller's masterpieces "The Crucible" and "Death of a Salesman, " this collection comprises 60 years of writing from America's greatest living playwright.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 571-575).
About the Author
Arthur Miller is the author of numerous plays. A Pulitzer Prize winner, he has twice won the New York Drama Critics' Award and in 2001 received the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Christopher Bigsby is professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. He edited the Penguin Classics editions of Miller's The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, and All My Sons.
Table of Contents
Timebends (1987) — The golden years (1939-1940) — Death of a salesman (1949) — The crucible (1953) — After the fall (1964) — The American clock (1980) — The last yankee (1993) — Broken glass (1994).
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